DePaul

DePaul Loses Again

Michael Bizoukas

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DePaul lost its eighth game in a row Thursday as it fell to South Florida. The Blue Demons were able to keep up in the second half, only scoring one point less during that second half.

Hugh Robertson scored 16 points as South Florida beat DePaul 71-60 on Thursday night, extending the Blue Demons’ losing skid to 21 straight games against Big East opponents.

Jawanza Poland and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick added 11 points each for South Florida (8-14, 2-7). The Bulls’ other Big East win this season came on Jan. 16, a 79-72 victory over Providence.

DePaul (6-14, 0-8) got 17 points from freshman Cleveland Melvin. Its current Big East losing streak includes 20 regular-season games and one at the conference tournament.

The Blue Demons have not won a Big East game since a 51-50 victory over Marquette on Jan. 20, 2010. DePaul is the lone Big East team without a conference win this season.

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