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Big East Tournament has been canceled

A few basketball fans watch as Creighton takes on St. John's in in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- After discussing concerns around the coronavirus with the 10 teams, the Big East announced on Thursday they are canceling the rest of the tournament. The announcement came during halftime in the St. John’s-Creighton game at Madison Square Garden. With the announcement coming during the brea...

DePaul pulls off upset win over Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

DePaul guard Charlie Moore reacts during the second half of the team's 
the first round Big East Tournament game against Xavier at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

NEW YORK -- DePaul went into the Big East Tournament knowing exactly what they needed to do in order to qualify for the NCAA Tournament -- win all four games and they are in. Well, that challenge began against Xavier in the first round at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.  The Blue Demons wer...

Preview: DePaul faces Xavier in first round of Big East Tournament

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

When DePaul began Big East play against Seton Hall on Dec. 30, the Blue Demons looked like a team destined for the NCAA Tournament. With a 12-1 record and multiple impressive wins, DePaul built a resume that was strong enough to possibly earn an at-large bid in March. But the Blue Demons failed to build on that ...

Women’s tennis wins Big East Tournament title over Xavier

The DePaul women's tennis team pose for a picture together after winning the Big East Tournament championship. The Blue Demons defeated Xavier 4-3 in the final on April 22 in South Carolina.

Joshua Gurevich, Asst. Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

For the fourth time in the last six years, the Blue Demons reign over the rest of the Big East conference after winning the tournament title 4-3 over Xavier on Monday.  Coming into the tournament, DePaul was the second seed after a regular season that saw many of the players suffer nagging injuries....

Big East Tournament: DePaul’s season ends in familiar fashion

Eli Cain and Tre'Darius McCallum walking off the court at Madison Square Garden after Wednesday's season ending loss. 
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018

NEW YORK — It was a movie DePaul fans had seen many times this season; an up and down journey to a single possession gone awry in the final seconds — so predictable it's almost comical. But falling short in a must-win game at Madison Square Garden against a team you beat just two weeks before is...

Commentary: Another empty season for DePaul men’s basketball

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao.
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Ben Gartland

March 9, 2017

NEW YORK — On Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden, DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao sat in the press conference room after DePaul was knocked out in the first round of the Big East tournament. Answering in the same calm and measured way he does for most press conferences, he responded...

Big East Tournament: DePaul men’s basketball falls to Xavier 75-64

DePaul's Tre'Darius McCallum (10) and R.J. Curington (0) leave the court after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Xavier during the Big East men's tournament Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York. Xavier won 75-64. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Ben Gartland

March 9, 2017

NEW YORK — In Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, there were teams with two different mindsets. Xavier, who had a bad losing skid to close out the conference season, were trying to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive after they had been so strong just two months ago. A loss to the las...

2017 Big East tournament preview: DePaul men’s basketball vs. Xavier

Billy Garrett Jr. (right) will be a key factor in tonight's DePaul game against Xavier in the Big East tournament. 

(Josh Leff/The DePaulia)

Ben Gartland

March 8, 2017

NEW YORK — DePaul men's basketball plays in the opening round of the Big East tournament tonight as they play Xavier, a team they've lost to twice this season. The Facts Who: No. 10 DePaul vs. No. 7 Xavier What: First round of the 2017 Big East men's basketball tournament When: Wednesday,...

DePaul women’s basketball falls short of third Big East title

DePaul women's basketball falls short of third Big East title

Shane René

March 8, 2017

MILWAUKEE – If there is anything that Tuesday night’s 2017 Women’s Big East championship proved, it’s that NCAA women’s basketball is in no way, shape, or form inherently boring – and, of course, that anything can happen in March. Basketball fans got exactly what they signed up for in...

DePaul women’s basketball advances to Big East championship

DePaul women's basketball advances to Big East championship

Shane René

March 7, 2017

MILWAUKEE – DePaul women’s basketball got the revenge they were looking for in Monday night’s 59-41 rock-fight with St. Johns, sending the Blue Demons into their third championship appearance in four years. The Blue Demons got off to a slow start on offense, struggling to navigate around a stingy...

DePaul women’s basketball sinks Pirates in Big East quarterfinals 92-60

DePaul women's basketball sinks Pirates in Big East quarterfinals 92-60

Shane René

March 6, 2017

MILWAUKEE — In the simplest terms, the Blue Demons are good at basketball – and that may be an understatement. Five individual players scored in double figures for DePaul in Sunday night’s 92-60 dismembering of Seton Hall, advancing Doug Bruno’s historic program to their fourth consecutive...

Four Big East titles in a row

Four Big East titles in a row

Shane René

February 27, 2017

Jessica January and Amarah Coleman starred as DePaul clinched the no. 1 seed in next week’s Big East Tournament and a fourth consecutive regular season conference championship (2017 title shared with Creighton) in Sunday afternoon’s 79-70 win against the Georgetown Hoyas.  Read More »...

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