DePaul sits in last place with an embarrassing record of 0-12 in the conference and 6-18 overall. West Virginia had nothing to fear facing the Blue Demons and added another loss to DePaul’s record.
John Flowers led West Virginia’s balanced offense with 15 points and the 25th-ranked Mountaineers never trailed in beating DePaul 82-71 on Saturday.
Deniz Kilicli and Joe Mazzulla added 12 points apiece and Casey Mitchell and Truck Bryant both scored 11 for West Virginia (16-8, 7-5 Big East).
Brandon Young led DePaul (6-18, 0-12) with 14 points, while Jimmy Drew added 13 and Krys Faber and Tony Freeland both had 11.
The Mountaineers’ offense woke up after averaging 58 points in their six previous games, surpassing that figure midway through the second half.
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