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DePaul vs. Chicago State: Halftime Notes

DePaul started rough, but they've forged ahead for a 49-38 lead over Chicago State at the half.

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After a slow start, the DePaul Blue Demons have picked up the pace, taking a 49-38 lead on the Chicago State Cougars into the half. Here's what you need to know about the opening frame.

DePaul

  • DePaul had a rough start, scoring just 7 points in the first five minutes. They finished the half on a 42-22 run.
  • Aaron Simpson earned his second start of the season, and has rewarded coach Leitao with a team-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting.
  • The Blue Demons are really utilizing their size to their advantage, out-rebounding Chicago State 19-13 and drawing fouls more efficiently, going 15-of-20 at the charity stripe.

Chicago State

  • Chicago State came out of the gates hot, opening up with a 16-7 lead.
  • The Cougars are shooting 50% from the field, but just 54% from the free-throw line.
  • Fred Sims Jr. leads the team with 11 points, but Jawad Adekoya has been their most dangerous weapon. He has 8 points but has only shot 3-of-7 from the line.