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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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

Checkmate: Men lose battle of adjustments in first-round loss to St. John’s

Checkmate: Men lose battle of adjustments in first-round loss to St. John’s

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Basketball is often a game of adjustments, especially when two teams are meeting for the second time in 10 days, and third time over the course of the season — as is the case in the Big East Tournament every year. St. John’s (21-11) won the battle of adjustments Wednesday night and as a result ...

Third time, no charm: Men fall to St. John’s in first round of Big East Tournament

Third time, no charm: Men fall to St. John’s in first round of Big East Tournament

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

NEW YORK – It’s been said that it is hard to beat a team three times in a season. DePaul experienced that Wednesday night in the first round of the Big East Tournament as the Red Storm pulled away in the second half for an 82-74 victory at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. The Blue D...

Blue Demons and Red Storm meet for the second time in 10 days to open Big East Tournament

Blue Demons and Red Storm meet for the second time in 10 days to open Big East Tournament

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Ten days after DePaul rallied for a 92-83 senior-day victory over the St. John’s Red Storm thanks to a career-high 43 points from senior guard Max Strus, the two schools will meet again in the first round of the Big East Tournament Wednesday night. After the Blue Demons missed an opportunity to...

Photo gallery: Blue Demons semifinal win sets up championship game rematch with Marquette

Photo gallery: Blue Demons semifinal win sets up championship game rematch with Marquette

Alexa Sandler

March 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After DePaul and Creighton split their two regular season meetings, the Blue Demons pulled away in the fourth quarter for an 80-69 victory over the Bluejays to reach the Big East Tournament championship game where they will face Marquette for the third straight season. The Blue Demons were led by...

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In a surprise to few who saw him play the last two seasons, DePaul sophomore big man Paul Reed has earned the Big East Conference's Most Improved Player Award for the 2018-2019 season as voted upon by the league's 10 head coaches. The 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game the Orlando, Fla. reside...

Up for grabs: Wild regular season ends with more drama

Up for grabs: Wild regular season ends with more drama

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Entering the final weekend of Big East play, seven teams were separated by just one game, with Providence hovering just a game behind them at 6-11. Welcome to the Big East this season. Unlike past seasons, there is no dominant team in the league with Villanova capturing the regular season title  with fiv...

Lone four-year senior shines in final home game

Lone four-year senior shines in final home game

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior guard Eli Cain never had a true senior day when he was at St. Benedict's Preparatory School. That made what transpired in potentially his final two games at Wintrust Arena that much more memorable as DePaul rallied from a double digit first-half deficit to take down St. John’s on senior day...

Twins’ journey together set to continue following golf career

Twins’ journey together set to continue following golf career

March 11, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

Twins are often asked the same questions over and over. Are you identical? Who is older? How can people tell you apart? Where is your twin now? That last question is pretty easy for the Thomas twins. Freddy Thomas was born just 11 minutes before his twin, Bobby, on Aug. 21, 1995. Since then they have...

All-Big East Second Team calls Strus’ name

All-Big East Second Team calls Strus’ name

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul senior guard Max Strus staked his claim as one of the best players in the Big East Conference this season by earning a selection to the second team All-Big East squad for the first time in his career. Strus joins Sam Hauser (Marquette), Alpha Diallo (Providence), Naji Marshall (Xavier), and...

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