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Alabama A&M vs. DePaul final score: Blue Demons win fifth in a row

DePaul took care of business again!

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In the lone Big East game of the day on Monday, the DePaul Blue Demons (6-5) picked up an 83-59 victory over the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (0-9) at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena.

Max Strus led the Blue Demons with 14 points, in a game that was never particularly close. The Blue Demons led by 29 at one point in the first half, and coasted along for the entire 40 minutes against their overmatched SWAC foes.

Tre’Darius McCallum, Austin Grandstaff (in his first game in a couple weeks due to a concussion), and Brandon Cyrus all reached double figures, as well. Eli Cain excelled at point guard for the second straight game in place of the injured Devin Gage. Cain had eight assists and just one turnover, as he continues to look comfortable in his new role. Freshmen Paul Reed and Justin Roberts had nine points each, as well. It was a balanced scoring effort for DePaul.

Marin Maric did not play after leaving Saturday’s game against UIC early with some sort of knee injury.

De'Ederick Petty led Alabama A&M with 21 points.

Perhaps the biggest news of the night for the Blue Demons is that they’re now on a five-game win streak for the first time since 2012! All five were teams that DePaul should have beaten, but it’s still nice to take care of business and not get caught up in a trap game.

The Blue Demons will hold the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday afternoon.