PC got off to a fast start and scored 42 points in the first half. Their defense left a bit to be desired though as DePaul had a plethora of open looks from 3 and there were a few too many layups. The lead at the half was only 5.
The second half was similar to the first except PC’s shooting wasn’t as good but they managed to never get behind. DePaul managed to tie the game at 62 but Henton answered to get them back up and never look back.
Cotton put a nice exclamation on this one with a breakaway dunk in the last 14 seconds.
Cotton led all scorers with 28 points and also had 6 assists. Harris played a much better game and Henton was his usual junkyard dog self adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. Batts was disappointing with early foul trouble and missing some layups but he did take a charge late and grab a few rebounds to close out defensive possessions at the end of the game. All in all, a nice rebound game after the gross offensive performance at Marquette on Thursday.
The Friars will return home to take on a St. John’s team that beat Marquette handily at MSG earlier today.