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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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

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


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

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

Big East opener pits DePaul Blue Demons against Xavier Musketeers

Big East opener pits DePaul Blue Demons against Xavier Musketeers

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 28, 2018


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

The Big East Conference is wide open this season partly because the step back the Xavier Musketeers have taken as a program this season compared to the last. The DePaul Blue Demons are the first Big East team to get a crack at this new-look Xavier Musketeer squad with the two programs scheduled for...

Why have the Blue Demons struggled to close out games this season?

Why have the Blue Demons struggled to close out games this season?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 26, 2018


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

Watching DePaul Blue Demon basketball this season hasn't been healthy for the heart. In DePaul's four toughest matchups on their nonconference schedule, the Blue Demons have helplessly watched as late leads slipped away (vs. Penn State, at Northwestern, vs. Boston College) or the team has folded for...

DePaul squanders late lead in first home loss of the season

DePaul squanders late lead in first home loss of the season

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

December 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul (8-3) trailed for only 32 seconds, but it happened to be the final half minute as Boston College rallied for a 65-62 win Saturday afternoon at Wintrust Arena, handing DePaul its first home loss of the season. While DePaul was held without a field goal over the final two minutes, Boston College...

Blue Demons get first taste of life post JCL injury in win against Incarnate Word

Blue Demons get first taste of life post JCL injury in win against Incarnate Word

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In terms of the DePaul Blue Demons [8-2] rotation in an 81-71 win against the Incarnate Word Cardinals (5-7) Wednesday night at Wintrust Arena, life without Jalen Coleman-Lands wasn't much different than what life had been like when the now-injured shooting guard was still on the floor. "The only ch...

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