Gibson scores 22 as DePaul surprises No. 8 Xavier 73-72
CHICAGO (AP) — Umoja Gibson scored 22 points, Javan Johnson added 16 and DePaul surprised No. 8 Xavier 73-72. The Musketeers came in rolling with 11 straight wins — their best run since the 2015-16 team got off to a 12-0 start. But they came up short against the Blue Demons. DePaul led by seven with about eight minutes remaining and made just enough plays to come away with its first win over a top-10 team since beating No. 5 Butler exactly three years earlier at Wintrust Arena. Da’Sean Nelson made a layup to put DePaul back on top 73-72 with 28 seconds left. Souley Boum then missed a layup, leading to a scramble and jump ball, giving DePaul possession with 2.4 seconds remaining.
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