DePaul’s Valiant Comeback Effort Against Xavier Falls Short, Again

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Blue Demons Hold Xavier to 2 Points Over Last 4:47, Miss Two Opportunities To Tie

Senior Day was almost an incredibly satisfying memorable day, as the DePaul Blue Demons fell short, yet again, to the 3rd Ranked Xavier Musketeers.

It was Senior Day, and if you want to read some things about our graduating Seniors, feel free to read the preview.

Things looked dire in the early going as Marin Maric picked up 2 early fouls and Max Strus picked up 3 fouls with 8:43 to go in the 1st Half.  Strus picked up 2 fouls on one play when he clearly charged into the Xavier defender and then kept talking to the referee.

In the arena, I was pretty sure that it must have been a block for Strus to be so upset, but after having time to watch multiple angles of the various replays, it was about as clear a charge as you will ever see.

When your two most reliable offensive players are out of the game, and you see that the Demons were down by 12 (22-10), it sure felt like game over.  However, the lineup of Hanel, McCallum, Cyrus, Roberts, and Cain, scored on 5 consecutive shots, closing the gap to 2 points (25-23).

This stretch allowed DePaul to make it to the much needed break, only down by 6.

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DePaul Host Xavier for Senior Morning: Pregame II

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Xavier Travels to the South Loop to Take on DePaul

The Setup

DePaul plays the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, March 3rd at 11:00 am Central at the newly renamed, Wintrust Arena in Chicago’s South Loop.  It will be carried on Fox (Channel 190 on Comcast) and on the Score (Radio 670).

Xavier comes into the game with 26 wins and 4 losses ranked #3 in the AP poll.  Only 3 losses in Big East play, twice to Villanova and once to Providence (their only loss of the year in a game decided by 10 points or less.)

Your DePaul Blue Demons are coming of a disastrous offensive performance at Creighton.

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DePaul’s Stupid Xavier Loss

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DePaul Blows 16 point 2nd Half Lead by gifting 14 Turnovers in last 17 Minutes of Game

I could just stop there, but I won’t.  It has become a revolving theme this season.  With the exception of the games against, #1 Villanova and #2 Michigan State, DePaul has been in every game with the top 85 programs (see how I got Illinois included in this discussion).  Every one of them.  DePaul has also lost every one of them.  EVERY ONE OF THEM.

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