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Injury plagued Blue Demons battle for CBI championship

Injury plagued Blue Demons battle for CBI championship

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 5, 2019

This one is for all the marbles. After splitting the first two games of the series, the 2019 College Basketball Invitational tournament championship comes down to a showdown between South Florida and DePaul on Friday at McGrath-Phillips Arena at 6 p.m. Two and four points respectively decided the...

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). ...

Women’s basketball suffers first-round upset in the NCAA Tournament to Missouri State

Women’s basketball suffers first-round upset in the NCAA Tournament to Missouri State

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

March 23, 2019

AMES, Iowa -- In a season that was defined by runs, No. 24/21 DePaul (26-8, 14-4 Big East) couldn’t muster up another run to save its season against Missouri State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the Blue Demons fell to the Lady Bears 89-78. DePaul entered the game playing its best bas...

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...

CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 20, 2019

DePaul men's basketball will fight another day. On Sunday evening, the Roman College Basketball Invitational announced its field for the 2019 edition of its tournament and the DePaul Blue Demons are one of the 16 teams that will participate. Their first round matchup, set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday night...

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 11, 2019

In a surprise to few who saw him play the last two seasons, DePaul sophomore big man Paul Reed has earned the Big East Conference's Most Improved Player Award for the 2018-2019 season as voted upon by the league's 10 head coaches. The 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game the Orlando, Fla. reside...

So Long, Wintrust

So Long, Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Richard Bodee, and Alexa Sandler

March 7, 2019

It was a heck of a way to go out. If this was the last time that DePaul seniors Femi Olujobi, Eli Cain, and Max Strus play at Wintrust Arena in a DePaul uniform (it'll depend on if DePaul makes a postseason tournament in which case they could host a game), the trio at least went out in style. In a 101-67 stomping of a Georgetown Hoy...

DePaul explodes for 101 points in dominant performance over Georgetown

DePaul explodes for 101 points in dominant performance over Georgetown

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 7, 2019

Wintrust Arena amplified into a frenzy of applause, clapping, and chanting as DePaul seniors Max Strus, Femi Olujobi, and Eli Cain checked out for what could be the last time at their home arena. This same energy the lively Wintrust Arena crowd put into honoring their seniors was present all night long as the DePaul Blue Demons (15-13; 7-10) gave...

Strus’ 43 points lift DePaul over St. John’s on senior day

Strus’ 43 points lift DePaul over St. John’s on senior day

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 3, 2019

It was a good day to be a DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball senior. On senior day, the Blue Demons (14-13; 6-10) rode the backs of two of their seniors Max Strus and Femi Olujobi en route to a 92-83 win against the St. John's Red Storm (20-10; 8-9) at Wintrust Arena. The win snapped a four-game losing streak and complet...

The slide continues for DePaul with 82-73 loss to Georgetown

The slide continues for DePaul with 82-73 loss to Georgetown

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

After having a full week off to prepare for Georgetown (17-11; 7-8 Big East), DePaul (13-13; 5-10 Big East) were not able to put a halt to a three-game losing streak losing to the Hoyas 82-73 Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. The Blue Demons entered the evening having lost three straight conference ...

“We ran into a buzzsaw:” Golden Eagles sever DePaul at Wintrust

“We ran into a buzzsaw:” Golden Eagles sever DePaul at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 12, 2019

To beat the No. 10 ranked Marquette Golden Eagles (21-4; 10-2) on Tuesday night, the DePaul Blue Demons (13-10; 5-7) would have had to do something special. They hadn't beaten a team ranked in the top 10 since they conquered a Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, Darrell Arthur led Kansas team in 2006. Tonight, not...

DePaul seeks biggest win of the season against Marquette

DePaul seeks biggest win of the season against Marquette

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 12, 2019

It's been a heck of a season for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team. After coming out victorious in Ohio against Xavier on Saturday DePaul now has 13 wins to its name, the most they've accumulated since the 2006-2007 season (20 wins). With five conference wins, the Blue Demons sit in a five-way...

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