DePaul defeats Wright State 81-72

The Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Cleveland Melvin scored 23 points to lead DePaul to an 81-72 victory over Wright State on Saturday in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

Brandon Young added 14 points and Tommy Hamilton had 13 for the Blue Demons.

J.T. Yoho led Wright State with 13 points. Matt Vest and A.J. Pacher each had 11 points. The Raiders shot 50 percent to DePaul's 55 percent.

The Raiders led by as much as nine points but weren't able to put away the Blue Demons. Young hit a jumper with 4:16 remaining to regain the lead for DePaul.

A Charles McKinney steal led to a layup by Young, and Melvin added a pair of free throws and a jumper gave the Blue Demons a five-point lead with 2:45 remaining.

DePaul went 6 of 8 at the foul line in the final minutes and Melvin dunked in the final seconds to seal the victory.

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