CHICAGO (AP) — Aljami Durham scored 17 points and No. 21 Providence beat DePaul 70-53 on Saturday.
The Friars (13-1, 3-0 Big East), off to their best start since the 2015-16 team won 14 of its first 15, grabbed a 25-point halftime lead on the way to their eighth straight win.
Justin Minaya and Jared Bynum each scored 12 points. Minaya grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds, and Bynum had seven assists.
The Friars made 8 of 15 3-pointers, and coach Ed Cooley earned his 299th win over 16 seasons at Fairfield and Providence.
Javon Freeman-Liberty led DePaul (9-3, 0-2) with 22 points. The Blue Demons shot 29.8% while setting a season low in scoring for the second straight game.
Providence made it look easy after beating short-handed, 15th-ranked Seton Hall on Wednesday night.
It was 42-17 after the lowest-scoring half this season for both a Friars opponent and…