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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...

Defensive lapses cost DePaul in surprise NCAA Tournament opening-round loss

Defensive lapses cost DePaul in surprise NCAA Tournament opening-round loss

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

AMES, Iowa -- One of the biggest reasons, DePaul had been able to turn around its season since a Feb. 3 loss to Marquette and win 11 straight game was due to an improved defensive focus and rebounding the ball. That momentum came to a halt Saturday afternoon as DePaul fell 89-78 in the opening round...

Women’s basketball suffers first-round upset in the NCAA Tournament to Missouri State

Women’s basketball suffers first-round upset in the NCAA Tournament to Missouri State

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

March 23, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

AMES, Iowa -- In a season that was defined by runs, No. 24/21 DePaul (26-8, 14-4 Big East) couldn’t muster up another run to save its season against Missouri State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the Blue Demons fell to the Lady Bears 89-78. DePaul entered the game playing its best bas...

Game preview: Women’s basketball looks to continue winning ways in first round of NCAA Tournament

Game preview: Women’s basketball looks to continue winning ways in first round of NCAA Tournament

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

After taking home the Big East Conference Tournament trophy for the second year in a row, No. 24/23 DePaul (26-7) is going dancing in the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament for the 17th consecutive season, and will take on the Missouri Valley Conference champion Missouri State (23-9) in the fir...

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...

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...

Blue Demons celebrate 17th straight year in NCAA Tournament

Blue Demons celebrate 17th straight year in NCAA Tournament

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul celebrated 16 straight NCAA Tournament selections prior to Monday, but none were quite like No. 17 after the NCAA Women’s bracket was accidentally leaked on ESPNU hours before the 6 p.m CT Selection Show was set to take place. DePaul, who punched its ticket with a dramatic 74-73 victory over...

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 ...

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