The Blue Demons defeated Fairfield 85-78 on Tuesday behind Clevel and Melvin's 30 points and Brandon Young's 20 points ... the win ended a two game losing streak to Wichita State 75-62 and Western Kentucky 70-61 in the Cancun Challenge ... DePaul has also defeated UC Riverside 91-59 and Austin Peay 98-67 while losing to Gardner-Webb 71-59 ... Cleveland Melvin, a preseason All-Big East second-team selection, averages team-highs of 20.5 ppg and 8.3 rpg while Brandon Young adds 16.3 ppg and Moses Morgan 9.7 ppg ... the Blue Demons average 76.0 ppg and shoot 44.7 percent from the floor while allowing 70.0 ppg ... DePaul has a +3.8 turnover margin and forces 17.8 turnovers per game ... DePaul, a preseason last place pick in the 15-team Big East, returns three starters from last year's team that went 12-19 overall and fi nished 16th in the Big East with a 3-15 record.
This is the first meeting between the Tigers and Blue Demons.
TONY BARBEE vs. DEPAUL
This is the first time Auburn's Tony Barbee has coached against DePaul.
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