Morning Box Score: Rose-less Bulls Rout Phoenix; DePaul Falls To Georgetown
By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 18, 2012 3:00PM
Derrick Rose missed his third game in the Bulls' last five nursing his turf toe injury, but the team's depth has been on display and they've been getting healthier elsewhere. All five Bulls starters scored in double figures, led by Carlos Boozer's game-high 31 points. CJ Watson, subbing for Rose, added 23. Rip Hamilton returned from a 10-game absence to score 11. The Bulls have a couple of days off before heading to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers Friday.
The Blue Demons dropped to 1-5 in Big East play, but they played the 12th-ranked Hoyas tough at Allstate Arena last night. Georgetown point guard Jason Clark was without his backcourt running mate Markel Starks, but scored a career high 31 points while having to handle a tight DePaul full court press through much of the game. The Blue Demons were led by Cleveland Melvin's 19 points. Moses Morgan added 17 and was automatic from behind the three-point arc, draining five treys.