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DePaul falters to No. 7 Xavier, 86-65

DePaul falters to No. 7 Xavier, 86-65

Matthew Paras

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The only thing more predictable than DePaul men’s basketball blowing a 9-0 lead to start the game against the seventh-ranked team in the country is the way they opened the second half — uninspired. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball pulls off dominant upset over No. 20 George Washington

DePaul men’s basketball pulls off dominant upset over No. 20 George Washington

Matthew Paras

December 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Myke Henry was assessed a technical foul, but at that point, the damage was already done. Henry, a senior, stormed the open lane with the ball and proceeded to ferociously slam it over a George Washington defender. Tyler Cavanaugh, the victim in mention, fell to the ground and a referee signaled for the blocking foul. On his way down, Henry let out some words that caught ...

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Ben Gartland

March 20, 2015


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

When Oliver Purnell was hired as head coach of DePaul men’s basketball, his notoriety was as a program rebuilder. He was never able to get the job done at DePaul, but the line of thinking in his hiring was correct: Find a coach who has history of proven success. There is a coach without a job at this point that not only has a h...

Commentary: It’s time for DePaul to move on from head coach Oliver Purnell

Matthew Paras

March 12, 2015


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

NEW YORK — DePaul guard Billy Garrett Jr. started talking, muttered the word disappointing and paused when asked about his first two years at DePaul following Wednesday’s 78-63 loss to Creighton. Surely, Garrett never imagined that his second season would end on a worse note than his first. Garrett didn’t imagine ending the season by losing 11 of their last 12 games, includin...

Butler spoils DePaul’s senior day with 67-53 win

Matthew Paras

February 28, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Blue Demons opened the second half with a burst of energy that temporarily caused the tide to swing. DePaul men’s basketball attacked the rim, was aggressive on the glass and drained shots to give them a 38-32 lead over No. 23 Butler. On senior day and amid a five-game losing streak, senior Jamee...

No. 22 Butler bullies DePaul men’s basketball behind Kellen Dunham’s 24 points

No. 22 Butler bullies DePaul men’s basketball behind Kellen Dunham’s 24 points

Colin Sallee

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — An aggressive and proven No. 22 Butler team would made their presence felt early on Saturday afternoon as they defeated DePaul men’s basketball, 83-73. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball loses 68-55 to No. 7 Villanova

Matthew Paras

January 31, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For the first half, DePaul men's basketball competed with one of the best teams in the nation — up 37-31 against No 7 Villanova. It was the second half, however, that plagued the Blue Demons again. Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono scored all 18 of his points after halftime and DePaul shot just...

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...

DePaul men’s basketball rolls over Milwaukee for fourth straight win

DePaul men’s basketball rolls over Milwaukee for fourth straight win

Matthew Paras

December 7, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Billy Garrett and the rest of DePaul men’s basketball team was sent outside of their Rosemont hotel due to a gas leak. The Blue Demons, along with the rest of the many attendees who were at the hotel for the Midwest FurFest — a furry convention, stood for near...

DePaul men’s basketball avoids collapse with 72-71 win over UIC

Ben Gartland

November 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

To Billy Garrett Jr., pressure is something that doesn't exist. Whether it's a few seconds or 15 minutes to go, the size of the rim is the same. In an almost identical shot to the one that tied the game against Marquette on Blue Demon day in February, Garrett hit another big three. This time, however, ...

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