ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Freshman Wilson Chandler scored 21 points
and had 12 rebounds to lead DePaul to their first Big East victory,
by defeating Notre Dame 73-67 on Saturday afternoon.
Colin Falls hit five of his six 3-pointers in the second half
for Notre Dame, who came off a double overtime loss at Pittsburgh
Falls finished with 26 points and Chris Quinn added 16 for Notre
Notre Dame (9-4, 0-2) tied the game at 53 on a three-point play
from Chris Quinn with 10:54 left after trailing by 17 points in the
But Sammy Mejia came back with a 3-point play for DePaul, and
Chandler hit a jumper to make it 58-53. DePaul never trailed again.
Falls made a layup to cut DePaul's lead to 58-57, but DePaul
pulled away with a reverse layup from Mejia and a jumper by Currie
to make it 62-57 with 3:09 left in the game.
Mejia finished with 10 points for DePaul, all coming in the
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