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DePaul falls short in CBI championship game

DePaul falls short in CBI championship game

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

Going for a CBI Title and first 20-win season since 2006-07 , DePaul fell behind by as many as 17 points midway through the first half and never recovered losing to South Florida 77-65 in the deciding game of the CBI finals at McGrath-Phillips Arena Friday night. “It's a bitter pill to swallow when...

Photo gallery: DePaul forces game three of CBI finals with overtime victory over USF

Photo gallery: DePaul forces game three of CBI finals with overtime victory over USF

Alexa Sandler, Sports Photographer

April 4, 2019

Battling injuries and a hot-shooting USF team, DePaul did just enough down the stretch to force game three of the CBI finals after they knocked the Bulls 100-96 in overtime Wednesday night at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The Blue Demons were led by senior guard Max Strus and sophomore forward Paul Reed,...

DePaul outlasts USF in overtime to force decisive game three of CBI championship

DePaul outlasts USF in overtime to force decisive game three of CBI championship

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

After dropping the opening game of the Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) final, DePaul’s season was on the line Wednesday night as they headed back to Lincoln Park. It took overtime, but the Blue Demons extended their season one more game with a 100-96 victory over USF at McGrath-Phillips...

DePaul drops game one of CBI finals 63-61 to South Florida

DePaul drops game one of CBI finals 63-61 to South Florida

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

It’s been six years since DePaul and South Florida last played each other when the Bulls defeated the Blue Demons 83-73 in their last Big East meeting in 2013. On Monday night, the two met once again in game one of a best-of-three championship series in the Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI). ...

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 25, 2019

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 ...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Blue Demons celebrate 17th straight year in NCAA Tournament

Blue Demons celebrate 17th straight year in NCAA Tournament

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

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...

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

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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