Originally posted on The Catch and Shoot  |  Last updated 12/27/13
Photo: Rob Grabowski | USA Today Sports It was not a pretty 40 minutes, but non-conference play in Chicagoland ended in a thrilling manner. After blowing an eight-point lead in the second half, DePaul (8-5) defeated Northwestern (7-6), 57-56, on a buzzer-beating layup by freshman guard Billy Garrett Jr. Moments earlier, Northwestern was in prime position for its fourth straight victory after junior guard Dave Sobolewski’s three-pointer with 4.9 seconds left gave the Wildcats a 56-55 lead. After taking the first lead of the game at 2-0 on a Sanjay Lumpkin layup, DePaul controlled the scoreboard for the rest of the first half and most of the second half. The Blue Demons took a 28-23 lead into halftime, and fewer than seven minutes into the half the advantage was 39-31. Northwestern junior JerShon Cobb, who saw limited minutes after nursing an ankle injury the last two games, and redshirt sophomore Tre Demps then drained back-to-back three-pointers to jumpstart the Wildcats and close t...
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