CHICAGO — KC Ndefo scored 16 points as Seton Hall beat DePaul, 71-67, on Saturday.
Ndefo added 12 rebounds for the Pirates (11-8, 4-4 Big East Conference). Al-Amir Dawes added 15 points while going 4-of-8 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from distance and 4-for-4 from the line, while also having three steals. Femi Odukale scored 12 points and was 4 of 7 shooting and 4 of 7 from the free throw line. Tyrese Samuel had 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
Da’Sean Nelson finished with 15 points for the Blue Demons (8-10, 2-5). Yor Anei added 13 points and two steals for DePaul. In addition, Umoya Gibson had 11 points and five assists.
Seton Hall went into halftime tied with DePaul, 39-39. Dows scored nine points in the half. Seton Hall used a 7-0 second-half run to come back from a three-point deficit to take a 52-48 lead with 12:24 left in the half before finishing off the win. Ndefo scored seven points in the second half.