Jones scores 23 to lead Bulldogs past DePaul

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roosevelt Jones scored 23 points and Butler defeated DePaul 67-53 on Wednesday night.

Jones was 7 of 11 from the field and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line for the Bulldogs (14-6, 3-5 Big East), who made 25 of 29 free throws to 6 of 13 for the Blue Demons (7-13, 1-7). Kellen Dunham made three 3-point attempts and scored 16 points while Andrew Chrabascz added 10.

Tommy Hamilton had four 3-pointers and 13 points for DePaul. Eli Cain also scored 13 points with Myke Henry adding 12.

Henry had a 3-pointer and jumper to cut Butler’s lead to 56-47 with 5:35 left but Jones scored Butler’s next five points for a 12-point advantage, 61-49, and the Bulldogs kept their lead in double figures as DePaul missed its next six field-goal attempts.

Butler beat DePaul 77-72 on Jan. 6 on the Blue Demons’ floor.