If conference tournaments are all that matter for mid-major schools, why even bother playing a regular season?
The Blue Demons (12-18, 3-15 Big East) broke a nine-game losing streak and denied Seton Hall (19-11, 8-10) the No. 8 seed in the conference tournament.
Seniors Darryl “Truck” Bryant and Kevin Jones closed out their West Virginia home careers in grand style Tuesday night as the Mountaineers dunked DePaul 92-75 while hosting their final Big East game.
Playing at home for the last time, Jason Clark and Henry Sims combined for 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists on “Senior Day,” helping No. 11 Georgetown beat No. 20 Notre Dame 59-41 on Monday night in a key game for Big East tournament seeding.
LaDontae Henton scored 24 points, including a basket with 1.7 seconds left, to lead Providence to a 73-71 win over DePaul on Saturday.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 23 points and Amir Garrett added a season-high 18 to lead St. John’s to a 79-72 victory over DePaul on Monday night and a season sweep of the regular-season series.
Russ Smith hit back-to-back baskets in overtime Saturday and No. 19 Louisville rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat DePaul 90-82, the Cardinals’ seventh win in eight games.
Shabazz Napier and Alex Oriakhi each put up double-doubles and Connecticut, playing its fourth straight game without ailing coach Jim Calhoun, beat DePaul 80-54 on Wednesday night.
Jerian Grant and Jack Cooley scored 22 points each and Notre Dame held off DePaul 84-76 on Saturday for its sixth win in a row.
Darius Johnson-Odom scored 23 points and Jamil Wilson added 18 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 18 Marquette to an 89-76 victory over DePaul on Monday night.
D’Angelo Harrison scored a game-high 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, as St. John’s defeated DePaul 87-81 on Wednesday night.
Freshman Jamee Crockett scored 17 of his career-high 20 points in the second half to help DePaul rally for a 69-64 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night.
South Florida’s inside presence was too much for DePaul as Augustus Gilchrist scored 22 points in a 75-59 Big East victory Sunday.
Jason Clark scored a career-high 31 points and No. 10 Georgetown dominated the rebounding in an 83-75 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night.
Oliver Purnell thought DePaul did everything it could with minimal help from its top two players.
Fuquan Edwin scored 24 of his career-high 28 points in the first half and No. 24 Seton Hall rolled to a 94-73 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night in its first game as a ranked team since 2001.
Maalik Wayns scored 21 points, Dominic Cheek added 20 and Villanova defeated DePaul 87-71 Sunday, snapping a three-game losing skid for the Wildcats.
Brandon Young scored 26 points, including a three-point play with 1.3 seconds left, as DePaul beat Pittsburgh 84-81 Thursday night.
The Blue Demons have come a long way since Oliver Purnell took over as head coach before last season. It’s just that they’re not yet ready to challenge teams like top-ranked Syracuse.
Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young scored 16 points apiece Wednesday night as DePaul beat Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 63-58 for its fifth straight win and best start in 12 seasons.