DePaul has already won more games than it did all of last season, but the team learned on Sunday that it still has a long way to go to compete at the top of the Big East. The visitors from Syracuse -- the No. 1 team in the nation -- controlled the game and rolled to an 87-68 victory.
The Blue Demons are used to winning the turnover battle with Oliver Purnell's pressure-heavy defensive system, but that was not the case on Sunday, and Syracuse feasted on points inside the arc, hitting 31 of 46 two-point attempts. Interior defense has been an issue for DePaul all season.
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