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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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

DePaul to play in the CBI; first postseason tournament apperance since 2007

DePaul to play in the CBI; first postseason tournament apperance since 2007

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A disappointing loss to St. John's at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday won't be the last we'll see of the 2018-2019 DePaul Blue Demons. The Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) announced the field for its 2019 tournament and DePaul is one of the 16 teams included. DePaul (15-15; 7-11) will...

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Reed named most improved in Big East Conference

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

All-Big East Second Team calls Strus’ name

All-Big East Second Team calls Strus’ name

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul senior guard Max Strus staked his claim as one of the best players in the Big East Conference this season by earning a selection to the second team All-Big East squad for the first time in his career. Strus joins Sam Hauser (Marquette), Alpha Diallo (Providence), Naji Marshall (Xavier), and...

So Long, Wintrust

So Long, Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Richard Bodee, and Alexa Sandler

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

Seniors step forward in win over St. John’s

Seniors step forward in win over St. John’s

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Being a player on the DePaul men’s basketball team hasn’t been easy over the years, with there being more losses than wins, long losing streaks throughout the season, finishing near or at the bottom of the Big East and fan support being small at times, the players, especially the seniors have had...

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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 ...

Sullivan Menard is trying to put Alaska basketball on the map

Sullivan Menard is trying to put Alaska basketball on the map

Paul Steeno and Andrew Hattersley

February 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Sullivan Menard, the latest recruit to pledge his services to the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team, has an A-list story to tell about how the union between himself and DePaul University came about. "My cousin's girlfriend's sister's fiancé is [Blue Demon assistant] coach Shane Heirman," Menard...

Creighton Bluejays stymie Blue Demon frontcourt; beat DePaul at Wintrust

Creighton Bluejays stymie Blue Demon frontcourt; beat DePaul at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Creighton Bluejays (14-13; 5-9) executed head coach Greg McDermott's gameplan nearly flawlessly in a 79-67 win against the DePaul Blue Demons (13-12; 5-9) Wednesday night at Wintrust Arena Force the ball out of the hands of the Blue Demons best players, their frontcourt, instead surrendering open...

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