#8 Notre Dame Beats DePaul, Wins Battle of Chicago Big East Teams


It’s been ten days since Notre Dame last played a college basketball game. And it was big; the biggest one in Mike Brey’s career. The Fighting Irish defeated then #2 Pittsburgh at their building, to assume second place (tied with Louisville) in the toughest conference in the nation.

Aside from a couple missed dunks here, and a blown chippy there, the Irish did not look rusty at all in their visit to All State Arena. A let down at DePaul? Wasn’t going to happen for ND, as the Irish pulled away from the Blue Demons well before halftime.

DePaul trailed just 24-20 at the 7:31 mark, but soon found themselves down 37-24 at intermission. The second half was all ND, as the Irish increased their lead in the all time series to 58-44, 7-2 since both of teams joined the Big East. ND cruised to an 83-57 victory; their seventh straight over the Demons.

By Paul M. Banks

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