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Purnell: ‘I Don’t Believe In Moral Victories’

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The DePaul Blue Demons are having another disappointing season. They’re 6-17 overall and an even worse 0-11 in the Big East.

With the season they’re having some coaches would look to find positives in the team’s losses to turn somethings into moral victories. Oliver Purnell is not that kind of coach, he makes it clear that the only way his team should be measured is by actual wins and losses.

“I don’t believe in moral victories,” Purnell said on the Danny Mac Show.

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But while Purnell won’t award his teams any moral wins, he does believe that they’ve been making improvement as of late.

“We’re getting better, there’s no arguing that fact,” Purnell said. “Obviously we want an affirming event like a win [on Saturday]. But we are getting better and our guys are learning and responding and that’s one of the reasons that they are getting better.”

DePaul’s last two losses have come against pretty good Big East opponents Louisville and Cincinnati, but they only lost by a combined seven points. The Blue Demons will have to continue to grind it out in their search for wins in the relentless Big East.

“The Big East doesn’t get any easier,” Purnell said. “We have to push through and try to get over the top.”

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