Butler rolls past DePaul 60-42

  • DePaul forward Romeo Weems, left, and Butler forward Markeese Hastings, right, battle for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    DePaul forward Romeo Weems, left, and Butler forward Markeese Hastings, right, battle for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • Butler forward Jordan Tucker (1) reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    Butler forward Jordan Tucker (1) reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • Butler forward Sean McDermott (22) forces DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) to stop his drive to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    Butler forward Sean McDermott (22) forces DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) to stop his drive to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • DePaul forward Romeo Weems (1) tries to block the shot of Butler forward Bryce Nze (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    DePaul forward Romeo Weems (1) tries to block the shot of Butler forward Bryce Nze (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • DePaul forward Romeo Weems (1) watches the ball while Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) works it around the court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    DePaul forward Romeo Weems (1) watches the ball while Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) works it around the court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • DePaul center Nick Ongenda (14) scores with a slam dunk while Butler forward Sean McDermott, right,makes contact with his head during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    DePaul center Nick Ongenda (14) scores with a slam dunk while Butler forward Sean McDermott, right,makes contact with his head during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • Butler forward Bryce Nze (10), left, and DePaul center Nick Ongenda (14) battle for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    Butler forward Bryce Nze (10), left, and DePaul center Nick Ongenda (14) battle for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) tries to block the shot of DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) tries to block the shot of DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • DePaul head coach Dave Leitao reacts to the action on the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Butler, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    DePaul head coach Dave Leitao reacts to the action on the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Butler, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

  • Butler head coach LaVall Jordan communicates with his players on the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.

    Butler head coach LaVall Jordan communicates with his players on the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 2/29/2020 9:05 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Tucker and Sean McDermott scored 13 points each and Butler beat DePaul 60-42 on Saturday night.

McDermott scored 11 points in the first half when Butler took a 29-22 lead and Tucker scored all his points over an 8½-minute span of the second half, finishing a 20-6 run with three consecutive 3-pointers for a 53-32 lead with six minutes to go.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Tucker had four 3-pointers and McDermott three. DePaul, meanwhile, missed 11 shots from the arc before Romeo Weems extended the Blue Demons' streak of consecutive games with a 3 to 835 when he sank one with 19 seconds remaining.

Butler's Kamar Baldwin had nine points, eight rebounds, six steals and three blocks.

Charlie Moore and Nick Ongenda had eight points each to lead DePaul, which shot only 33% and committed 17 turnovers. Their 20 second-half points were a season low.

Butler (20-9, 8-8 Big East) posted its 20th 20-win season over the past 24 campaigns.

DePaul (14-15, 2-14) beat Butler 79-66 on Jan. 18 to end an 11-game win streak in the series by the Bulldogs.

Butler faces St. John's at home on Wednesday. DePaul plays Marquette at home on Tuesday.

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