Bulls hang on, get 63-59 win at DePaul
Dominique Jones hit a key 3-pointer with two minutes left and two free throws with 22 seconds remaining as USF hung on for a tight 63-59 road win, beating last-place DePaul on Tuesday night in Chicago.
Here's our full story from Times correspondent Darryl Mellema.
Jones had 20 points for the Bulls, but went just 4-of-17 from the field. Chris Howard added 13 points and Augustus Gilchrist 11 for USF. DePaul got 24 points and 11 rebounds from Mac Koshwal.
The Bulls improve to 18-11 and 8-9 in the Big East, with the regular season wrapping up Saturday in the Sun Dome against Connecticut. DePaul falls to 8-21 and 1-16 in Big East play. The Blue Demons had tied the game at 56-56, but Jones hit a 3-pointer to give the Bulls the lead for good.
After winning just two conference road games in their first four seasons in the Big East, the Bulls have won three this year, winning at Providence and Georgetown before Tuesday's victory. USF sits ninth in the Big East standings after the win.