NEW YORK (AP) DePaul is heading to the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference Tournament for the first time in six years with a win not many anticipated.
Paul Reed had 23 points and 12 rebounds and the lowly Blue Demons won their first conference tournament game since 2014 with a come-from-behind 71-67 over seventh-seeded Xavier in a first-round game on Tuesday night.
"We just came out and stuck with the plan, the game plan," said guard Charlie Moore, who added 18 points and nine assists for 10th-seeded DePaul (16-16). "Came out, gave energy. Tried to limit their rebound, offensive rebound attempts, just play defense as a team. I thought we did a great job of that tonight."