Tuesday, February 24, 2009
No Upset, DePaul Men Lose Again
The Blue Demons were unable to snap their losing streak at Pittsburgh on Saturday, bringing their skid to 14 losses in a row. Pittsburgh, who is now the number one team in the country, got off to an early 12-3 lead against the Blue Demons and took a 10 point lead into halftime. Pittsburgh seized control in the second half leading by as many as 26 points and took care of the Blue Deomons 80-61. Sophomore Dar Tucker lead the Blue Demons in scoring with 18 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Tucker is now the 7th leading scorer in the Big East. Freshmen guard Jeremiah Kelly more than doubled his scoring average of 3.9 points per game and chipped in 11 points in the DePaul loss. DePaul has two remaining home games this season. They will host Villanova on February 25 and St. John's on February 28. My prediction is that DePaul will snap what will be a 15 game losing streak against St. John's this coming Saturday. St. John's is only a couple spots ahead of DePaul in the Big East with a conference record of 4-10. It will be the last home game of the year, against the last beatable opponent, with a chance to get at least one Big East victory on the season.