Maric, Strus lead DePaul past Miami (Ohio) 83-66
CHICAGO (AP) — Marin Maric scored 22 points in 24 minutes off the bench and Max Strus scored 21, 16 in the first half, to lead DePaul over Miami (Ohio) 83-66 on Thursday night.
Maric, who scored 16 points in the second half, hit 6 of 8 shots and 9 of 10 from the free-throw line, while Strus made four 3-pointers. Eli Cain added 19 points, 15 in the second half, and Tre’Darius McCallum had 10 points and eight rebounds.
The Blue Demons (7-5) bounced back from a two-point loss to Northwestern that ended a five-game winning streak.
Nike Sibande scored 17 points, Darrian Ringo 15 and Jake Wright 12 for the RedHawks (7-5), who gave up 29 points off 25 turnovers.
DePaul led by 17 with 11:17 left before Miami cut it to eight with 6½ minutes to go. But Maric scored five points in a 10-0 run that extended the lead to 18.
DePaul trailed by five midway through the first half but went on a 14-0 run that included eight points from Strus and five from Maric and led by nine at halftime.