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DePaul senior guard Charlie Moore guards a Marquette player on Tuesday at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul comes up short in regular season finale loss to Marquette

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

For both DePaul and Marquette there isn’t much to play for anymore this season as their postseason hopes have vanished. But there is still something at stake when these two teams met on Tuesday: bragging...

DePaul junior forward Pauly Paulicap goes for a loose ball during a game against Georgetown on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Georgetown uses second half run to pull away from DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 27, 2021

When the Big East released its annual coaches’ poll before the start of the 2020-21 season, DePaul was picked to finish in 10th place, one spot ahead of Georgetown. Well, there is a reason they play...

DePaul senior guard Charlie Moore goes up for a layup against St. John's on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.

COLUMN: These last two games will decide DePaul’s fate

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor February 26, 2021

Losing sucks, doesn’t it? The former athlete in me would be irate if I went through the abysmal display shown to basketball fans this season. You’d like to think that after six seasons, some improvements...

DePaul senior guard Charlie Moore dribbles the basketball against Creighton at the Chi Health Center on Wednesday.

DePaul gets blown out by Creighton, 77-53

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

When DePaul and Creighton met for the first time this season, the Blue Demons played a tough game but ended up losing 69-62 at Wintrust Arena. The story was different, however, when these two teams...

Darious Hall and Romeo Weems celebrate after a play during DePaul's 77-58 win over Valparaiso on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Charlie Moore’s return sparks DePaul’s 88-83 win over St. John’s

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 20, 2021

It’s going to be tough sledding for DePaul to make the NCAA Tournament this season unless they can win the Big East Tournament in March. But the Blue Demons can still play spoiler as other Big East teams...

DePaul junior forward Darious Hall goes up for a layup against Seton Hall on Wednesday.

Poor offensive execution costs DePaul a win over Seton Hall

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 17, 2021

DePaul men’s basketball has seen a similar story play out in a lot of its Big East games this season: Hold a lead for most of the game, outplay their opponent for about 35 minutes, only to let poor offensive...

DePaul junior guard Javon Freeman-Liberty goes up for a layup against Providence on Saturday at Wintrust Arena

Poor offense dooms DePaul in 57-47 loss to Providence

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 13, 2021

When DePaul and Providence met for the first time this season on Dec. 27, the game was filled with points and back-and-forth action, with the Friars coming away with a 95-90 victory in double overtime. When...

DePaul senior forward Pauly Paulicap and Butler forward Bryce Nze battle for a rebound on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

DePaul’s problems aren’t a talent issue — they start with poor gameplans

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 7, 2021

College basketball games can be decided by either coaches making in-game adjustments or players taking over when their team needs them to.  But when the talent gap between two teams is even and there...

DePaul senior guard Ray Salnave looks for a pass against Butler on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

DePaul’s offense stalls out in the second half at Butler, resulting in a 68-58 loss

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 6, 2021

In search of only its second Big East win of the season, DePaul headed to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday to take on the Butler Bulldogs.  The Blue Demons’ offense struggled to score after a strong...

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao paces the sidelines against Creighton on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.

COLUMN: DePaul is more than men’s basketball – it’s not the end of the world if they lose

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor January 31, 2021

Successful college basketball programs are part of a university’s fabric. They help drive higher enrollment, donations and make students and the fan base feel proud of their school. But how far is...

DePaul senior guard Ray Salnave drives past a Creighton guard on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul fails to close against Creighton, losing 69-62 at Wintrust Arena

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor January 30, 2021

DePaul had all the odds stacked up against them before facing No. 17 Creighton on Saturday at Wintrust Arena. For starters, the Blue Demons came into Saturday’s game riding an 11-game losing streak...

DePaul senior forward Pauly Paulicap grabs a rebound over two St. John's players on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.

DePaul’s frustrating night ends with 81-68 loss to St. John’s

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor January 27, 2021

DePaul finally proved in its last game against Marquette on Saturday that they have the ability to win close games, securing a 68-61 victory over the Golden Eagles on the road. On Wednesday, DePaul...

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