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|West Virginia Smothers DePaul
|ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Da'Sean Butler and Wellington Smith scored 14 points apiece to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 62-46 win over DePaul Tuesday night.
Devin Ebanks added 14 for West Virginia (16-3, 5-2 Big East), who has won three straight after a 72-71 loss to Syracuse on Jan. 16
Leading 37-28 at the half, Smith made back-to-back 3s for West Virginia and Devin Ebanks had a putback to build the Mountaineers lead to 45-30.
Will Walker led DePaul (8-12, 1-7) with 17 points, who trailed by double-digits for most of the second half.
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