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

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

Ben Gartland

March 8, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Big East Tournament, Men's Sports, Sports

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,...

Injured season all too familiar for Peter Ryckbosch

Injured season all too familiar for Peter Ryckbosch

Garret Neal

March 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior forward Peter Ryckbocsh’s final season as a Blue Demon was cut before it even started. He broke his kneecap over the summer and looked like he would be out until conference play. Then, a few months later, he broke the kneecap again because it had not healed correctly the first time. He was...

DePaul falls to Xavier in Allstate Arena Farewell

DePaul falls to Xavier in Allstate Arena Farewell

Shane Rene

March 4, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Billy Garrett Jr.’s final regular season game with DePaul and DePaul’s final regular season game at Allstate Arena began with allusions to how far the program has come and ended with a reminder of how far they still need to go as they fell 79-65 to Xavier on Saturday afternoon. Read More »...

Men’s basketball falls short against Seton Hall

Men’s basketball falls short against Seton Hall

Ben Gartland

February 27, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Coming off only their second conference win of the season on Wednesday, DePaul men’s basketball found themselves down by 20 in the second half. As they have in multiple games this season including Wednesday, DePaul came back. Sometimes they win, most time they get close. Read More »...

Seton Hall holds off DePaul men’s basketball 82-79

Seton Hall holds off DePaul men’s basketball 82-79

Ben Gartland

February 25, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Coming off only their second conference win of the season on Wednesday, DePaul men's basketball found themselves down by 20 in the second half. As they've had in multiple games this season, including Wednesday, DePaul came back. Sometimes they win, most time they get close. On Saturday, they got close....

DePaul men’s basketball knocks off Georgetown 67-65

DePaul men’s basketball knocks off Georgetown 67-65

Ben Gartland

February 22, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A wild ending helped DePaul men's basketball snap a ten-game losing streak as they defeated Georgetown 67-65 on Wednesday night. It was the Blue Demons' (9-19, 2-13 Big East) first road win of the year and effectively ended Georgetown's (14-14, 5-10) chance at an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. In...

Men’s basketball progress is hard to see

Men’s basketball progress is hard to see

Shane Rene

February 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

During the second half of last week’s 93-58 brick-fest against Creighton, just as DePaul’s deficit was reaching the point of no return, Billy Garrett Jr. drove to the basket, challenging Creighton’s seven-foot center Justin Patton at the rim for what may very well be the worst layup of his coll...

Men’s basketball points to close games as progress

Men’s basketball points to close games as progress

Ryan Witry

February 19, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Barring a miracle in next month’s Big East Tournament, the DePaul Blue Demons probably won’t be dancing in this year’s NCAA Tournament.  Read More »...

Men’s basketball can’t handle no. 2 Villanova

Men’s basketball can’t handle no. 2 Villanova

Shane Rene

February 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Sometimes you need to win on offense, and sometimes you need to win on defense; when you play the defending national champions, you need to win on both ends of the floor. DePaul played tough defense in the opening minutes of Monday night’s highly anticipated rematch with the Villanova Wildcats,...

NCAA hosting possibility

NCAA hosting possibility

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2017


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

While DePaul women's basketball is coasting through the Big East schedule (they moved to 14-1 in the Big East and 22-5 overall this weekend), there is something bigger on the line than a fourth-straight Big East regular season title. Read More »...

Men’s basketball crushed by Jays

Men’s basketball crushed by Jays

Shane Rene

February 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul (8-17, 1-11 Big East) rolled into Saturday’s game against no. 23 Creighton (21-4, 8-4 Big East) with a record painted in 50 shades of losing and walked away with a bruising 93-58 loss, adding a dark, new shade to the loss-column of the Blue Demon’s record. Read More »...

Strus and Grandstaff get their shot in 2017-18

Strus and Grandstaff get their shot in 2017-18

Emily Eller

February 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Any athlete will admit that it is a colossal commitment to play at the collegiate level, but for DePaul men’s basketball players Austin Grandstaff and Max Strus, that commitment comes with sitting on the bench for a season. Read More »...

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