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No. 18 Marquette beats DePaul 89-76

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  • DePaul's Mose Morgan goes over the back of Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom while trying to block his shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday in Rosemont.

      DePaul's Mose Morgan goes over the back of Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom while trying to block his shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday in Rosemont.
    Associated Press

 
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ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Darius Johnson-Odom scored 23 points and Jamil Wilson added 18 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 18 Marquette to an 89-76 victory over DePaul on Monday night.

Trailing 41-29, Johnson-Odom scored nine points during an 11-2 run by the Golden Eagles (20-5, 9-3 Big East) to close the first half. He opened the second half by hitting a 3 that tied the game at 43, and Jae Crowder gave the Golden Eagles their first lead of the game with a free throw. Vander Blue hit a jumper to cap off a 16-3 run to open the second half and give Marquette a 56-46 lead.

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Marquette rebounded from a blowout loss to Notre Dame on Saturday that ended a seven-game winning streak.

Cleveland Melvin scored 22 points and Jamee Crockett added 17 for DePaul (11-12, 2-9), which has lost 36 consecutive games against ranked opponents since beating No. 17 Villanova 84-76 on Jan. 3, 2008.

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