Seton Hall dominates DePaul to end losing skid

Dre Davis put up 16 points, a career-high 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in Seton Hall’s 72-39 dismantling of host DePaul on Tuesday in Chicago.

Isaiah Coleman scored 15 points for the Pirates (14-8, 7-4 Big East), who snapped a season-high three-game losing streak. Jaden Bediako added 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting, seven rebounds and three blocks.

Kadary Richmond, Seton Hall’s star guard and leading scorer, played for the first time since Jan. 20 after sitting out two games with unspecified soreness. He scored six points, grabbed seven rebounds and committed six turnovers in 18 minutes.

The 39 points marked both Seton Hall’s best defensive showing of the season and the fewest scored in a game by DePaul (3-18, 0-10). The Blue Demons lost their ninth straight game and their third since firing coach Tony Stubblefield and naming Matt Brady the interim coach.

Da’Sean Nelson led DePaul with 11 points. Jalen Terry scored eight points and Jaden Henley had five steals.

DePaul shot a season-low 22 percent (11 of 50), completely outmatched by Seton Hall’s 50.8 percent effort (30 of 59). The Pirates dominated 44-12 in points in the paint.

Seton Hall built a 15-2 lead before DePaul made its first field goal seven minutes into the game, a 3-pointer by Nelson.

Coleman hit a 3-pointer in transition to put Seton Hall ahead 31-15 with 1:18 left in the half. But Terry hoisted an improbable shot from near halfcourt before the first-half buzzer, and it dropped to cut DePaul’s deficit to 13.

The Pirates opened the second half on an 8-0 run for their first lead of 20 points or more. Coleman’s layup at the 9:43 mark made the score 58-28, as Seton Hall went on to shoot 17-for-30 (56.7 percent) in the second half.

Seton Hall turned 15 DePaul turnovers into 23 points. The Pirates lost 13 turnovers of their own, but DePaul managed to score just three points off them.

Chico Carter Jr., DePaul’s leading scorer at 11.8 points per game, missed his fourth straight game due to a rib injury.