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DePaul versus Northwestern preview: Will we get another thriller?

Pantelis Xidias has gained notoriety for his unique antics on DePaul's bench. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 7, 2018

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

DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands attempts a technical free throw against Florida A&M. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 6, 2018

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

Femi Olujobi poured in 16 points on 6-for-7 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds in the Blue Demons 65-50 win against Florida A&M Monday night. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 4, 2018

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

Jalen Coleman-Lands has shot the ball 25.9 percent from deep this season. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 1, 2018

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...

A win is a win: Blue Demons put away Cleveland State late

DePaul senior Eli Cain dives for a loose ball during the Blue Demons 83-73 win against Cleveland State Wednesday. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 29, 2018

It's been four days since the DePaul Blue Demons (4-1) slumbered through the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and for most of their game Wednesday night against the Cleveland State Vikings (2-6) it looked like they were still sleeping. In an 83-73 win, the second half hangover against...

Blue Demon basketball preview: Viking invasion

The DePaul bench celebrates during a 72-70 victory against Penn State Nov. 15. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 28, 2018

Lucky for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team, Norris Cole probably isn't going to come running through the tunnel wearing a green and white uniform when the Blue Demons square off against the Cleveland State Vikings at Wintrust Arena 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cleveland State has regressed a bit since Cole's time with the team from 2007-2011. Their last winning se...

Strus grabs Big East Player of the Week honors

Senior guard Max Strus goes in for a layup with Morgan State's Tyler Streeter and Isaiah Burke looking on. 
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Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 19, 2018

The Strus is on the loose and the Big East Conference has taken notice. The conference office has named DePaul senior Max Strus as its Player of the Week. In two games, both wins for the Blue Demons, the 6-foot-6-inch forward from Hickory Hills, Ill. averaged 23 points per game on 45.7 percent from t...

DePaul breaks through with overtime win over Penn State

Seniors Eli Cain and Max Strus embrace after a 72-70 win against Penn State Thursday night. Richard Bodee | The DePaulia

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 16, 2018

Shane Colburn normally wouldn't have ventured over to Wintrust Arena on a cold Thursday night in the midst of finals weeks to watch the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team beat the Penn State Nittany Lions 72-70 in an overtime thriller. After all, he's only been to a few games at Wintrust Arena....

Cain on triple-double watch; reaches 1200 career-point milestone in win against Morgan State

Senior guard Eli Cain dribbles against Morgan State guard Martez Cameron. 
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Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

November 13, 2018

It's a trick he's pulled hundreds of times before. In semi-transition, the DePaul Blue Demon's 6-foot-6-inch senior guard Eli Cain found himself alone behind the corner 3-point line against a smaller guard. He drove hard with his left hand to the block, spun back towards the middle of the floor, and...

Battling Bears at Wintrust

DePaul senior Eli Cain flanked by sophomores Jaylen Butz and Paul Reed get ready for a defensive possession against Rockhurst on Thursday night. 
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Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

November 12, 2018

For the first time since the 2014-2015 season, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team has an opportunity to begin the season 2-0. A Monday evening appointment with the Morgan State Bears (0-2) 7:30 at Wintrust Arena stands in the way before the Blue Demons can accomplish that feat. And don't...

Getting things started

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao enters his fourth season in his second stint with the program looking to provide DePaul's first winning season since the 2006-07 season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Paul Steeno

November 2, 2018

Starting lineups are in a constant flux, but what happens in an exhibition game can at least provide a barometer for what's to come. In a competitive 72-65 win against the Rockhurst University Hawks Thursday night at Wintrust Arena, program mainstays Max Stus, Eli Cain, and Devin Gage started. Upperclassmen...

Almost Hawked Down

DePaul senior Eli Cain flanked by sophomores Jaylen Butz and Paul Reed get ready for a defensive possession against Rockhurst on Thursday night. 
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November 1, 2018

The Rockhurst University Hawks, a Division II program from Missouri, weren't messing around when they arrived at Wintrust Arena Thursday night for a date with the DePaul Blue Demons. The final score, 72-65, doesn't indicate how competitive the game was. "We couldn't string together any continual...

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