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DePaul loses 74-69 against Buffalo, dropping Blue Demons to 9-1 on season

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao walks off the floor after the first half against Buffalo at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons lost the game 74-69.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

After defeating Texas Tech 65-60 in overtime on Wednesday, DePaul was the talk of college basketball. The dream of becoming ranked was finally becoming a reality in Lincoln Park.  And then Buffalo waltzed into Wintrust Arena and crashed DePaul’s party. The Bulls handed the Blue Demons their first...

Preview: DePaul looks to improve to 10-0 when Buffalo comes to Wintrust Arena

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands gets hoisted into the air by fans after DePaul defeated Texas Tech 65-60 in overtime.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

Coming off an emotional overtime win against Texas Tech on Wednesday, DePaul is back in action on Sunday when they host Buffalo. The Blue Demons will look to keep their momentum rolling when the Bulls come into Wintrust Arena looking to end DePaul’s perfect start. Led by senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands, DeP...

Column: Stuffed Dibs and beer chugs: a buzzing night at Wintrust Arena

A crowd forming at halftime by the bathrooms and concessions, the crowds were the largest they had been all year.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

The sparkling new arena in the South Loop still hadn’t seen anything like this. On Wednesday night, everything came to fruition for the Blue Demons who hosted last year’s national runner-up Texas Tech at Wintrust Arena, in no question their biggest home game at the new arena since it’s cons...

DePaul defeats Texas Tech 65-60 in overtime to stay perfect

DePaul freshman Romeo Weems celebrates after a dunk in overtime. The Blue Demons won the game 65-60 against Texas Tech.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

DePaul’s defense came to play against Texas Tech. Their fans showed up and packed Wintrust Arena for the first time this season. All the Blue Demons needed was for their offense to show up.  For the first 37 minutes, DePaul’s offense was horrendous. They failed to find any rhythm on offense even...

DePaul not getting ahead of themselves as Texas Tech comes to Chicago

DePaul junior guard Charlie Moore goes for a pass to fellow junior Jaylen Butz against Central Michigan on Nov. 26 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

DePaul is off to its best start since the 1986-87 season, winning their first eight games to begin the 2019-2020 season and are heading into a crucial game against Texas Tech on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena. Despite their hot start and the attention they are receiving from fans and the media, the Blue...

Mentality, athleticism marks the biggest factor in DePaul’s defensive improvement

DePaul junior forward Jaylen Butz defends a Cornell player on Nov. 16 a Wintrust Arena.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

This DePaul team just looks different.  In years past, the DePaul men’s basketball teams has largely been a bottom feeder in the Big East. Just two seasons ago they only won a single conference game at Wintrust Arena to the tune of an abysmal 4-14 showing in the Big East.  Now, after three...

DePaul downs Minnesota 73-68 on the road, improves to 8-0

The bench celebrates during the second half of a game against Central Michigan on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Shaymus McLaughlin, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS - Even the most optimistic DePaul Blue Demons fan would be hard-pressed to say they saw this coming. The Blue Demons moved to 8-0 on the season with a hard-fought 73-68 road victory against the University of Minnesota (3-4) Friday afternoon. The victory - propped up by a 21-point, 12-ass...

Preview: DePaul aims to get off to a fast start against Minnesota

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed goes up for a layup against Central Michigan at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 29, 2019

Coming off an 18-point comeback win in their last game against Central Michigan, DePaul (7-0) heads on the road for the third time this season to face another Big Ten opponent: Minnesota. The Blue Demons were heading for their first loss of the season when they trailed Central Michigan 50-32 at h...

What DePaul fans should be thankful for

Dave Leitao coaches junior forward Jaylen Butz during a game against Cornell on Nov. 16.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 28, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving and before you devour a plate of carbs and fall asleep watching Mitch Trubisky throw for 150 yards on 40 attempts you should take the time to reflect on what you’re thankful for this holiday season. If you’re a Blue Demon fan, there is plenty of it, including, but not limited to...

DePaul flips the script in the second half in comeback win over Central Michigan

The DePaul bench celebrates during the second half against Central Michigan on Tuesday at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons won the game 88-75.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

November 27, 2019

DePaul received a rude awakening in the first half against Central Michigan, then they responded like a perennial NCAA Tournament team would in the second half.  The Blue Demons strolled into their match against Central Michigan standing at 6-0 after defeating Boston College 72-67 on the road on Sa...

Moore, Reed ignite second-half comeback to improve DePaul’s unbeaten start

Paul Reed soars into the lane for a bucket in the first half, Reed leads the nation in double-doubles.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Yet, when 6-0 DePaul were trailing at halftime by 18 to Central Michigan, it didn't look like they ever had a plan and they certainly took a Deontay Wilder right hook to the jaw in the first half. The second half was completely different,...

Preview: DePaul looks to stay perfect against Central Michigan

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed celebrates after a play in the second half against Cornell on Nov. 16 at Wintrust Arena.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

The success of the season so far for DePaul and coach Dave Leitao can’t be understated.  It’s the best opening to a season since 1986-87 when Joey Meyer was the coach and Rod Strickland was putting up 16 points and 6.5 assists. Anyone who saw the talent acquired going into this season could have e...

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