DePaul Demons Win In Thriller 84-81 Over Pittsburgh Panthers

DePaul Demons Win In Thriller 84-81 Over Pittsburgh Panthers

It wasn't pretty, but DePaul won a very important game yesterday against Pittsburgh. After losing to #1Syracuse four days prior, this was a must win for the Demons if they wanted to start the Big East with the right foot.

The Panthers were on top, but a late 2nd half comeback by DePaul sent the Allstate Arena into a frenzy, whom had not seen their team win a Big East game since two years ago.

The Demons were led by sophomore Brandon Young, who scored 26 points, including a three-point play with 1.3 seconds left to seal the game.

The athleticism of Young helped him get around Pitt's best player Ashton Gibbs and score the last 7 points for DePaul.

Cleveland Melvin also had a strong performance, scoring 20 points and grabbing 6 rebounds.

The team is now riding with a high-morale and a 10-4 (1-1 Big East) record expecting to beat Villanova (0-3 in Big East play), before they face one the toughest stretch of their season.

Filed under: DePaul

Tags: Brandon Young, Cleveland Melvin

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  • I disagree. It was pretty enough for this Blue Demon grad.

  • BTW, they're 10-4. And I wouldn't take Villanova for granted.

  • Exactly.
    At the end of the day, regardless of record, Villanova is still a Jay Wright coached team that possess the likes of Maalik Wayns, Mouphtaou Yarou, and Dominic Cheeks.
    I don't expect it to be an easy win.

  • I don't think it will be easy beating Villanova either, but in my opinion DePaul has a very good chance.

    Thanks for the heads-up Aquinas, it's been fixed.

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