Though the Women's team was defeated in their valiant effort against Pittsburgh this afternoon, DePaul's lackluster Men's squad came through with a huge 67-57 upset against Cincinnati today. Coming into today's game, DePaul was 0-18 against Big East opponents this season.
The Blue Demons were seeded 16th out of 16 teams in the Big East Tournament, which began today at New York's Madison Square Garden. A 15-2 run in the 2nd half was key in DePaul's victory today. Junior guard Will Walker and Sophomore forward Dar Tucker led all players with 18 points each, with all of Tucker's coming in the 2nd half.
Before the game, Newsday's Mark Dwyer said "I want to pick the Demons here. I really do... What a great story this would be, right? I'm going to do it. I would, really. But, I can't. " Thanks for the motivation, Mark!
DePaul moves on in the tournament, and will face Providence in the 2nd round. That game will be at 11 A.M. tomorrow. You can catch it on ESPN, or WSCR 670 AM.