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DePaul was controlling the glass, defending on a NBA Live Mobile Coins string and hitting tough looks in the half court whenever it seemed their offense had become stagnant. These are the things good basketball teams do, which is why it was so jarring to see DePaul doing them.So with about 10 minutes left and DePaul clinging to a modest lead.
I turned around to ask DePaul's student section the one question on everyone's mind: If they win this game, are you guys storming the court?"There's not enough of us to storm the court."Seeing as there were approximately 12 kids that had made the trek from the school's beautiful Lincoln Park campus to suburban Rosemont where DePaul plays its home games, this was objectively true.
It also made what happened next the type of uplifting moment it's easy to forget sports can in fact provide. Providence hit DePaul with a full-court trap in the final minutes and Dunn made one incredible pull-up three-pointer, but the Blue Demons did it. They beat the Friars 77-70 in what waslegitimately the program's biggest win in a decade.The student section was too small to storm the court.
DePaul's players took matters into their own hands. They hopped the press table two at a time and celebrated with that small, but vocal collection of kids that actually cared about something as fruitless as DePaul basketball enough to take a bus to the suburbs on a rainy school night.
Pop a bottle, Quentin Richardson. Get turnt up, Drake Diener. Make it rain at the club, Sammy Mejía. DePaul actually beat a damn good team for its first Big East home NBA 2K18 MT Coins win of the year. The House that George Mikan BuiltTM is alive and well. In truth, this game spoke to just how much Providence needs sophomore star.