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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...

A year older, a year wiser

A year older, a year wiser

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase

If older is indeed wiser, DePaul basketball has gifted young big men Paul Reed and Jaylen Butz one of the better learning environments in the country over the last two seasons. Sometimes it's the upperclassmen who've stuck with a program for multiple years who become its unsung heroes. As Butz and R...

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...

Why have the Blue Demons struggled to close out games this season?

Why have the Blue Demons struggled to close out games this season?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 26, 2018


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

Watching DePaul Blue Demon basketball this season hasn't been healthy for the heart. In DePaul's four toughest matchups on their nonconference schedule, the Blue Demons have helplessly watched as late leads slipped away (vs. Penn State, at Northwestern, vs. Boston College) or the team has folded for...

Incarnate Word next up on Blue Demon’s nonconference slate

Incarnate Word next up on Blue Demon’s nonconference slate

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

An appetizer before the main course. Tonight, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (7-2) battles the Incarnate Word Cardinals (5-6) at 7:30 p.m. at Wintrust Arena before they wrap up the nonconference portion of their schedule Saturday against Boston College out of the ACC. The Cardinals...

Strus scales 3-point field goal milestone in 104-70 Blue Demon win against Chicago State

Strus scales 3-point field goal milestone in 104-70 Blue Demon win against Chicago State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In the DePaul Blue Demons (6-2) 104-70 victory against the Chicago State Cougars (3-9) on Wednesday night at Wintrust Arena, Blue Demon senior guard Max Strus became the 21st player in program history to drain 100 3-point field goals in a DePaul uniform He's been with the program for a year and a ha...

Blue Demons look for bounceback tonight against Chicago State

Blue Demons look for bounceback tonight against Chicago State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

In the history of the two programs, DePaul (5-2) has never lost against the Chicago State Cougars (3-8). Tonight at 7 p.m. at Wintrust Arena, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team will try to make it a perfect 16-0 all-time against their neighbors from Chicago's South Side. The game is on FS1...

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...

DePaul versus Northwestern preview: Will we get another thriller?

DePaul versus Northwestern preview: Will we get another thriller?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A longstanding Chicago hoops rivalry enters its 34th chapter when the DePaul Blue Demons battle the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday at 11 a.m. at the recently renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The matchup between the two teams last season was an instant classic. DePaul star Max Strus poured in a tied-for-a-season-high 33 points, but a potentially g...

Transfer talk: Out of necessity, Blue Demon transfers integrating quickly

Transfer talk: Out of necessity, Blue Demon transfers integrating quickly

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

The transfer player movement across college basketball has potently affected the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team the last two seasons. In 2017-2018, transfer players comprised 60 percent of the Blue Demons starting lineup (Max Strus, Tre'Darius McCallum, and Marin Maric). At the end of the season,...

Blue Demons survive another slow start to drop Florida A&M

Blue Demons survive another slow start to drop Florida A&M

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Another slow start couldn't sink the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (5-1) in their matchup against the Florida A&M Rattlers (2-7). Behind 16 points on 6-for-7 from the field from big man Femi Olujobi and 13 points (nine in the second half) from redshirt junior sharpshooter Jalen Colem...

Three is Company

Three is Company

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 1, 2018


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

Basketball has changed. Gone are the days where mountainous big men laboriously dominated the game from the post. Shooting at all positions from everywhere on the floor is basketball's new gold standard. Last season, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team didn't buy into this trend finishing 3...

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