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DePaul fails to contain Creighton in 83-68 loss

DePaul fails to contain Creighton in 83-68 loss

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

Coming off an impressive win over then-No. 5 Butler on Saturday, DePaul looked to build on that win on Wednesday when Creighton came into Wintrust Arena. Instead, the Blue Demons came out flat and allowed Creighton to dictate the pace from the start. As a result, DePaul lost 83-68 in front of a mostly...

Hometown Chicago kid joins DePaul men’s basketball for rest of season

Hometown Chicago kid joins DePaul men’s basketball for rest of season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

When DJ Williams announced he was going to leave George Washington at the end of last semester, he had one destination on his mind — coming home. The Chicago native got his wish on Thursday when DePaul made it official that Williams will be joining the team for the rest of the season, and the fa...

DePaul upsets No. 5 Butler 79-66 for first Big East win

DePaul upsets No. 5 Butler 79-66 for first Big East win

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

It was 13 years since DePaul last beat a top-five team in the country. It was nearly six years since the last time DePaul knocked off Butler.  All of that changed on Saturday when the No. 5 team in the country, the Butler Bulldogs, came to Wintrust Arena and got destroyed from start-to-finish. DePaul ...

Preview: DePaul searches for first Big East win against no. 5 Butler

Preview: DePaul searches for first Big East win against no. 5 Butler

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

The start of Big East conference play has been far from what many DePaul fans were hoping for. After a 12-1 start to the season, the Blue Demons have dropped four straight games in the Big East. Losses to Seton Hall and St. John’s after being competitive for over 30 minutes and heartbreaking close...

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has joined the men’s basketball team

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has joined the men’s basketball team

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has reportedly enrolled DePaul and is immediately eligible to play this season with the DePaul men’s basketball team, Evan Daniels of 247sports reported on Wednesday.  Williams last played at George Washington last season where he averaged 13.7 points and 4.7...

DePaul’s upset bid falls short in overtime against Villanova

DePaul’s upset bid falls short in overtime against Villanova

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

DePaul and Villanova have faced each other 18 times since the last time the Blue Demons knocked off the Wildcats back in 2008 when DePaul still played at Allstate Arena. In those 18 meetings, Villanova has won each game by an average of 15 points with none of them coming close to being a “classic.”...

DePaul basketball teams on opposite end of tight games

DePaul basketball teams on opposite end of tight games

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

The DePaul men’s basketball team hosted Providence on Jan. 4 in search of their first Big East win of the year, a game that saw the  Blue Demons play a tight game with the Friars throughout the entire 40 minutes. But, like DePaul fans have become accustomed to, the Blue Demons committed a  foul with 1...

Poor free-throw shooting dooms DePaul in 74-67 loss to St. John’s

Poor free-throw shooting dooms DePaul in 74-67 loss to St. John’s

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 11, 2020

After nearly two weeks of Big East play, only two teams were left winless in conference play: St. John’s and DePaul. Well, those two teams, who were picked to finish at the bottom of the conference before the season started, squared off on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.  With both teams in...

Preview: DePaul looks to right the ship against St. John’s

Preview: DePaul looks to right the ship against St. John’s

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 10, 2020

It’s the fourth year that the men’s basketball team has started 0-2 in Big East play, but in year’s past, they didn’t have the cushion of a one-loss non-conference campaign. DePaul will look to avoid an 0-3 start in the competitive conference as they travel to Madison Square Garden to take o...

Providence hits game-winning free-throw to defeat DePaul 66-65

Providence hits game-winning free-throw to defeat DePaul 66-65

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

With DePaul getting off to its best start this year at 12-1 before starting conference play since the 1986-87 season, the hope was that the Blue Demons also found a way to improve their late-game collapses. After two Big East games, that is an area DePaul is still looking to get better at after losing t...

DePaul loses conference opener 74-66 against Seton Hall

DePaul loses conference opener 74-66 against Seton Hall

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 30, 2019

Coming off a near-perfect nonconference slate of games, where DePaul went 12-1, the Blue Demons looked to open Big East play with a victory against Seton Hall. But senior guard Myles Powell, like most games, ended up stealing the victory for the Pirates near the end of the game, giving his team a 74-...

Column: As DePaul gets ready to begin conference play, it’s time to start thinking big

Column: As DePaul gets ready to begin conference play, it’s time to start thinking big

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 30, 2019

Prior to the start of the 2019-2020 college basketball season, the Big East held its annual Media Day at Madison Square Garden with all 10 teams meeting to preview a new season – and at the end of the day, each team had some reason to feel good about their prospects.  Seton Hall had just been picked to win the c...

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