The Blue Demons were only barely ahead at the half, but pulled away entering the second half. Geoff McCammon scored a career-high in points for Loyola of Chicago, but DePaul refused to fall behind.
Tony Freeland scored 14 points and Cleveland Melvin added 11 as DePaul defeated Milwaukee 61- 47 on Tuesday night.
In an almost even game, the Blue Demons and Cardinals took the game into overtime. DePaul fell to Ball State by just two points before the end of overtime, losing 79-77.
The DePaul Blue Demons defeated Chicago State for their season opener. This earned DePaul’s new coach Oliver Purnell his first win at DePaul also.