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Preview: DePaul women’s basketball faces Seton Hall for first place in the Big East

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015

Only a half-game separates DePaul women’s basketball and No. 24 Seton Hall from the top of the Big East standings, so their matchup at McGrath-Phillips Arena will be for first place in the conference. DePaul (19-6, 11-2) hosts the Pirates (21-3, 10-2) Friday night in the final matchup between these...

DePaul men’s basketball can’t hold off St. John’s, falls 86-78.

Ben Gartland

February 12, 2015

First from a nine-point deficit in the first half and then again by 13 in the second, DePaul men’s basketball rallied back against St. John’s. However, DePaul let them go one too many times as they fell on the road to the Red Storm 86-78. The Red Storm (16-8, 5-6) were led by D’Angelo Harrison’s...

‘McCormick Collection’: McPier begins marketing arena for non-DePaul events

‘McCormick Collection’: McPier begins marketing arena for non-DePaul events

Megan Deppen

February 8, 2015

McPier, the agency behind Chicago’s money-making convention center, McCormick Place, released its first marketing campaign for the McCormick Collection, a multimillion dollar expansion project that includes two ritzy hotels and an event center for concerts, conventions and DePaul basketball. Read More »...

Man with the plan: DePaul Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day

Man with the plan: DePaul Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day

Matthew Paras

February 1, 2015

When winter weather hits, Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball rallies to beat St. John’s 71-67 in overtime.

Ben Gartland

January 18, 2015

At halftime, head coach Oliver Purnell told his players to keep playing how they had been and the shots would start to fall. “I said at halftime ‘just pick your heads up and keep playing because we will play better offensively, we’re going to shoot better than 21 percent,” Purnell said. “We...

DePaul men’s basketball falters down the stretch, falls to Georgetown 78-72.

Ben Gartland

January 13, 2015

In their weekend loss to Villanova, it was an abundance of turnovers that put DePaul out of the game. Three days later, it wasn't the abundance but rather the timing of the turnovers as the Blue Demons fell 78-72 to Georgetown. Read More »...

DePaul women’s basketball trounces Xavier 84-61

Ben Gartland

January 11, 2015

Turnover were abundant for Xavier and DePaul took advantage, earning an 84-61 victory over the Musketeers. DePaul scored 29 points off of 29 Muskateer turnovers. The full court pressure of the Blue Demons gave Xaiver all sorts of fits early on in the game. In the first four minutes, DePaul forced...

Turnovers doom DePaul men’s basketball as they fall to Villanova 81-64

Ben Gartland

January 10, 2015

In a game where DePaul needed everything to go right, it seemed as if nothing could go their way as they fell to the Villanova Wildcats 84-61. It was their first conference loss of the season in which DePaul had started 3-0 for the first time since 1991. Billy Garret Jr. opened up the scoring with...

DePaul men’s basketball improves to 2-0 with 80-62 win over Drake

Matthew Paras

November 18, 2014

There would be no meltdown this time. Guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored 15 points, Henry had 13 and the Blue Demons shot 55 percent to secure a comfortable 80-62 win over Drake in DePaul’s first home game at Allstate Arena for the season. DePaul (2-0) controlled the game throughout after blowing a...

DePaul basketball holds ‘Countdown to Gameday’ in student center

DePaul basketball holds ‘Countdown to Gameday’ in student center

Matthew Paras

November 13, 2014

[slideshow_deploy id='5614'] Trying to drum up fan interest for Friday’s double header at McGrath-Phillips Arena, the DePaul athletic department held an event in the student center Wednesday in advance of the men’s and women’s basketball season openers. The event, dubbed “Countdown to Gameday”...

An uphill climb: DePaul basketball teams face new obstacles this season

An uphill climb: DePaul basketball teams face new obstacles this season

Matthew Paras

November 9, 2014

The men’s and women’s basketball teams were at two vastly different points last season. The men’s program had another last place finish in the Big East, while the women’s team made a stellar run to the Sweet Sixteen. Now, they have to take the next needed step. Read More »...

ePaul: ‘D’ needed after inter-squad scrimmages

ePaul: ‘D’ needed after inter-squad scrimmages

Matthew Paras

October 26, 2014

There are 12 days until DePaul men and women’s basketball teams take the floor at McGrath-Phillips Arena for their first exhibition game.  In that time frame, head coaches Oliver Purnell and Doug Bruno will both be working to correct the defensive flaws they saw Saturday. Read More »...

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