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Blue Demons add Saint Louis University transfer Carte’Are Gordon

Blue Demons add Saint Louis University transfer Carte’Are Gordon

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 15, 2019

DePaul Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao and his staff have landed another one. Via his Twitter account today, Saint Louis Billikens freshman forward Carte'Are Gordon announced that he is transferring over to DePaul. The 6-foot-9-inch forward played in 13 games for the Billikens this season, aver...

Transfers play role in return to competitiveness

Transfers play role in return to competitiveness

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

When DePaul and St. John’s stepped on the court Saturday afternoon, the game featured two programs that have both relied on transfers as a way of restoring their program back to winning ways. This is not a new strategy —it’s actually becoming more common across the country. According to the...

A year older, a year wiser

A year older, a year wiser

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 14, 2019

If older is indeed wiser, DePaul basketball has gifted young big men Paul Reed and Jaylen Butz one of the better learning environments in the country over the last two seasons. Sometimes it's the upperclassmen who've stuck with a program for multiple years who become its unsung heroes. As Butz and R...

Win over St. Johns moves DePaul into fifth place in Big East

Win over St. Johns moves DePaul into fifth place in Big East

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. News Editor

January 14, 2019

Throughout the first 14 games of DePaul’s (10-5, 2-2 Big East) season, the Blue Demons were searching for a complete game that they controlled for the entire 40 minutes. In game 15, against the No. 24 ranked St. John’s, DePaul finally delivered with undoubtedly their best win of the season on Saturday....

Reed, Olujobi lead DePaul to first win over ranked opponent since 2016

Reed, Olujobi lead DePaul to first win over ranked opponent since 2016

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

January 12, 2019

Throughout the first 14 games of DePaul’s (10-5, 2-2 Big East) season, the Blue Demons were searching for a complete game that they controlled for the entire 40 minutes. Well, in game 15, against the No. 24 ranked St. John’s, DePaul finally delivered with undoubtedly their best win of the season. T...

Blue Demons close out tight game against Seton Hall, notch first Big East win

Blue Demons close out tight game against Seton Hall, notch first Big East win

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 6, 2019

Anybody who has been watching the DePaul Blue Demons (9-5; 1-2) closely this season, didn't feel comfortable when Max Strus nailed a corner 3-point field goal to give DePaul a 57-44 advantage over the Seton Hall Pirates (11-4; 2-1) with 12:49 remaining in the second half. Maybe, they should have ha...

Pirate attack at Wintrust

Pirate attack at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 5, 2019

When Monday rolls around the DePaul Blue Demon's (8-5; 0-2) next opponent, the Seton Hall Pirates (11-3; 2-0), will likely see their name among the top 25 teams in the country on the AP poll. Winners of seven straight, the Pirates have defeated No. 13 Kentucky, two Big Ten teams in Maryland and Rutgers,...

Second half woes continue: DePaul falls to Villanova 73-68

Second half woes continue: DePaul falls to Villanova 73-68

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

January 2, 2019

DePaul’s first game of 2019 looked a lot like the last couple to end 2018 as another halftime lead slipped away from DePaul (8-5; 0-2 Big East), this time a 73-68 defeat at the hands of defending national champion Villanova (10-4; 1-0 Big East) Wednesday night at Finneran Pavillion. Early on, DePaul...

Sharing is caring: Eli Cain’s evolution into the Blue Demons top playmaker

Sharing is caring: Eli Cain’s evolution into the Blue Demons top playmaker

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 2, 2019

Mired in a back and forth stalemate with Big East Conference rival Xavier on Saturday, things took a turn for the worst when DePaul Blue Demon star Max Strus picked up a fourth foul with 7:52 remaining, forcing head coach Dave Leitao to yank him from the game at a critical juncture Thank goodness for Eli Cain. The 6-foot-6-in...

Contrasting styles on display in Big East opener

Contrasting styles on display in Big East opener

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

December 30, 2018

The Big East season tipped off Saturday with two exciting games to begin conference play with DePaul hosting defending regular season champions Xavier and Seton Hall taking on undefeated St. John’s. Both games went down to the final minutes, in the case of Seton Hall and St. John’s it took a buzz...

Same old story: DePaul can’t close in Big East opener

Same old story: DePaul can’t close in Big East opener

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 29, 2018

In a 74-65 loss Saturday afternoon against the Xavier Musketeers (9-5), the DePaul Blue Demons (8-4) found a new way to lose a tight game in their Big East Conference opener. After DePaul big man Paul Reed drained an open mid-range jumper to pull the Blue Demons back to within two points with 2:0...

Nonconference play rewind: A case of glass half-full or half-empty

Nonconference play rewind: A case of glass half-full or half-empty

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

December 28, 2018

When it comes to this year’s iteration of DePaul Men’s Basketball you are either a glass half-full or glass half-empty person. After 11 games of non-conference play, the Blue Demons sit at 8-3 and have sent mixed signals as to whether this is the season they escape the bottom of the Big East. On...

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