Tag: Moses Morgan

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 »

DePaul's season ends with loss to Connecticut in Big East Tournament

DePaul’s season ended not with a stunning upset at Madison Square Garden, but with the whimper of an overmatched team taking on a talented, NCAA Tournament caliber squad. Connecticut’s 97-71 victory over the Blue Demons was a classic case of talent taking a sledgehammer to desire. The Blue Demons were doomed from the beginning. Having... Read more »

Morgan starting to fit in at DePaul

While DePaul lost in overtime 77-75 to Villanova on Saturday afternoon, there were still a lot of positives to take from the game. The Blue Demons had the game almost wrapped up before freshman mistakes ended up allowing the Wildcats to tie the game and then eventually win in the extra period. That’s something that... 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 »

Fatal 7:47 brings down DePaul against Notre Dame

Thanks to the miracle of ESPN3 I replayed the Notre Dame vs. DePaul game this morning in order to take a look at what exactly what went wrong for the Blue Demons in their 83-58 loss. In particular, I honed in on the 15-4 run during the last 7:47 of the second half that eventually... Read more »

I'll say this about DePaul

Committing 21 turnovers, like DePaul did in last night’s game against Marquette, is unacceptable. I’m sure Oliver Purnell knows that and I’m sure the players know it too, but it needs to be drilled home. Yes, Marquette plays an aggressive style of basketball, but you still need to hang onto the basketball.  Players whose turnover... Read more »

What happened to DePaul last night

Remember when I wrote that DePaul was prone to highly variable results due to its press scheme? Yeah, this is what I meant. While I didn’t expect last night’s 73-51 loss to Indiana State, it certainly was within the realm of possibility. Unfortunately, for the Blue Demons, what many casual observers are going to see... Read more »

Tempo-free DePaul

Note: All statistics in this post are from ESPN.com or the magical spreadsheet that I pump the ESPN.com statistics into. Oliver Purnell’s system has opened up a whole new genre of basketball to the fans at DePaul University. The pressing, attacking offensive style makes for some super-fast paced games and some odd scores. It also... Read more »

DePaul opens 76 Classic on Thanksgiving

The DePaul Blue Demons open the 76 Classic against Oklahoma State on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. CT time. Thus, if you want to catch the game instead of some Thanksgiving Day football games, or if they become blowouts, you can. With three players from the West Coast on the team it’s a good opportunity for... Read more »