Donnavan Kirk tied a career high with 14 points to lead the Blue Demons.
Brandon Young scored 21 points, and a renewed defensive effort in the second half allowed DePaul to overcome a 14-point deficit Wednesday and beat Chicago State 74-64.
Demetric Williams came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points, helping Wichita State beat DePaul 75-62 on Tuesday in the Cancun Challenge semifinals.
DePaul was disappointed after its last loss and was determined to play with more intensity. The Blue Demons did that with their press on Saturday, forcing 27 turnovers in a 98-67 rout of Austin Peay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DePaul coach Oliver Purnell will take a 100-point offensive outburst any day, but he could do without Saturday’s spotty defensive play.
Trevor Mbakwe recorded his fourth double-double of the season, but it was his late defensive play that really stood out.
After a lackluster exhibition game by Krys Faber, DePaul coach Oliver Purnell regained confidence in his senior center.
Two of DePaul’s star players were named to the Big East All-Rookie team, Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young, as the league announced all-conference honors. The stars led all BIG EAST freshmen in scoring the entire season.
DePaul is not proud to be named the Big East’s worst team, but a weak 22 point first half didn’t prove that. St. John’s stormed past the Blue Demons to add yet another loss to their suffering record.
DePaul couldn’t get their second conference win of the season on Saturday against Villanova, but the Blue Demons did give the Wildcats all they could handle.
It is tough to stay patient with a young team who hasn’t won a conference game this season, but patient is what coach Oliver Purnell continues to be with his struggling DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team.
DePaul sits in last place with an embarrassing record of 0-12 in the conference and 6-18 overall. West Virginia had nothing to fear facing the Blue Demons and added another loss to DePaul’s record. John […]