In its second true road game of the season, DePaul (6-2) fell to George Washington (6-2) Thursday. The 81-68 defeat ended the Blue Demons’ four-game winning streak.
A solid start put DePaul ahead 12-11 with 13:28 to go before halftime. Then a pair of Kevin Larsen inside buckets and a Joe McDonald jumper put the Colonials ahead by five points.
George Washington extended its lead to 20 points by intermission. The lead quickly jumped up to 23 points on Kethan Savage‘s and-one to began the second half.
DePaul made a push early in the first half to cut its deficit to 15 points. The Blue Demons went on a 9-2 run, bookended by a pair of scores by junior Myke Henry.
After falling behind by 19 points again, DePaul used another spurt to cut George Washington’s lead to 54-40. But the Colonials responded with six unanswered points to put the Blue Demons’ comeback hopes away.
Three Blue Demons posted double figures in scoring, led by Henry’s 22 points on 12 shots from the field.. Senior Jamee Crockett recorded 16 points while sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. added 10 points and four assists.
Henry remains on a roll offensively, now averaging 19.5 points on 57.7% field-goal shooting.
Patricio Garino led George Washington with 19 points on 8-for-9 shooting along with five steals. Larsen and McDonald each scored 18 points.
DePaul returns home Sunday to face Illinois State.