Big East Tournament Scores: UConn Knocks Off DePaul, Will Face WVU

The Connecticut Huskies defeated the DePaul Blue Demons 81-67 in the Big East Tournament Tuesday afternoon, setting up a second-round matchup against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

UConn’s win was expected, as DePaul was the Big East’s worst team. Jeremy Lamb had 25 points for the Huskies, and Ryan Boatright contributed 19 points off the bench. Cleveland Melvin and Moses Morgan had 19 points each for the Blue Demons.

The UConn/WVU matchup will take place at noon on Wednesday and will be broadcast on ESPN. The two teams last played January 9, when the Huskies beat the Mountaineers 64-57. Since then, though, UConn has struggled against Big East competition, going 4-9 before recent wins against Pitt and now DePaul.

Next up in the Big East Tournament is Pitt’s matchup against St. John’s.

For more on the Big East Tournament, check out Big East Coast Bias. For more on WVU basketball, there’s The Smoking Musket.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.