The DePaul Blue Demons head to the University of Iowa on Monday for a game against the Hawkeyes for their biggest test of the season thus far. DePaul won their last game, beating Fairleigh Dickinson by the score of 70-59. Chairlie Moore led the Blue Demons in points with 27 and assist with 4. Moore scored his 27 points while shooting 10 of 16 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. Paul Reed led DePaul in rebounds as he recorded 11 on the night including 3 on the offensive boards.
With the win, DePaul is now 3-0 on the young season, but face a big challenge in their game against Iowa. Moore has led the Blue Demons on the season in points per game with 19.3 while shooting 60.6% from the field. Moore has also led DePaul in rebounds per game with 5. Reed has led the Blue Demons in rebounds per game as he has been the Blue Demons best player in the paint with 9.7 rebounds per game.
The Iowa Hawkeyes welcome the DePaul Blue Demons to campus after winning their first game against Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville by the score of 87-60. Luka Garza led Iowa in points with 20 while shooting 7 of 13 from the field and 6 of 10 from the free throw line. Garza also led Iowa in rebounds with 12 including 3 coming offensively. Jordan Bohannon led the Hawkeyes in assists as he recorded 4 on the night to go along with his 2 rebounds and 9 points.
Through 3 games this season, DePaul is averaging scoring 75.3 points per game and have allowed 56 points per game. After 1 game this season, Iowa has scored 87 points per game and have allowed 60 points per game. Although DePaul does represent somewhat of a threat, I believe Iowa just has too much talent for DePaul and will win this one. Iowa wins 75-65 and covers the spread.