Posted January 06, 2013 on
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — DePaul coach Oliver Purnell wanted to see his team apply pressure against Providence and did his best to help Cleveland Melvin relax.
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After a three game road trip where Providence College went 0-3, including a loss to Louisville in their Big East opener, the Friars returned home Saturday night for their conference play home opener against DePaul. Despite being the favored team, and finally playing at full strength, PC lost handedly to the Blue Demons, 83-73.
Anna Martin scored 22 points and DePaul held on to beat No. 11 Louisville 86-80 Saturday in the Big East opener for both schools.
Brittany Hrynko had 21 points and seven assists for the Blue Demons (12-3), who have won six in a row.
Louisville (12-3), which had won its previous three games, trailed 80-70 before Shoni Schimmel hit two 3-pointers. Monique Reid's layup drew the...
The Blue Demons continue their east coast road trip with a matchup at UConn on Tuesday night.