DePaul escapes with win over Navy

Updated: March 19, 2011, 4:57 PM ET

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After losing to Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Big East tournament, DePaul coach Doug Bruno talked about entering the time of year where it's "crash-and-burn" basketball, a variation on the theme of win-or-go-home postseason reality. His team very nearly lived up to his phrase in the first round against Navy, escaping only with a 56-43 win.

Some quick thoughts on a game in which the Blue Demons started slowly and never really picked up much steam.


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