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DePaul upsets No. 5 Butler 79-66 for first Big East win

DePaul upsets No. 5 Butler 79-66 for first Big East win

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

It was 13 years since DePaul last beat a top-five team in the country. It was nearly six years since the last time DePaul knocked off Butler.  All of that changed on Saturday when the No. 5 team in the country, the Butler Bulldogs, came to Wintrust Arena and got destroyed from start-to-finish. DePaul ...

DePaul lifts off, trounces Xavier 91-68

DePaul lifts off, trounces Xavier 91-68

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

Chante Stonewall had 24 points as Lexi Held, Deja Church and Sonya Morris all scored in double figures to push DePaul over Xavier on Friday night. The Blue Demons improved to 16-2 and 6-0 in conference play after the 91-68 win. Xavier drops to 2-15 and 1-6 in conference play. The first quarter saw...

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has joined the men’s basketball team

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has joined the men’s basketball team

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has reportedly enrolled DePaul and is immediately eligible to play this season with the DePaul men’s basketball team, Evan Daniels of 247sports reported on Wednesday.  Williams last played at George Washington last season where he averaged 13.7 points and 4.7...

Balanced effort leads DePaul over Seton Hall

Balanced effort leads DePaul over Seton Hall

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 10, 2020

DePaul hosted Seton Hall on Friday night in the fourth Big East game in the early conference season. The Blue Demons were fresh off of a 74-71 win over Creighton on Sunday as they returned to school and to McGrath-Phillips Arena. A slow start was pulled back in control by halftime, and a decisive second...

Providence hits game-winning free-throw to defeat DePaul 66-65

Providence hits game-winning free-throw to defeat DePaul 66-65

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

With DePaul getting off to its best start this year at 12-1 before starting conference play since the 1986-87 season, the hope was that the Blue Demons also found a way to improve their late-game collapses. After two Big East games, that is an area DePaul is still looking to get better at after losing t...

DePaul takes care of Providence 80-67 to stay unbeaten in Big East play

DePaul takes care of Providence 80-67 to stay unbeaten in Big East play

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 3, 2020

Behind a strong night from junior guard Dee Bekelja and sophomore guard Sonya Morris, DePaul knocked off Providence 80-67 in their first conference road game of the season. With the win, DePaul is now 12-2 overall on the season and 2-0 in Big East play.  After the Blue Demons defeated Marquette 89-...

Preview: DePaul to get in thick of conference season with a weekend road trip

Preview: DePaul to get in thick of conference season with a weekend road trip

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 3, 2020

Players and coaches know that the time from early November to March is a constant grind of games. DePaul women’s basketball likes to make sure that none of those months feel like cakewalks before going up against the Big East. With a win over rival Marquette on Dec. 29 to kick things off, the Blue...

DePaul loses conference opener 74-66 against Seton Hall

DePaul loses conference opener 74-66 against Seton Hall

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 30, 2019

Coming off a near-perfect nonconference slate of games, where DePaul went 12-1, the Blue Demons looked to open Big East play with a victory against Seton Hall. But senior guard Myles Powell, like most games, ended up stealing the victory for the Pirates near the end of the game, giving his team a 74-...

Column: As DePaul gets ready to begin conference play, it’s time to start thinking big

Column: As DePaul gets ready to begin conference play, it’s time to start thinking big

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 30, 2019

Prior to the start of the 2019-2020 college basketball season, the Big East held its annual Media Day at Madison Square Garden with all 10 teams meeting to preview a new season – and at the end of the day, each team had some reason to feel good about their prospects.  Seton Hall had just been picked to win the c...

DePaul pulls away from Loyola in the fourth quarter to win 83-76

DePaul pulls away from Loyola in the fourth quarter to win 83-76

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

After losing only their second game this season to No. 2 UConn on Monday at Wintrust Arena, DePaul looked to bounce back Friday night against an unbeaten Loyola Ramblers squad. The Ramblers managed to make this a close game, unlike last season when DePaul won by 24, but the Blue Demons pulled away in ...

DePaul avoids upset loss at Cleveland State with 73-65 win

DePaul avoids upset loss at Cleveland State with 73-65 win

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

Throughout the course of a long college basketball season a team is due to have an ugly win.  On the road against Cleveland State (4-8), DePaul looked shaky for the entire second half -- but clutch free-throw shooting and another big performance from junior forward Paul Reed gave the Blue Demons a 7...

DePaul defeats Alabama State 105-76

DePaul defeats Alabama State 105-76

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

After three consecutive games on the road for DePaul, the Blue Demons returned to Wintrust Arena on Saturday to face Alabama State. DePaul got off to a fast start against the Hornets and never looked back en route to a 105-76 victory.  It took the Blue Demons a couple of minutes to score in the firs...

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