DePaul upsets No. 20 George Washington 82-61

Associated Press

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.