DePaul beats Saint Joe’s for third place
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP)—Will Walker scored 25 points to lead DePaul to a 58-51 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Monday night in the third-place game at the Paradise Jam.
The Blue Demons (3-1) held their fourth straight opponent under 60 points to start the season.
Walker had seven rebounds for DePaul, which played without leading scorer and rebounder Mac Koshwal, who sat out with an injured left foot.
Walker scored the final five points of the first half as DePaul took a 34-24 lead.
The Hawks (3-2) closed within 45-44 on a jumper by Idris Hilliard with 7:47 left, and the game was tied at 49 with just under 3 minutes left when Darrin Govins of Saint Joseph’s made two of three free throws.
Devin Hill gave the Blue Demons the lead for good with a jumper with 50 seconds left.
Govens had 16 points for the Hawks.