DePaul defeats Texas State, 86-69
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP)—Will Walker scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half Saturday to lead DePaul to a 86-69 win over Texas State.
Devin Hill and Mike Stovall had 19 points each, and Stovall also had nine rebounds and six assists for DePaul (7-4). The Blue Demons rebounded from a home loss to American on Wednesday.
Trailing 32-21 with 4:39 left in the first half, DePaul was able to regain the lead by closing the half with a 13-0 run to go ahead 34-32. Hill made a pair of 3-pointers during the span and Stovall had a basket with 32 seconds left.
Dylan Hale led Texas State (3-8) with 22 points and John Rybak had 21 points.
The Blue Demons stretched their lead in the second half. Stovall had a putback to put them up 42-36, Jeremiah Kelly had a three-point play and freshman walk-on Nate Rogers made a pair of free throws to extend the Blue Demons lead to 51-38 with 13:04 left.
In the first half, Texas State trailed 14-11 but scored the game’s next 13 points. Rybak’s 3-pointer capped the run that gave the Bobcats a 24-14 lead.
Stovall scored 12 in the first half and Hill had 10. Rybak made three of his four 3-point attempts in the half; for the game, he was 5-for-10 from behind the arc. Hale was 5-for-9 in the contest.