The DePaul Blue Demons stormed back from a 26-point deficit against the UConn Huskies, but ultimately fell 84-74 in a matchup of top-25 teams.
DePaul coach Dave Leitao could see the bond between his players getting stronger during a trip to France and Italy in August. He noticed the laughter during meals and sightseeing excursions. This was more than simply a trip to play three exhibition games. “Just watching from afar, the guys joked with each other,” Leitao said. “Sometimes in this day and…