NCAAB Game Recap - DePaul at Iowa
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Winth
61
StMar
59
F
CAPoly
67
NDSt
74
F
(N/A)
55
IUPUI
72
F
USC-Up
64
NCC
73
F
KennSt
62
Mercer
74
F
(N/A)
72
Buff
109
F
GaSo
77
NFla
80
F
Presb
80
VMI
77
F(OT)
Kent
84
Tows
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
44
Stony
91
F
(N/A)
51
UNCG
109
F
BGSU
75
Jacksn
59
F
FlGlf
49
Dart
55
F
Drake
59
Cin
81
F
Samf
63
Belm
95
F
Elon
41
GaTec
64
F
S NO
33
McNee
104
F
(N/A)
70
SeLA
77
F
TXAMC
66
Vand
71
F
HowPa
42
TexPA
93
F
ULMo
57
TexAM
63
F
DeP
93
Iowa
78
F
AlaAM
52
UAB
74
F
FlAtl
59
Alab
78
F
BethC
61
NebOm
90
F
Yale
79
USF
84
F(OT)
FlaAM
82
SDak
85
F
Pacif
67
HI
72
F

DePaul 93, Iowa 78

Nov 11, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

DePaul (4-0)

53

40

93

Iowa (1-1)

30

48

78

Reed scores 25, DePaul blasts Iowa 93-78
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:36 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) DePaul's Paul Reed was named the most improved player in the Big East last season.

Reed is still getting better by the day, leading the resurgent Blue Demons to their best start in over a decade.

Reed scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and DePaul blew past Iowa 93-78 on the road Monday to move to 4-0 for the first time since 2008-09.

Jalen Coleman-Lands had 17 points for the Blue Demons. They opened the game on a 19-2 run, went up 24 in just 13:16 and never looked back.

"I couldn't be happier about the start. This was our fourth game in seven days and worrying about fatigue was concerning. But we didn't really show it," DePaul coach Dave Leitao said.

DePaul set off to a blistering pace on both sides of the ball, hitting 8-of-14 3s in the first half and its lead quickly stretched from 16 to 22 points. Markese Jacobs then buried a wide-open 3 to make it 40-16.

The Blue Demons also forced 12 turnovers in the first 20 minutes - constantly flummoxing an Iowa team that always seemed a step behind - in building a 53-30 lead.

"We have to recognize that there's a difference between playing hard and competing," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said about his post-game address to the team. "We played hard. We didn't compete."

Iowa tried to throw a press defense and some zone at DePaul to open the second half, but it did little to stop the surging Demons.

Reed's open 3 with 14:45 to go pushed DePaul ahead 65-41.

"He's worked really hard (on his 3s). ...he's always been really good at finishing around the basket and slicing his way," DePaul coach Dave Leitao said of the 6-foot-9 Reed, who was 3 of 4 on 3s. "He's a very natural and elite-level defender."

CJ Fredrick scored 16 points and Luka Garza had 14 for Iowa (1-1), which turned the ball over 19 times and let the Blue Demons shoot 61.4 % from the floor and 11 of 20 on 3s.

The Hawkeyes entered play as a 9-point favorite. Instead, they needed a late 11-1 run to make the final score seem more respectable than it was.

"I don't think we handled it well," McCaffery said. "They were on fire. We sort of had this mindset that we were going to get it all back at once. You just can't do that."

Reed, a second-team preseason All-Big Ten pick, finished with his third double-double in four games. Devin Gage added 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting for DePaul.

THE BIG PICTURE

DePaul: The Blue Demons looked like an athletic, well-balanced team with the potential to be a problem in the Big East. Coleman-Lands and Reed each went 5 of 8 from the floor in a shockingly decisive first half.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes looked slow, especially on defense, and they lacked length against the more athletic Blue Demons despite starting a pair of 6-foot-11 players. It's still mid-November, so Monday's loss might be later viewed as an aberration. But Iowa hadn't looked that bad at home in a long time. "I'm not concerned that this team has problems that are not fixable," McCaffery said.

ON IOWA

Jordan Bohannon had just three points in 16 minutes as he works his way back from hip surgery. ...Freshman Joe Toussiant showed some late fight, scoring all 13 of his points in the second half. ...Forward Ryan Kriener also had 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting. ...Jack Nunge, who started at forward, went scoreless while playing just 10 minutes.

LOSING FOSTER

The loss to DePaul capped a miserable Veteran's Day for Iowa fans.

Four-star prep recruit Xavier Foster, who plays at Oskaloosa High (Iowa) some 80 miles southeast of Iowa City, announced on Monday morning at a press conference at his school that he'll play for Iowa State instead of the Hawkeyes next season. The Cyclones and Iowa were Foster's final picks.

The 7-foot Foster was one of the most coveted center prospects in the country. He told the Des Moines Register that while the lure of playing for his childhood team was enticing, the playing style at Iowa State - and the opportunity for playing - won out.

"It was weird. My family is Iowa fans. I'm an Iowa fan, personally. But I just felt like I had a better chance at success at Iowa State. It fits me better," Foster said.

UP NEXT

DePaul hosts Cornell on Saturday.

Iowa hosts Oral Roberts on Friday.

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Leaders

DePaul PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. Reed 25 0 1 12 4 2
J. Coleman-Lands 17 0 5 2 2 0
Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Nunge 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Evelyn 0 0 3 1 2 0

Team Comparison

DeP Iowa
Points For 93 78
Field Goals 35/57-61% 24/56-43%
Three Pointers 11/20-55% 6/18-33%
Free Throws 12/20-60% 24/32-75%
Offensive Rebounds 5 8
Defensive Rebounds 29 20
Rebounds 38 30
Blocks 8 2
Steals 12 10
Turnovers 21 19
Personal Fouls 25 16
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - DeP Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 11 DeP 93 @ Iowa 78 N. Ongenda 2 C. Pemsl 2

Game Information

Stadium: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
Attendance: 9,961
Game Time: