DePaul basketball has made at least one three-pointer in 608 straight games. That’s insane. The last time they were scoreless from behind the arc was February 16th, 1993 versus UAB. The streak almost fell Wednesday night in a loss to Louisville. DePaul didn’t hit a three until late in the second half and they finished just 1-9 from the field. Something to watch for when they battle last place USF at 1 CDT tomorrow.
Of course, this streak needs proper perspective, it’s kind of like the Chicago Cubs no hit streak. The Cubs have played x games consecutively without being no-hit. DePaul basketball is 7-79 in Big East play since 2008. (‘08-’09 0-18, ’09-’10 1-17, ’10-’11 1-17, ’11-’12 3-15, ’12-’13 2-13) And of course the Cubs haven’t been to a World Series since 1945 or won it all since 1908. So both streaks, although valid and essential, are tragedy and farce rolled into one. Coach Oliver Purnell is 30-60 in his third season at the helm so things have gotten slightly better under h