Landis leads Gardner-Webb to 71-59 win over DePaul

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 6:05 AM

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Max Landis scored a career-high 20 points and Kevin Hartley added 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Gardner-Webb to a 71-59 upset win over DePaul in the first round of the Cancun Challenge on Thursday night. 

Gardner-Webb (2-2) got its first win against a Big East school, albeit against DePaul, which has managed to win just five conference games in the past four seasons. 

Gardner-Webb blew open a close game after halftime. Cleveland Melvin's basket got the Blue Demons (1-1) within 41-33 early in the second half, but the Runnin' Bulldogs answered with a 12-4 run to get the lead up to 16. Landis hit a 3-pointer and Donta Harper finished a missed layup with a dunk to put Gardner-Webb up 53-37 with 12:58 left. 

Harper finished with 13 points and eight rebounds for Gardner-Webb. Melvin had 18 points and Brandon Young added 10 for DePaul.
 

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