DePaul 77, Bradley 74
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP)—Delonte Holland scored 22 points and Andre Brown had 14 points and 14 rebounds as DePaul overcame a 20-point deficit to beat Bradley 77-74 on Sunday afternoon.
Marcell Sommerville’s basket gave the Braves a 48-28 lead with 19:39 left, but DePaul (4-1) was able to come back.
DePaul outscored Bradley (5-2) 10-0 during a 4:20 span early in the second half. Holland finished it off with a dunk to cut the Braves’ lead to 48-38 with 16:08 left.
Another Blue Demons run 10 minutes later cut Bradley’s lead to three. Drake Deiner capped off an 11-2 surge with a 3-point shot, to make it 61-58 with 7:23 left.
Two Holland free throws with 3:38 left gave DePaul a 68-67 lead, its first since the opening minutes of the game. The Blue Demons went ahead for good 71-69 on a 3-pointer from Deiner with 2:43 left in the game.
Phillip Gilbert cut the DePaul lead to 75-74 on a 3 with 6.2 seconds left, but Holland squashed the rally with two free throws.
Gilbert finished with 25 points for Bradley and Mike Suggs and Marcell Sommerville both had 14.
Deiner finished with 12 points for DePaul.
DePaul had problems with Bradley’s trapping defense in the first half, committing 13 turnovers.
Brown has had five double-figure scoring games and five double-figure rebounding games in all five games this season.