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DePaul Vs. Louisville: Devils Dominated On Road, 76-59

The DePaul Blue Devils have made some strides this season, but Saturday's 76-59 on the road to the Louisville Cardinals illustrated just how long Oliver Purnell's team has to go before they can consistently compete in the Big East. The final score was slightly deceiving thanks to a barrage of unnecessary points scored by the Cardinals in the final two minutes, but Louisville was able to keep the Blue Devils at arm's distance for nearly the entire game before finally stretching the lead to double digits with just over five minutes left in the game.

The Blue Devils had a rough go of it from the field, shooting only 34% from the field, compared to 51% for the Cardinal. The Blue Devils were also dominated at the line, attempting only five free throws (of which they made three) to Louisville's 17 (of which they made 13). Individually, DePaul were paced by guard Brandon Young, who was the lone Blue Devil in double figures with 14, but it came on only 5-16 shooting. No other Blue Devil started finished with more than eight points, but DePaul was buoyed by Moses Morgan and Worrel Clahar, who shot a combined 5-8 from three off the bench.

DePaul will take two days off before returning to the court to host the No. 11 Georgetown Hoyas on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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