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DePaul men’s basketball rallies to beat St. John’s 71-67 in overtime.

Ben Gartland

January 18, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, News, Sports

At halftime, head coach Oliver Purnell told his players to keep playing how they had been and the shots would start to fall. “I said at halftime ‘just pick your heads up and keep playing because we will play better offensively, we’re going to shoot better than 21 percent,” Purnell said. “We...

DePaul men’s basketball falters down the stretch, falls to Georgetown 78-72.

Ben Gartland

January 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In their weekend loss to Villanova, it was an abundance of turnovers that put DePaul out of the game. Three days later, it wasn't the abundance but rather the timing of the turnovers as the Blue Demons fell 78-72 to Georgetown. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball ‘Bench Mob’ brings energy

DePaul men’s basketball ‘Bench Mob’ brings energy

Colin Sallee

January 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Features, Men's Sports, Sports

As sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. blew past his defender toward the rim, he absorbed some contact while completing the play for an AND-1 opportunity. Instantly, four of his teammates at the end of the bench sprung into action. To celebrate the play, the four formed into a baseball diamond. Read More »...

Turnovers cost DePaul men’s basketball at Villanova 84-61

Turnovers cost DePaul men’s basketball at Villanova 84-61

Ben Gartland

January 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In a game where DePaul needed everything to go right, it seemed as if nothing could go their way as they fell to the Villanova Wildcats, 84-61. Read More »...

Redemption: Jamee Crockett of DePaul men’s basketball is finally healthy again

Redemption: Jamee Crockett of DePaul men’s basketball is finally healthy again

Matthew Paras

January 11, 2015


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Jamee Crockett is finally healthy again — and now a threat for the Blue Demons Read More »...

Turnovers doom DePaul men’s basketball as they fall to Villanova 81-64

Ben Gartland

January 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

In a game where DePaul needed everything to go right, it seemed as if nothing could go their way as they fell to the Villanova Wildcats 84-61. It was their first conference loss of the season in which DePaul had started 3-0 for the first time since 1991. Billy Garret Jr. opened up the scoring with...

Forrest Robinson scores 20 points as DePaul upsets Creighton 70-60

Matthew Paras

January 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The day before DePaul men’s basketball’s game at Creighton, forward Forrest Robinson said to have success on the road, the team would have to focus. The Blue Demons, who were 1-7 on the road, were going into a stadium that averaged 17,000 people and were facing a Creighton team that was 7-1 at ho...

DePaul gears for tough road test at Creighton

Matthew Paras

January 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Sitting at 2-0 in the Big East conference, DePaul’s next challenge to stay at top of the Big East standings is to do something they haven’t done this season — win away from Chicago. The Blue Demons are 1-7 on the road or in neutral territory this year, their sole win coming on Dec. 4 aga...

Billy Garrett’s double-double helps DePaul knock off Xavier

Billy Garrett’s double-double helps DePaul knock off Xavier

Matthew Paras

January 3, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

  Asked if his team would have won Saturday's game against Xavier last year, DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell pondered the question before he answered honestly. "No, how about that?" Purnell said, laughing. "Probably not." Yet, here the Blue Demons are. After a disastrous end to their non-conference schedule, DePaul men's basketball team improved to 2-0 in the B...

DePaul opens Big East with win over Marquette

DePaul opens Big East with win over Marquette

Matthew Paras

December 31, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

All DePaul men's basketball needed to snap a six-game losing streak was a game-changing performance from the team's best player. Sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored 19 points, including nine of the team's last 11 points,  to help rally the Blue Demons  (7-7, 1-0 Big East) over rival Marquette...

AP: Loyola Marymount ends 6-game skid; beats DePaul

The Associated Press

December 27, 2014


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HONOLULU (AP) — Evan Payne scored 24 points to lead Loyola Marymount past DePaul 72-69 on Thursday in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic. Read More »...

AP: Ohio routs DePaul to fifth straight loss

The Associated Press

December 24, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

HONOLULU (AP) — Javarez Willis scored a career-high 31 points, Maurice Daly Ndour and Antonio Campbell had double-doubles and Ohio raced past DePaul 99-78 on Tuesday in the Diamond Head Classic. The Bobcats (4-5) shot 59 percent (38 of 64), making 10 3-pointers — seven by Willis — and go...

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