Men's Basketball Minute: DePaul Wins Fifth Straight

 

In Tuesday's lone game in the BIG EAST, DePaul increased its winning streak to five games with a 78-61 victory at Arizona State.  Guard Brandon Young had 18 points and nine assists.   DePaul is 3-0 on away courts.
 
BIG EAST arenas are empty Thursday and Friday, but Saturday's ledger lists eight games, including three contests (Western Carolina at Georgetown, Savannah State at Marquette, Canisius at Syracuse) that will be televised by SNY and BIG EAST Network affiliates. Louisville heads to Memphis on FSN, Cincinnati is at Marshall on the CBS Sports Network, while Notre Dame meets Purdue on ESPN2 in the Close The Gap Crossroads Classic in ·         BIG EAST teams have won their last 21 games after DePaul's win at Arizona State Wednesday night.

 

·         The BIG EAST has a 108-27 record against nonconference opponents this season. The.800 winning percentage is the best of any of the 32 conferences.

 

·         BIG EAST teams are a combined 77-6 at home this season (.928).

 

·         Each of the 15 BIG EAST teams has a winning record. The BIG EAST is the only conference in the nation in which every team has more wins than losses.

 

·         DePaul forward Cleveland Melvin, who wears No. 12, scored 12 points yesterday on Dec. 12, 2012. Last season, former Blue Demon guard Jeremiah Kelly, who wore No. 11, scored 11 points against Texas-Pan American on Nov. 11, 2011.

 

 

Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, December 13

No games scheduled

 

Friday, December 14

No games scheduled

 

Saturday, December 15

Western Carolina at Georgetown - BEN/SNY Noon

Cincinnati at Marshall - CBS SN..................... 2:00

Savannah State at Marquette - BEN/SNY..... 2:00

Louisville at Memphis - FSN.......................... 2:30

Notre Dame vs. Purdue 1 - ESPN2.................. 4:30

St. John's vs. Saint Francis (N.Y.) 2................. 5:00

Bethune-Cookman at Pittsburgh - ESPN3...... 7:00

Canisius at Syracuse - BEN/SNY.................... 7:00

 

 

All times Eastern

BEN - BIG EAST Network (check BigEast.org for local listings)

 

1 Close The Gap Crossroads Classic - Indianapolis, Ind.

2 Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival - Brooklyn, N.Y.ndianapolis, Ind.