“We feel like we have a culture shift,” Oliver Purnell says.
James Bell had 17 points and eight rebounds, Ryan Arcidiacono scored 14 points, and No. 6 Villanova won its fifth straight game, 88-62 over DePaul on Saturday.
DeAndre Daniels had a career-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Connecticut routed DePaul 99-78 on Tuesday.
Cleveland Melvin matched a career high with 30 points and Brandon Young added 20 as DePaul held off a late Fairfield rally to secure an 85-78 victory Tuesday night.
DePaul coach Oliver Purnell will take a 100-point offensive outburst any day, but he could do without Saturday’s spotty defensive play.
DePaul has signed Charles McKinney to a national letter of intent, the team announced on Wednesday. McKinney is a Chicagoland native who spent three seasons playing for Maine East.