The Blue Demons just lost on the road in the Big East, again. DePaul has lost 24 straight road games. The final score: 76-60 is pretty indicative of how the game went, though Cincinnati's defense really dominated the first half. Also, this isn't particularly earth-shattering. It's tough to go to an opponent's gym - especially one as athletic as the Bearcats - and win. Ken Pomeroy had projected Cincinnati as a 77-58 favorite coming in.
- Cleveland Melvin's play - Melvin went 12-21 from the field and scored 24 points.
- Jeremiah Kelly's quiet efficiency - He went 4-7 from the field, scored nine points and had four assists. The only thing I'd want to see is more aggressive play.
- The struggled of Brandon Young - Young shot 1-11 from the field and had four assists against four turnovers. This game was a good reminder of how young players can be inconsistent and that Young, while talented, is still developing.
- An inability to grab rebounds - Cincinnati missed 36 shots and grabbed 19 offensive rebounds. That's a 52.8 offensive rebound percentage - and that's terrible.
- Free throw shooting - DePaul went 5-12 from the line. This is mostly on Tony Freeland, he just had an off night going 1-5. All the other free throws came from Young, who went 4-7. You wish a few more Blue Demons would go to the basket stronger.
- The invisible Krys Faber - Playing against a tall Cincinnati team Faber struggled mightily going just 1-3 and two points with two turnovers in 21 minutes. That's not acceptable from this team's starting center.