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Photo gallery: DePaul forces game three of CBI finals with overtime victory over USF

Photo gallery: DePaul forces game three of CBI finals with overtime victory over USF

Alexa Sandler, Sports Photographer

April 4, 2019

Battling injuries and a hot-shooting USF team, DePaul did just enough down the stretch to force game three of the CBI finals after they knocked the Bulls 100-96 in overtime Wednesday night at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The Blue Demons were led by senior guard Max Strus and sophomore forward Paul Reed,...

DePaul outlasts USF in overtime to force decisive game three of CBI championship

DePaul outlasts USF in overtime to force decisive game three of CBI championship

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

After dropping the opening game of the Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) final, DePaul’s season was on the line Wednesday night as they headed back to Lincoln Park. It took overtime, but the Blue Demons extended their season one more game with a 100-96 victory over USF at McGrath-Phillips...

DePaul drops game one of CBI finals 63-61 to South Florida

DePaul drops game one of CBI finals 63-61 to South Florida

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

It’s been six years since DePaul and South Florida last played each other when the Bulls defeated the Blue Demons 83-73 in their last Big East meeting in 2013. On Monday night, the two met once again in game one of a best-of-three championship series in the Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI). ...

Men’s basketball lock down spot in CBI finals with victory over Coastal Carolina

Men’s basketball lock down spot in CBI finals with victory over Coastal Carolina

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

The third game of DePaul’s (18-15) Roman College Basketball Invitational journey had a similar feeling to the first two games and it ended with the same result, as the Blue Demons once again clamped down defensively when it mattered and did enough to walk away with a 92-87 victory over Coastal Caro...

Blue Demons battle Chanticleers with CBI championship berth on the line

Blue Demons battle Chanticleers with CBI championship berth on the line

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 27, 2019

The DePaul Blue Demon's road to a College Basketball Invitational championship continues tonight at 7 at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The next roadblock: the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Chanticleers finished the 2018-2019 season with a 16-16 record including a 9-9 record in the Sun Belt Conference...

Men’s basketball advances to CBI semifinals with victory over Longwood

Men’s basketball advances to CBI semifinals with victory over Longwood

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 26, 2019

DePaul survived some ups and downs Monday night to secure a spot in the Roman College Basketball Invite semifinals with a 97-89 victory over Longwood at McGrath-Phillips Arena. It appeared for a few minutes in the second half DePaul was ready to pull away after they opened the half with a quick ...

Blue Demons CBI journey marches on with matchup against Longwood

Blue Demons CBI journey marches on with matchup against Longwood

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 25, 2019

The most eye catching aspect of the Longwood Lancers, the DePaul Blue Demons opponent for the second round of the College Basketball Invitational, may be the name of one of their star players. Junior point guard Lorenzo Phillips goes by his childhood nickname Shabooty, staking his claim for best n...

Seniors soak in postseason experience

Seniors soak in postseason experience

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019

After being knocked out of the Big East Tournament after just one game against St. John’s, both senior guards Max Strus and Eli Cain expressed hope after the game they would have the opportunity to continue playing past the Big East Tournament. They got that opportunity to play a week later and took full adv...

Blue Demons advance to second round of CBI with win against Chippewas

Blue Demons advance to second round of CBI with win against Chippewas

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 20, 2019

DePaul could have made several excuses that could have curtailed their 100-86 victory against the Central Michigan Chippewas in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational tournament on Wednesday night. McGrath-Phillips Arena not Wintrust Arena. Early deficit. CBI. Who cares, right? "You...

Disappointed but not discouraged, fans and players welcome CBI opportunity

Disappointed but not discouraged, fans and players welcome CBI opportunity

Paul Steeno and Shane Rene

March 20, 2019

On Monday evening, senior guard Max Strus summed up how many within the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball program feel about the team's participation in the College Basketball Invitational tournament. "It's exciting to be in a postseason tournament, [but] it's obviously not the one we wanted to ...

CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 20, 2019

DePaul men's basketball will fight another day. On Sunday evening, the Roman College Basketball Invitational announced its field for the 2019 edition of its tournament and the DePaul Blue Demons are one of the 16 teams that will participate. Their first round matchup, set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday night...

DePaul to play in the CBI; first postseason tournament apperance since 2007

DePaul to play in the CBI; first postseason tournament apperance since 2007

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 17, 2019

A disappointing loss to St. John's at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday won't be the last we'll see of the 2018-2019 DePaul Blue Demons. The Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) announced the field for its 2019 tournament and DePaul is one of the 16 teams included. DePaul (15-15; 7-11) will...

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