Posts tagged "Cleveland Melvin"

Young drove DePaul and its results

For some background on what’s going on here read this post. A freshman’s performance was was highly correlated to how DePaul played this season. What might surprise you is which one. While Cleveland Melvin obviously had a fantastic freshman season, it appears the play of Brandon Young might have had a bigger impact on the... Read more »

Season Recap: DePaul

This is the third of five season recaps that will appear this week. There will be one each day in reverse order of current KenPom ranking. Never has a marketing plan seemed so appropriate than this season at DePaul. The Blue Demons’ “New Era, Same Tradition” slogan rang true throughout the season. The hiring of... Read more »

Third annual All-Chicago College Basketball Teams

Thompson was the heart and soul of the Northwestern team that tied the school record with 20 wins and reached the quarterfinals of the NIT. He averaged 15.9 ppg and 4.3 assists per game while finishing 13th in the nation in minutes percentage. He never came off the court and he'll be super difficult for Northwestern to replace next season.
With the season complete it’s time for one of my favorite posts, the All-Chicago College Basketball teams. I’ve taken the five teams around the city and compressed them into the 10 players that stood out the most during the season. There were some tough calls, especially on the second team, but I think these are... Read more »
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Postseason Preview: Big East 1st Rd.

DePaul takes on #19 Connecticut in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Tuesday afternoon. The game is on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. CT and is the first of a four-game set on the ESPN Family of Networks. Unfortunately the Blue Demons are in a tough spot without Cleveland Melvin, but hopefully players... Read more »

DePaul's Melvin deserves to be Big East Rookie of the Year

At this point it’s pretty obvious that Cleveland Melvin has had an excellent freshman season for DePaul. Since he got injured the Blue Demons haven’t been the same team. Well today the All-Big East teams were announced and Melvin was the lone unanimous vote getter for the Big East All-Rookie Team. We won’t know if... Read more »

St. John's defense chokes DePaul

The past few games the DePaul offense had been steadily progressing, but Wednesday night against St. John’s was a harsh reversal of course. A veteran Red Storm team didn’t allow the Blue Demons to get many open looks inside and clamped down on every DePaul player besides Cleveland Melvin. The result? A 76-51 road loss.... Read more »
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DePaul tops Providence to end Big East losing streak

It’s over. DePaul doesn’t have to worry about the stigma of losing every Big East game. The Blue Demons went to Providence on Thursday night on ESPN2 and beat the Friars, 79-76. Unfortunately I didn’t see the game as I was at Chicago State, but I did listen to Zach Zaidman’s call of the final... Read more »

DePaul shows progress in loss to Cincinnati

If nothing else the last two games DePaul has lost, to Louisville and Cincinnati, have given Blue Demons fans hope. Hope that things are going to get better. DePaul didn’t play its best game on Tuesday against the Bearcats, but with 0.4 seconds remaining Jimmy Drew had a chance to tie the game and his... Read more »

Blue Demons close again, still waiting for breakthrough

With just a two-day turnaround from its loss to Notre Dame, DePaul went to the Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky and almost pulled off a huge upset. The Blue Demons kept it close the entire way, but in the end the #13 Cardinals made the plays down the stretch to eek out the victory. “Our... Read more »
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The foul to turnover ratio and DePaul

The press defense is a typically a study in tradeoffs. You play aggressive defense, which hopefully leads to more turnovers and typically leads to more fouls. You hope that the empty possessions and the missed free throws make up for the extra attempts your opponent gets. Well, on Thursday at South Florida that tradeoff didn’t... Read more »