Throughout the college basketball landscape, just 39 of the nation’s 353 teams enter Tuesday with an undefeated record. One of those teams, perhaps surprisingly, is the DePaul Blue Demons.
DePaul currently sit at 6-0, their best start in nearly 35 years, they’ll play host to former Providence coach Keno Davis and the Central Michigan Chippewas Tuesday night at Wintrust Arena.
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Time: 7 p.m. ET
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When DePaul defeats Boston College over the weekend, the story was the same as it has been all year up to this point for the Blue Demons, in that Charlie Moore, Romeo Weems, and Paul Reed were all excellent. Moore led all scorers with 24 points and tied a career-high with eight assists, Weems had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the first double-double of his young collegiate career, and Reed added 11 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double of his own, his fifth in six games. If the Blue Demons are going to continue to regularly get that kind of production out of these three players, they’re in for a lot of success this season.
While Central Michigan comes into the game at 5-1, it’s important to note that the Chippewas have been aided by three of their five victories coming against non-Division I opponents, and one of the Division I opponents they defeated was 0-6 Mississippi Valley State, currently ranked 352 out of 353 teams on KenPom. It’s hard to get a proper read on this CMU team, but they’re likely closer to the team that lost 72-57 to Minnesota than the team that defeated Mississippi Valley State, 134-78. They like to push the pace and play an up=tempo style, but DePaul has also done that this season, so it’s nothing the Blue Demons haven’t seen before or won’t be used to.