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DePaul men’s basketball rolls over Milwaukee for fourth straight win

DePaul men’s basketball rolls over Milwaukee for fourth straight win

Matthew Paras

December 7, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Billy Garrett and the rest of DePaul men’s basketball team was sent outside of their Rosemont hotel due to a gas leak. The Blue Demons, along with the rest of the many attendees who were at the hotel for the Midwest FurFest — a furry convention, stood for near...

DePaul men’s basketball cruises to win over Chicago State

Matthew Paras and Octavia Johnson

December 4, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul men’s basketball is off to their best start under head coach Oliver Purnell, who is in his fifth year at DePaul. The Blue Demons cruised to an 84-60 victory over Chicago State Thursday to improve to 5-1, the team’s best start since the 2009-2010 season where they also started 5-1 under...

DePaul men’s basketball improves to 4-1 with win over NIU

Colin Sallee

December 2, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Aggression on both sides of the hardwood fueled DePaul men's basketball Tuesday night against  Northern Illinois as they defeated the Huskies, 78-67. “We were prepared mentally, we went head to head with them last year – so we knew what to expect,” senior Jamee Crockett said. Crockett,...

DePaul men’s basketball upsets Stanford 87-72

DePaul men’s basketball upsets Stanford 87-72

Matthew Paras

November 30, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons with career-high 29 points When Myke Henry transferred to DePaul from Illinois, he switched universities to be able to play high quality basketball at a fast pace — a style that would be able to utilize his athleticism. Henry had individual success on Wednesday where...

Lehigh serves DePaul men’s basketball first loss of season

Lehigh serves DePaul men’s basketball first loss of season

Colin Sallee

November 27, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A sloppy start from DePaul men's basketball proved to be costly as they would fall to Lehigh University, 86-74 for the team's first loss of the season. The Blue Demons, who hadn’t played since last Monday due to finals, looked out of sync early, settling for perimeter jumpers rather than establishing s...

DePaul men’s basketball improves to 2-0 with 80-62 win over Drake

Matthew Paras

November 18, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

There would be no meltdown this time. Guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored 15 points, Henry had 13 and the Blue Demons shot 55 percent to secure a comfortable 80-62 win over Drake in DePaul’s first home game at Allstate Arena for the season. DePaul (2-0) controlled the game throughout after blowing a...

DePaul men’s basketball avoids collapse with 72-71 win over UIC

Ben Gartland

November 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

To Billy Garrett Jr., pressure is something that doesn't exist. Whether it's a few seconds or 15 minutes to go, the size of the rim is the same. In an almost identical shot to the one that tied the game against Marquette on Blue Demon day in February, Garrett hit another big three. This time, however, ...

Three things to watch out for: DePaul men’s basketball vs. UIC

Matthew Paras

November 14, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul men’s basketball makes their season debut Friday at 9 p.m. at McGrath-Phillips Arena against UIC. Read More »...

DePaul basketball holds ‘Countdown to Gameday’ in student center

DePaul basketball holds ‘Countdown to Gameday’ in student center

Matthew Paras

November 13, 2014


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

[slideshow_deploy id='5614'] Trying to drum up fan interest for Friday’s double header at McGrath-Phillips Arena, the DePaul athletic department held an event in the student center Wednesday in advance of the men’s and women’s basketball season openers. The event, dubbed “Countdown to Gameday”...

An uphill climb: DePaul basketball teams face new obstacles this season

An uphill climb: DePaul basketball teams face new obstacles this season

Matthew Paras

November 9, 2014


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

The men’s and women’s basketball teams were at two vastly different points last season. The men’s program had another last place finish in the Big East, while the women’s team made a stellar run to the Sweet Sixteen. Now, they have to take the next needed step. Read More »...

Freshman Mart’e Grays of DePaul women’s basketball to provide size

Freshman Mart’e Grays of DePaul women’s basketball to provide size

Christian Jones

November 9, 2014


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

Imagine if right after you graduated high school your first class in college was advanced biochemistry with one of the toughest teachers on campus. That is what freshman forward Mart’e Grays will be experiencing when she steps on the floor against No. 5 Texas A&M at McGrath-Phillips Arena at 6...

Billy’s fight: Sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. of DePaul men’s basketball lives with sickle cell disease

Billy’s fight: Sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. of DePaul men’s basketball lives with sickle cell disease

Matthew Paras

November 9, 2014


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

Pride can be a funny thing. The pain Billy Garrett Jr. felt in his knee on a bus ride to the charter plane for an away game in January of last season was a feeling that he hadn’t felt in nearly two years. He knew what was happening, but hoped the pain would subdue when he took off. Read More »...

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