Chicago, IL – Riding the highly-efficient play of 6-6 junior forward Myke Henry, the DePaul Blue Demons upset the Stanford Cardinal, 87-72, on Sunday afternoon on DePaul’s home court in the Allstate Arena in suburban Chicago.
Henry, who sat out last season as a transfer from the University of Illinois, converted 12-of-18 shots and one-of-two shots from behind the three-point arc. Henry used his quickness to drive the ball against the taller frontcourt players of Stanford and then his strong trunk to create separation for his shot. His contributions extended to the defensive end of the court as well leading the Blue Demons in blocked shots with three and finishing tied for second in team honors with six rebounds.
Stanford was led by seniors Chasson Randle and Stefan Nastic with 16 points each. Playing before a loud contingent of fans from his hometown of Rock Island, Illinois, about a two hour drive from Chicago, Randle played an uneven game both shooting and handling the basketball. He went 6-for-16 from the field including making only 1-of-7 shots from distance. Playing almost exclusively at the point this afternoon after serving as a combo guard his first three years at Stanford, Randle assisted on six baskets, but also showed a loose handle at times in committing seven turnovers.
Nastic, a 6-11 senior center with dual citizenship in Canada and Serbia, made 7-of-11 shots and both his free throws in scoring his 16 points, one more than his season average. He displayed a soft touch shooting half hook shots in the paint, stepping out to make two jump shots from the 10-13 foot range and converting both his free throw attempts. While lacking some of the quick-jumping athleticism to be considered a true rim protector, Nastic did use his length to block two shots.
With the win, DePaul, picked to finish near the bottom of the Big East in most preseason polls, helped the Big East Conference finish the month of November with a 47-11 record against non-conference opponents. The victory improved the Blue Demons’ record to 3-1 while the Cardinal dropped to 4-2.
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