After a euphoric week of fun after beating Texas Tech, with the hashtag #RankDePaul trending, and the BigEastBias.com writing 7 or 8 articles about the AP voters being cowards for not ranking the Demons, DePaul came out flat, missed Eleven free-throws, turned the ball over fifteen times in the first half, and ultimately lost to the Buffalo Bulls by 5.
The first 18 minutes of the game were brutal for both teams. DePaul couldn’t get out of their own way and invented new ways to turn the ball over. The Bulls could not make a shot. For most of the half, Buffalo was shooting in the low 30 percents and less than 20% on 3-point shots. However, the Bulls began to get easy buckets off of the increasingly careless turnovers.