CHICAGO -- Tre'Darius McCallum had 17 points and six rebounds to help DePaul pick up its first win in its new Wintrust Arena, beating Delaware State 81-57 on Monday night.
DePaul (1-1) fell to No. 14 Notre Dame 72-58 in Wintrust on Saturday, but took an early lead to roll over the Hornets (1-1) Monday night. The Blue Demons never trailed, leading 15-3 at the 12:19 mark and taking a 35-21 lead into the locker room. Delaware State made a run to close to 53-41 midway in the second period. DePaul's Eli Cain, who had 11 points, drove for a layup to start an 11-2 run and the Blue Demons coasted home.
McCallum, who was 7 of 12 from the floor, nailed 3 of 5 from long range. Max Strus added 15 points, hitting 6 of 8 field goals.
Kobe Gantz led the Hornets with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|