I guess this is proof that anything can happen in March: DePaul won a game today. Yes, I'm serious.
Behind 17 points each from Dar Tucker and Bolingbrook product Will Walker, the Blue Demons broke their 18-game losing streak with a 67-57 win over Cincinnati in the first round of the Big East tournament.
DePaul had not won a single conference game during the regular season.
I sure as hell didn't waste my afternoon watching this game, so I wonder how Cincinnati managed to blow it.
I've been thinking all season about who would win a game between Indiana (6-24, 1-17 Big Ten) and DePaul (9-23 with today's win). Those might be the two worst BCS conference basketball teams in America this year.
I firmly believe Indiana would win if those two teams were to play. Sure, DePaul has some guys who were highly-regarded recruits, like Tucker and Mac Koshwal (left). But the Demons are so poorly coached, and they don't even play hard most of the time. At least Indiana's Tom Crean is a decent coach and gets his guys to play hard. DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright deserves to be fired.
Speaking of deserving to be fired, do you suppose the seat is a little hot for Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin? Attendance is slipping at UC, and the Bearcats just lost to DePaul.