UC is 304-67 (.819) all-time in games played in Fifth Third Arena (now in its 23rd season).
Cincinnati is 67-31 in Fifth Third Arena under Mick Cronin.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Bearcats.
Cincinnati is now 34-15 all-time against DePaul and has won four straight against the Blue Demons.
UC trailed 38-36 at halftime.
The Bearcats forced 18 turnovers and have forced 235 over the last 15 games (15.7 per game).
UC has forced double-digit turnovers in 21 of 23 games this season.
The Bearcats posted 10 steals, the seventh time in 10 BIG EAST games that UC has posted 10 or more steals.
Five Bearcats scored in double figures (Dixon, Kilpatrick, Jackson, Gates, Wright) for the first time since Jan. 18 at Connecticut.
UC hit just three three-pointers, its lowest output since knocking down one at Xavier on Dec. 10.
Cincinnati has hit 139 three-pointers over the last 15 games (8.2 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
The Bearcats have held 18 of 23 opponents under 70 points this season.
Cincinnati led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing an average of 60.4 points through 23 games this season, which is third in the league.
Justin Jackson scored a career-high 14 points to go with four rebounds, two steals, and two blocks off the bench.
Yancy Gates scored 11 points with six rebounds, moving into 18th place on UC’s all-time scoring list with 1,321 career points. He passed Damon Flint (1,316), Leonard Stokes (1,318), and Levertis Robinson (1,320).
Dion Dixon scored 16 points and tied a career high with eight free throws made. He has scored in double digits in 20 of 23 games this season.
Sean Kilpatrick scored 16 points with two three-pointers. He has made a three-pointer in 22 straight games (2.9 per game during that span). He has knocked down a triple in 45 of his 58 career games and has scored in double figures in 20 of 23 games this season.
Cashmere Wright scored 11 points and added four assists with zero turnovers. He has 61 assists and 19 turnovers over his last 13 games (3.2-to-1 assists-to-turnovers ratio).
The Bearcats open a two-game road swing at St. John’s on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.