2022-23 women’s schedule is finally here


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The 2022/2023 DePaul women’s basketball schedule.

As the 2022-23 women’s basketball schedule gets released to the public, the highly anticipated season is now 51 days away from tipoff for head coach Doug Bruno and his team. 

After last season’s First Four loss to Dayton in the NCAA Tournament, Bruno will apply his newly acquired players with his returning players and look to make noise in the Big East. 

The Blue Demons will open the season with their portion of non-conference opponents at Wintrust Arena against American University on Wednesday Nov. 9. 

This season DePaul will be participating in the Elevance Health Fort Myers Tip-off in Florida. The three day event runs Nov. 25 to Nov. 27, just after Thanksgiving. The Blue Demons will match up against the University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh and Towson University. 

Following the Fort Myers trip, DePaul will travel to Butler University where they will start the Big East portion of the schedule. Last season the Blue Demons had the Bulldogs number, In the two meetings DePaul was victorious by a win margin of 34 and 37 points. 

On Dec. 18, DePaul will host its Big East home opener against Georgetown, another team the Blue Demons have had recent success against under Doug Bruno. 

Wednesday Jan. 4 will be the first time the Golden Eagles of Marquette meet Bruno’s Blue Demons since the Big East tournament meeting last season. The Blue Demons against Marquette last season were 1-2 in those three meetings and left a bitter taste in their mouth following a 85 to 105 loss to end the Blue Demons season. 

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies will meet twice with the Blue Demons. The leaders of the Big East for the last 20 plus seasons look to continue its dominance. 

DePaul nearly achieved their second win all-time against the Huskies when they fell short 78 to 80 in overtime. With star guard Paige Buekcers likely to miss the whole season with a torn ACL, the Blue Demons could look to capitalize off the absence. 

The regular season will conclude on Feb. 27 against Marquette on Fox Sports 1, and on March 3, the Big East Tournament will begin. 

Bruno since taking over in 1988 has an overall 731-357 and has only had two seasons where his team did not achieve a .500 record or better. 

DePaul will look to make it back into the NCAA Tournament and the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since the 2015-16 season. 

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