Just about everyone here at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont is out of breath after the first half we all just witnessed. It’s been back and forth from the opening tip. DePaul’s biggest lead was five, UConn’s biggest lead was six. This game has been tied four times with just two lead changes.
The Huskies have been draining three pointers but the Demons have countered by attacking the basket and forcing UConn to foul putting them at the free throw line.
The Demons have also been able to score on a few fast breaks. On defense DePaul has been doing slightly better with the rebounds. Even though the Huskies lead 16-12 in that category, DePaul has done better then they did in the first halves of their last two games.
DePaul is still struggling in the turnover department as they coughed up the ball six times. But they also forced nine turnovers so it balances itself out.
Cleveland Melvin leads the Blue Demons with 10 points and 6 rebounds. If the Demons are going to stay ahead and win this game, they will need to do the following:
Keep up the pressure on defense, continue to rebound, continue to force turnovers, take away the three point shot and score, score, score. This would be a huge win to lift the spirits of this DePaul team.
Now let’s see if the Demons can keep up this pace and take home their 12th win of the 2012-2013 season. Here are the current stats:
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