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DePaul holds off St John’s in defensive battle for third straight win

DePaul holds off St John’s in defensive battle for third straight win

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Women's Sports

On a cold, snowy Friday night in Chicago, No. 24/24 DePaul (13-5, 4-2 Big East) defeated St. John’s (8-9, 1-5 Big East) 73-64 to extend its winning streak to three games in what was DePaul’s first of only two home games at McGrath-Phillips Arena in January. Both junior forward Chante Stonewall and sen...

Snap back to reality: DePaul falls to Bulldogs at Wintrust 87-69

Snap back to reality: DePaul falls to Bulldogs at Wintrust 87-69

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Riding the wave of a two-game Big East Conference winning streak, a 87-69 loss for the DePaul Blue Demons (10-6; 2-3) against the Butler Bulldogs (11-7; 2-3) at Wintrust Arena Wednesday night felt like a reality check. "Every single game is its own entity" Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao said after...

Blue Demons vs. Bulldogs: Can DePaul make it three in a row?

Blue Demons vs. Bulldogs: Can DePaul make it three in a row?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 16, 2019


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

DePaul is on a roll. After defeating No. 24 ranked St. John's 79-71 on Saturday in New York, the Blue Demons have now strung together back-to-back wins in Big East Conference play for the first time since January 2015 and have now defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since Feb. 2, 2016 when the...

Blue Demons add Saint Louis University transfer Carte’Are Gordon

Blue Demons add Saint Louis University transfer Carte’Are Gordon

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao and his staff have landed another one. Via his Twitter account today, Saint Louis Billikens freshman forward Carte'Are Gordon announced that he is transferring over to DePaul. The 6-foot-9-inch forward played in 13 games for the Billikens this season, aver...

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, Showcase

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, Showcase, 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...

No. 20 Marquette blows past No. 24 DePaul 96-63

No. 20 Marquette blows past No. 24 DePaul 96-63

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

January 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Women's Sports

Same date, same result. For the second straight season on Jan. 4, No. 20 Marquette jumped all over DePaul in the first quarter, this time outscoring them 29-9 en route to an empathic 96-63 victory over No.24 DePaul (10-5) Friday night, avenging a 35-point loss to the Blue Demons in the Big East Cha...

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...

DePaul closes out 2018 with win over Providence

DePaul closes out 2018 with win over Providence

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

December 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

After a tough lose to begin conference play against Creighton on Saturday, No. 19/20 DePaul rebounded with an 88-62 win over Providence Monday afternoon at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The Blue Demons were spearheaded by senior Mart’e Grays, who had 19 points and a career high 14 rebounds. Freshmen guard...

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...

Creighton upsets DePaul in Big East opener

Creighton upsets DePaul in Big East opener

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

December 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Beginning their quest for their sixth-consecutive Big East regular-season title, No. 19/20 DePaul Women’s Basketball did not get off to the start they were hoping for as they were as the Blue Jays came into McGrath-Phillips Arena and upset Blue Demons 85-82 Saturday night. After having a week off...

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