DePaul’s 1st Big East Win…Will not be over Cincinnati

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Given the numerous factors in the Blue Demons’ favor:

1.) How tough DePaul looked at #15 Louisville on Saturday, losing by just two baskets

2.) How bad Cincinnati looked at Pittsburgh the very same day

3.) All the internal college basketball drama the Bearcats have going on with star forward Yancy Gates, who was suspended in that Pitt game.

4.) The law of averages favor DePaul winning a conference game very soon

it was reasonable to expect All State Arena’s home team to triumph over Cincy Tuesday night. But alas, it was not to be.

The Bearcats led the entire way, enjoying a “touchdown” lead for much of the first half before extending the lead to 15 before halftime. And they never looked back, winning in Rosemont by the final of 71-68.

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DePaul Learns BIG EAST Opponents for 2010-11.

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DePaul coach Oliver Purnell learned Thursday his first round of home and road BIG EAST opponents as the conference office unveiled each program’s opponents and locations for the 2010-11 season. Purnell and the Blue Demons are scheduled to face Cincinnati, USF and West Virginia twice next season while splitting the remaining dozen conference contests between the road and Allstate Arena.

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