Paul Reed
MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid got the night off. The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t need him anyway.

Tyrese Maxey scored 27 points, James Harden added 23 and the 76ers took control early on the way to a 119-96 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyrese Maxey had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 128-117 on Sunday night in a meaningless regular-season finale.
No. 10 seed DePaul (16-16, 4-15) vs. No. 2 seed Villanova (24-7, 13-5)

Big East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Madison Square Garden, New York; Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — DePaul is heading to the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference Tournament for the first time in six years with a win not many anticipated.
DePaul (14-13, 2-12) vs. Xavier (17-10, 6-8)

Cintas Center, Cincinnati; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Xavier goes for the season sweep over DePaul after winning the previous matchup in Chicago.
Moore hit 8 of 10 foul shots.
No. 12 Villanova (19-6, 8-4) vs. DePaul (13-12, 1-11)

Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Villanova presents a tough challenge for DePaul.
DePaul (13-11, 1-10) vs. No. 23 Creighton (19-6, 8-4)

CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST
CHICAGO (AP) — KyKy Tandy scored 14 points, Paul Scruggs added 13 and Xavier beat DePaul 67-59 on Tuesday night.
St. John’s (12-8, 1-6) vs. DePaul (13-6, 1-5)

Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: DePaul seeks revenge on St.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mitch Ballock hit five 3-pointers to reach 200 for his career and scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack in Creighton’s 83-68 win over DePaul on Wednesday night.
Creighton (14-5, 3-3) vs. DePaul (13-5, 1-4)

Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Creighton looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head series over DePaul.
DePaul (12-4, 0-3) vs. No. 14 Villanova (12-3, 3-1)

Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
DePaul (12-3, 0-2) vs. St. John’s (11-5, 0-3)

Madison Square Garden, New York; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: DePaul meets St.
CHICAGO (AP) — Nate Watson sank a free throw with a second left as Providence edged past DePaul 66-65 on Saturday.
Seton Hall (8-4, 0-0) vs. DePaul (12-1, 0-0)

Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Seton Hall visits DePaul as Big East play starts for both teams.
CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul improved to 12-1 before conference play. Coach Dave Leitao tempered his excitement just a bit.
DePaul (10-1) vs. Cleveland State (4-7)

Wolstein Center, Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Paul Reed and DePaul will face Algevon Eichelberger and Cleveland State.
CHICAGO (AP) — Charlie Moore had 26 points as DePaul routed Illinois-Chicago 86-65 on Saturday.

Moore shot 9 for 11 from the line.
Illinois-Chicago (4-6) vs. DePaul (9-1)

Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: DePaul faces Illinois-Chicago in a non-conference matchup.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The DePaul Blue Demons have spent November proving that preseason polls don’t mean a thing when the season starts.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Charlie Moore scored 21 points, dished out 12 assists and had five steals on Friday as DePaul defeated Minnesota 73-68.