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DePaul beats Northwestern 57-56
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Northwestern forward Drew Crawford, left, drives to the basket as DePaul guard Billy Garrett Jr. defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 27, 2013, 11:57 pm

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Billy Garrett Jr. scored the game-winning basket as time expired and DePaul beat Northwestern 57-56 on Friday night.

Sandi Marcius finished with 12 points and Cleveland Melvin added 11 for DePaul (8-5).

Leading 52-51, Tommy Hamilton IV found Marcius, who was fouled on a dunk and made a free throw to complete a three-point play with 35.2 seconds left to put DePaul up 55-51.

Northwestern (7-6) had a chance in the final seconds. Tre Demps made two free throws, then, after Brandon Young missed the front end of a one-and-one, Demps was fouled on his putback. He missed both free throws, but Northwestern got the rebound and James Montgomery found Dave Sobolewski at the top of the key for a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left to give Northwestern a 56-55 lead.

DePaul broke a full-court press, Durrell McDonald found Garrett underneath the basket, and his shot just beat the clock.

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