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DePaul upsets No. 20 George Washington 82-61

Patricio Garino, Rashaun Stimage

George Washington guard/forward Patricio Garino, left, looks to pass as DePaul forward Rashaun Stimage guards during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Billy Garrett Jr. scored 20 points and Eli Cain added 16 to lead DePaul to an 82-61 upset of No. 20 George Washington on Tuesday night.

Aaron Simpson added 15 points for the Blue Demons (6-6), who broke a four-game losing streak and scored their first home victory over a ranked opponent in eight seasons.

George Washington (10-2) was led by Kevin Larsen’s 17 points and 11 rebounds. The Colonials, unranked for a decade until last week following victories over Penn State and Rutgers, saw their four-game winning streak snapped.

Tyler Cavanaugh added 14 points for George Washington.

DePaul jumped to 10-0 and 33-15 leads with a combination of 3-pointers by Simpson and Cain and dominance under the basket by Myke Henry and Garrett. The Blue Demons held a 41-22 advantage on Cain’s 3-pointer before the Colonials scored the last seven points of the half, and built the lead to as many as 23 points in the second half.