Published May 02, 2016
Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Myke Henry collected 14 points and Billy Garrett posted 13 points and DePaul dispatched No. 24 Seton Hall by a 64-60 count on Thursday.
Darrick Wood added 11 points while Rashaun Stimage had 10 points with seven rebounds for the Blue Demons (11-9, 5-2 Big East), who have won two in a row and four of their last six.
Angel Delgado poured in 19 points and 19 boards for the Pirates (13-5, 3-3), who have dropped three of four since beating Villanova on Jan. 3. Khadeen Carrington picked up 12 points in a losing cause.
"I don't think we played well offensively at all," Pirates coach Kevin Willard said.
Wood's layup off a missed trey from Sterling Gibbs put DePaul on top to stay, 59-58, with 1:50 left in regulation. Jaren Sina then missed from long range and Stimage went to the line after being fouled on his missed layup. He split two from the line for a 60-58 game.
Gibbs followed by missing a layup before Henry made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe and Delgado's tip-in made it 61-60 with 24 ticks left. Wood and Stimage each split their four free-throw tries around a Stephane Manga turnover and Henry closed out the game with another make from the line.
DePaul broke open a close game late in the first half, thanks to a 12-1 clip. Jamee Crockett began the run to give the visitors a 16-15 edge with 9:47 on the clock, then he later added a dunk and Henry finished it with four straight for a 26-16 lead with 6:38 left before intermission.
The Blue Demons led 36-33 at the break and quickly extended the advantage up to 10 on a Stimage jumper. The Pirates came back with 12 in a row and led 45-43 on a Delgado three-point play.
Seton Hall eventually gained separation and assumed a 55-47 lead with 5:49 to go after Sina sank a shot from long distance. In almost three minutes, however, DePaul whittled that deficit down to 56-55 on an Aaron Simpson free shot.
Neither team shot well from the floor, with Seton Hall's 24-percent performance (7-of-29) in the second half dooming the hosts to a home setback ... DePaul connected on 37.5 percent (21-of-56) for the contest ... Gibbs missed all of his seven attempts from beyond the arc as the Pirates finished 1-of-16 as a team from long distance ... Crockett posted a game-high four steals.