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UPDATED: DePaul men’s basketball narrowly triumphs Northwestern 57-56

Matthew Paras

December 28, 2013

[Updated 12:10 a.m. CST, Saturday, Dec. 28]This is exactly what freshman Billy Garrett Jr. was brought in to do.He shot just 33 percent and had four turnovers, but none of that mattered Friday. As long as Garrett could come up with clutch plays like did countless times in high school, the Blue Demons w...

Illinois State snaps DePaul men’s basketball three game win streak with a 69-64 victory

Matthew Paras

December 22, 2013

Trailing by three with 11.4 seconds to go against Illinois State, DePaul men's basketball head coach Oliver Purnell elected to call a timeout after the Blue Demons got the ball back from a clutch Charles McKinney steal.The Blue Demons would need to get a clear look for a three-pointer, having shot just...

UPDATED: DePaul men’s basketball scores against Houston Baptist 78-58

Matthew Paras

December 18, 2013

[Updated: 10:50 p.m. CST, Wednesday, Dec. 18]For most of the season, senior Cleveland Melvin has been quiet.Sure he led the team with averaging 16.6 points per game, but Melvin had yet to have a game where he changed the course of the game.  Even in his last game, Melvin's 17 points and 11 rebounds...

UPDATED: DePaul women’s basketball beats Dartmouth 90-76 on Field Trip Day

Matthew Paras

December 16, 2013

[Updated: 4:40 p.m. CST, Monday, Dec.16]With a disappointing loss to Kentucky and a three-game road trip in Las Vegas approaching, head coach Doug Bruno said DePaul women's basketball used Dartmouth as a game to grow.Bruno wanted to see his team come together and play a solid game of basketball for 40...

UDPATED: DePaul men’s basketball overcomes Chicago State run to take a 77-70 victory in overtime

Matthew Paras

December 15, 2013

[Updated: 8:05 p.m. CST, Sunday, Dec. 15]When DePaul men's basketball needed energy against an upset-minded Chicago State, head coach Oliver Purnell went to junior Charles McKinney.McKinney, who was suspended for two games earlier this season for violating unspecified team rules, came up big in two separa...

UPDATED: No. 5 Kentucky edges DePaul women’s basketball 96-85

Matthew Paras

December 12, 2013

[Updated: Dec. 12, 11:50 p.m. CST]Prior to the matchup against Kentucky, DePaul women's basketball head coach said the team needed to be aggressive and not fall into the pace that the fifth ranked team in the nation usually sets.During the first 10 minutes of the game, the Blue Demons seemed to execute ...

UPDATED: DePaul women’s basketball topples Loyola 93-55

Matthew Paras

December 7, 2013

It had been nearly two years since DePaul women's basketball had a three-game losing streak and coming into Saturday's game against Loyola, they were potentially facing another one.The Blue Demons were outmatched against Norte Dame and squandered a late game lead against Northwestern to drop two strai...

DePaul men’s basketball falls to Arizona State 78-56

Mike Bragg

December 6, 2013

The men's basketball team dropped to 4-4 on the season as it failed to stave off Arizona State Friday night at the Allstate Arena in the sixth all-time meeting between the two contenders.The Blue Demons struggled offensively, converting less than 30 percent of shots from the field in the first half.They...

Billy Garrett Jr. of DePaul men’s basketball named Big East Rookie of the Week

Matthew Paras

December 2, 2013

DePaul men's basketball freshman Billy Garrett Jr. earned his first honor Monday by being named Big East Rookie of the Week.Garrett Jr. is averaging 8.6 points per game and 4.1 assists per game this season.  In his latest game against Oregon State, Garrett Jr. had his best game as a Blue Demon - s...

UDPATED: DePaul men’s basketball secures comfortable victory against Oregon State 93-81

Matthew Paras

December 1, 2013

[Updated 7 p.m. CST, Sunday, Dec. 1]On the bus ride home from Kansas City, DePaul men's head coach Oliver Purnell let the team have it.The Blue Demons disappointed in a two-game performance where they were thoroughly outplayed by Wichita State and Texas. Both games resulted in 18-point losses.With t...

Photos: DePaul women’s basketball defeats Illinois State 80-67, Monday, Nov. 18

Greg Rothstein

November 21, 2013

Link: Click here to read the article on the DePaul women's basketball win against Illinois State 80-67.Below is a photo slideshow of the DePaul women's basketball game against Illinois State, Monday, Nov. 18.All photos by Greg Rothstein. ...

DePaul men’s basketball earns third win of the season with 80-71 victory over Milwaukee

Matthew Paras

November 20, 2013

Cleveland Melvin scored 20 points and Brandon Young added 18 as the seniors led DePaul's men's basketball team Tuesday to pull out an 80-71 win over Milwaukee on the road."You have to have (senior leadership) to win these games," Head Coach Oliver Purnell said. "For them to have the correct body lang...

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