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COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

COMMENTARY: After four years, the time for DePaul to win is long overdue

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul men’s basketball has been irrelevant in Chicago, and certainly in the national landscape, for over a decade now. But after finishing with a winning record for the first time since the 2006-2007 season and making it to the CBI championship series, the Blue Demons believe they are ready to re-e...

DePaul’s role players flourish in CBI championship series

DePaul’s role players flourish in CBI championship series

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The old adage “next man up” is a common and overused term in basketball; however, for DePaul that phrase applies perfectly in their recent slate of games in the Roman College Basketball Invitational. The Blue Demons came into the CBI with an already short rotation that only included eight players ...

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...

DePaul squanders chance at bye, finishes last in Big East

DePaul squanders chance at bye, finishes last in Big East

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Sports

DePaul went into its final regular season game against Creighton on Saturday playing their best basketball of the season, coming off two impressive wins against Georgetown and St. John’s. That two-game winning streak was quickly put to an end against the Bluejays (18-13; 9-9 Big East) in Omaha, Neb...

Hard work pays off in year two for Paul Reed

Hard work pays off in year two for Paul Reed

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul men’s basketball has taken a leap forward this season by winning 13 games, the most since the 2006-2007 season. One player whose overall game has trended in the same direction has been Paul Reed. The six-foot-nine-inch 210-pound sophomore forward from Orlando, Florida is averaging 11.6 poin...

Revenge-minded Blue Demons welcome Providence to Wintrust

Revenge-minded Blue Demons welcome Providence to Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 2, 2019


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

DePaul needs to stop the bleeding after dropping their third-straight contest on Wednesday. The DePaul Blue Demons (11-9; 3-6) next opportunity to do that is today at 1:30 when they welcome the Providence College Friars (13-8; 3-5) to town as the grind of the Big East Conference schedule continues....

Poor shooting dooms DePaul in loss to Friars

Poor shooting dooms DePaul in loss to Friars

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Despite only leading for 37 seconds, DePaul (11-8; 3-5 Big East) suffered yet another close loss, 70-67, Sunday afternoon as Providence (13-7; 3-4 Big East) held off the Blue Demons who at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. DePaul fell to 1-2 on an all-important three-game road trip to Seton Hall, Mar...

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,...

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...

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...

Takeaways from Blue Demon’s 2-0 week against UIC and Chicago State

Takeaways from Blue Demon’s 2-0 week against UIC and Chicago State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Blue Demon star Max Strus punctuated one of DePaul's better weeks of the season with his second Big East Player of the Week honor of the season. But in a week where the Blue Demons went 2-0 with wins against the Chicago State Cougars on Wednesday and the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames on Frid...

25-0 run dooms Blue Demons against Northwestern

25-0 run dooms Blue Demons against Northwestern

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 8, 2018


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

Unbelievable. Everything was going so well in DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball land (5-2) on Saturday before a 25-0 Northwestern Wildcat (7-3) run late in the second half erased an opportunity for the Blue Demons to record their first road win of the season. The anatomy of that run? Northwestern...

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