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No Wintrust, no problem: McGrath brings the love

No Wintrust, no problem: McGrath brings the love

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 6, 2019


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

In many ways, McGrath-Phillips Arena is a glorified high school gym. From the pull-out bleachers lining two sides of the court, to the electronic scoreboard instead of a Jumbotron, to banners honoring All-Americans and team championships lining the white-brick walls instead of exclusively hanging from the r...

DePaul falls short in CBI championship game

DePaul falls short in CBI championship game

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Going for a CBI Title and first 20-win season since 2006-07 , DePaul fell behind by as many as 17 points midway through the first half and never recovered losing to South Florida 77-65 in the deciding game of the CBI finals at McGrath-Phillips Arena Friday night. “It's a bitter pill to swallow when...

Injury plagued Blue Demons battle for CBI championship

Injury plagued Blue Demons battle for CBI championship

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

This one is for all the marbles. After splitting the first two games of the series, the 2019 College Basketball Invitational tournament championship comes down to a showdown between South Florida and DePaul on Friday at McGrath-Phillips Arena at 6 p.m. Two and four points respectively decided the...

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


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

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Uncategorized

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...

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