NCAAB Game Recap - DePaul at Boston College
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:00 PM EST

UMass
46
UVA
58
F
CSBak
49
Gonz
77
F
FlaAM
51
Seton
87
F
Miss
86
Mem
87
F
FlGlf
48
VACom
78
F
(N/A)
44
InWor
68
F
Morg
57
WIMil
62
F
S UT
80
ChaSo
45
F
Buck
46
Syr
97
F
DeP
72
BC
67
F
ArkLR
58
NCSU
74
F
UNCW
66
FlInt
63
F
E IL
63
BethC
66
F
GrgWas
78
Evans
70
F
RobM
62
Marq
66
F
YSU
66
USC-Up
61
F
E WA
90
HiPt
74
F
(N/A)
41
Toled
100
F
UNH
71
JMU
78
F
StFPA
65
FlaSt
80
F
DelSt
66
ETSU
98
F
(N/A)
60
CenMI
106
F
Charl
71
UCF
72
F
Gram
58
OrSt
80
F
StBon
57
Canis
61
F
AzSt
80
StJon
67
F
GrCan
58
Ford
70
F
NIU
68
SIU-E
64
F
Oral
59
WichSt
68
F
Troy
60
Samf
72
F
Stony
87
Merrim
84
F(OT)
E KY
51
Clev
65
F
How
69
Ball
100
F
(N/A)
69
UCSB
88
F
UCDav
62
Portl
72
F
Army
73
Bingha
88
F
Albany
72
SacHr
65
F
Penn
81
Prov
75
F
Yale
56
PSU
58
F
Manh
69
Elon
64
F
(N/A)
59
TXAMC
69
F
NJIT
63
Brown
79
F
Lib
71
Rice
59
F
IlSt
69
W Ky
83
F
Belm
55
StLou
60
F
Mercer
72
IL-C
68
F
Rider
87
Colum
63
F
Denv
49
UCRiv
73
F
UtVal
68
NDSt
62
F
Iona
75
KennSt
52
F
Presb
64
Quin
73
F
Bois
82
Pacif
76
F(3OT)
TXSo
98
NoKY
96
F(2OT)
Citad
79
Maris
75
F
Corn
66
Copp
68
F(OT)
PVAM
78
CenAR
72
F(OT)
Vermt
81
CenCT
49
F
(N/A)
62
W IL
113
F
UMKC
74
ECU
68
F
Leh
66
StMar
77
F
SamH
81
USF
90
F
Hamp
71
Ill
120
F
SeLA
60
APSU
81
F
JacSt
49
Purd
81
F
Stetsn
63
Monm
55
F
PorSt
91
SJSU
76
F
Sac
77
Pepp
72
F
(N/A)
50
Ida
100
F
SMU
72
UNLV
68
F
GASt
69
CBap
60
F

Nov 23, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

DePaul (6-0)

30

42

72

Boston College (4-2)

28

39

67

Moore's clutch 3s lifts DePaul past BC 72-67
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:37 PM

BOSTON (AP) DePaul freshman forward Romeo Weems drew the toughest defensive assignment and added in the biggest rebound, helping the Blue Demons stay unbeaten.

Charlie Moore hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the final 1:16 - the second coming off Weems' rebound of his own miss - and finished with 24 points to lead DePaul past Boston College 72-67 on Saturday, extending the Blue Demons' best start 33 years.

"I was happy to see our guys be resilient. It was the first time all year that we had to make plays when plays were called for," DePaul coach Dave Leitao said. "We had to get some stops and then Charlie came up big with those two 3s."

Weems added 17 points, and Jaylen Butz and Paul Reed each scored 11 points for DePaul (6-0). It's the Blue Demons best start since 1986-87 when they opened 16-0.

Derryck Thornton had 16 points and Julian Rishwain 15 for the Eagles (4-2).

Weems also played extended minutes guarding Thornton, BC's leading scorer coming in at 16.2 per game.

"There's not many freshmen his size that can be called on for almost 30, 35 minutes to play the best player on the other team, particularly when he's a point guard and he's really good," Leitao said.

Moore's 3 from the right wing gave the Blue Demons a 65-61 lead with 1:16 to play, but Nik Popovich answered from beyond the arc 15 seconds later.

After Weems missed a short jumper but grabbed the rebound, Moore nailed another 3, coming from the top of the key with just under a minute to play.

"When I missed the floater, I was like: `I've got to get it back,"' Weems said. "Charlie had just made a big 3, and I found him and he knocked it down."

The Blue Demons outrebounded BC 47-28, owning a 16-6 edge on the offensive glass.

"This was a game whoever was more committed to doing small things was going to win the game," BC coach Jim Christian said. "We focused on it, talked about it and showed it to them, but we did an awful job on the backboard, but I give DePaul credit."

DePaul had used an 8-0 run early in the second half, turning a three-point lead into a 45-34 edge on Moore's driving basket with 15:28 to play.

Trailing by 13, BC answered with a 9-0 spree over a 2- 1/2 minute stretch, closing it to 54-50 on Jay Heath's 3 from the left corner.

DePaul pushed its lead back to nine, but BC rallied again, cutting it to four on Popovich's first basket - a layup off a drive from the right wing - of the game with 5:16 left. They had a chance to slice it to one, but Heath's attempted 3 as the shot clock expired rimmed out.

BIG PICTURE

DePaul: The Blue Demons looked poised and more talented when the game got ragged early in the second half, which should fit nicely when they begin their Big East schedule. . The 1986-87 squad went 28-3 and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tourney. That accomplishment was later vacated by the NCAA due to a violation.

Boston College: Facing an active front court with larger players gave the Eagles' trouble inside. Popovich, the team's second-leading scorer at 14.8 per game, got in foul trouble and was held to seven points. It's something they'll have to adjust to when they get into league play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

BAD SIGN

Christian said BC's coaching staff had focused extensively on rebounding, talking to the team about it in practice.

"That's not who we've been, but it was today," he said. "I'm more concerned that it was an emphasis for us coming into the game. We were not committed as a group to do everything we can as a group."

FILLING IN

Moore played nearly 39 minutes with guard Devin Gage sidelined after spraining an ankle in practice.

Up NEXT

DePaul: Hosts Central Michigan on Tuesday night.

Boston College: Hosts Saint Louis on Wednesday afternoon.

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Leaders

DePaul PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
O. Lopez Jr. 0 0 1 6 0 0
M. Jacobs 0 0 0 1 0 0
Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Williams 0 0 0 0 0 1
D. Thornton 16 0 3 4 1 1

Team Comparison

DeP BC
Points For 72 67
Field Goals 26/63-41% 20/56-36%
Three Pointers 6/18-33% 10/24-42%
Free Throws 14/18-78% 17/19-89%
Offensive Rebounds 16 6
Defensive Rebounds 31 22
Rebounds 50 34
Blocks 7 7
Steals 5 8
Turnovers 16 16
Personal Fouls 19 15
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - DeP Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 23 DeP 72 @ BC 67 D. Hall 3 S. Mitchell 5

Game Information

Stadium: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Attendance: 4,560
Game Time: