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DePaul upsets No. 5 Butler 79-66 for first Big East win

DePaul upsets No. 5 Butler 79-66 for first Big East win

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

It was 13 years since DePaul last beat a top-five team in the country. It was nearly six years since the last time DePaul knocked off Butler.  All of that changed on Saturday when the No. 5 team in the country, the Butler Bulldogs, came to Wintrust Arena and got destroyed from start-to-finish. DePaul ...

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has joined the men’s basketball team

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has joined the men’s basketball team

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Former four-star recruit DJ Williams has reportedly enrolled DePaul and is immediately eligible to play this season with the DePaul men’s basketball team, Evan Daniels of 247sports reported on Wednesday.  Williams last played at George Washington last season where he averaged 13.7 points and 4.7...

DePaul’s upset bid falls short in overtime against Villanova

DePaul’s upset bid falls short in overtime against Villanova

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

DePaul and Villanova have faced each other 18 times since the last time the Blue Demons knocked off the Wildcats back in 2008 when DePaul still played at Allstate Arena. In those 18 meetings, Villanova has won each game by an average of 15 points with none of them coming close to being a “classic.”...

Poor free-throw shooting dooms DePaul in 74-67 loss to St. John’s

Poor free-throw shooting dooms DePaul in 74-67 loss to St. John’s

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 11, 2020

After nearly two weeks of Big East play, only two teams were left winless in conference play: St. John’s and DePaul. Well, those two teams, who were picked to finish at the bottom of the conference before the season started, squared off on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.  With both teams in...

Preview: DePaul looks to right the ship against St. John’s

Preview: DePaul looks to right the ship against St. John’s

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

January 10, 2020

It’s the fourth year that the men’s basketball team has started 0-2 in Big East play, but in year’s past, they didn’t have the cushion of a one-loss non-conference campaign. DePaul will look to avoid an 0-3 start in the competitive conference as they travel to Madison Square Garden to take o...

Providence hits game-winning free-throw to defeat DePaul 66-65

Providence hits game-winning free-throw to defeat DePaul 66-65

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

With DePaul getting off to its best start this year at 12-1 before starting conference play since the 1986-87 season, the hope was that the Blue Demons also found a way to improve their late-game collapses. After two Big East games, that is an area DePaul is still looking to get better at after losing t...

DePaul loses conference opener 74-66 against Seton Hall

DePaul loses conference opener 74-66 against Seton Hall

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 30, 2019

Coming off a near-perfect nonconference slate of games, where DePaul went 12-1, the Blue Demons looked to open Big East play with a victory against Seton Hall. But senior guard Myles Powell, like most games, ended up stealing the victory for the Pirates near the end of the game, giving his team a 74-...

Preview: DePaul looks to break four-game losing streak to Northwestern

Preview: DePaul looks to break four-game losing streak to Northwestern

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 21, 2019

During the 2016-17 season, Northwestern was taking the college basketball world and the city of Chicago by storm en route to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance, while DePaul was languishing at the bottom of the Big East. That season, the Wildcats defeated the Blue Demons 80-64. How the t...

DePaul avoids upset loss at Cleveland State with 73-65 win

DePaul avoids upset loss at Cleveland State with 73-65 win

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

Throughout the course of a long college basketball season a team is due to have an ugly win.  On the road against Cleveland State (4-8), DePaul looked shaky for the entire second half -- but clutch free-throw shooting and another big performance from junior forward Paul Reed gave the Blue Demons a 7...

DePaul loses 74-69 against Buffalo, dropping Blue Demons to 9-1 on season

DePaul loses 74-69 against Buffalo, dropping Blue Demons to 9-1 on season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

After defeating Texas Tech 65-60 in overtime on Wednesday, DePaul was the talk of college basketball. The dream of becoming ranked was finally becoming a reality in Lincoln Park.  And then Buffalo waltzed into Wintrust Arena and crashed DePaul’s party. The Bulls handed the Blue Demons their first...

Preview: DePaul looks to improve to 10-0 when Buffalo comes to Wintrust Arena

Preview: DePaul looks to improve to 10-0 when Buffalo comes to Wintrust Arena

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

Coming off an emotional overtime win against Texas Tech on Wednesday, DePaul is back in action on Sunday when they host Buffalo. The Blue Demons will look to keep their momentum rolling when the Bulls come into Wintrust Arena looking to end DePaul’s perfect start. Led by senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands, DeP...

Column: Stuffed Dibs and beer chugs: a buzzing night at Wintrust Arena

Column: Stuffed Dibs and beer chugs: a buzzing night at Wintrust Arena

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

The sparkling new arena in the South Loop still hadn’t seen anything like this. On Wednesday night, everything came to fruition for the Blue Demons who hosted last year’s national runner-up Texas Tech at Wintrust Arena, in no question their biggest home game at the new arena since it’s cons...

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