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Snap back to reality: DePaul falls to Bulldogs at Wintrust 87-69

Snap back to reality: DePaul falls to Bulldogs at Wintrust 87-69

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Riding the wave of a two-game Big East Conference winning streak, a 87-69 loss for the DePaul Blue Demons (10-6; 2-3) against the Butler Bulldogs (11-7; 2-3) at Wintrust Arena Wednesday night felt like a reality check. "Every single game is its own entity" Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao said after...

Blue Demons vs. Bulldogs: Can DePaul make it three in a row?

Blue Demons vs. Bulldogs: Can DePaul make it three in a row?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 16, 2019


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

DePaul is on a roll. After defeating No. 24 ranked St. John's 79-71 on Saturday in New York, the Blue Demons have now strung together back-to-back wins in Big East Conference play for the first time since January 2015 and have now defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since Feb. 2, 2016 when the...

A year older, a year wiser

A year older, a year wiser

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase

If older is indeed wiser, DePaul basketball has gifted young big men Paul Reed and Jaylen Butz one of the better learning environments in the country over the last two seasons. Sometimes it's the upperclassmen who've stuck with a program for multiple years who become its unsung heroes. As Butz and R...

Blue Demons close out tight game against Seton Hall, notch first Big East win

Blue Demons close out tight game against Seton Hall, notch first Big East win

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 6, 2019


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

Anybody who has been watching the DePaul Blue Demons (9-5; 1-2) closely this season, didn't feel comfortable when Max Strus nailed a corner 3-point field goal to give DePaul a 57-44 advantage over the Seton Hall Pirates (11-4; 2-1) with 12:49 remaining in the second half. Maybe, they should have ha...

Why have the Blue Demons struggled to close out games this season?

Why have the Blue Demons struggled to close out games this season?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 26, 2018


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

Watching DePaul Blue Demon basketball this season hasn't been healthy for the heart. In DePaul's four toughest matchups on their nonconference schedule, the Blue Demons have helplessly watched as late leads slipped away (vs. Penn State, at Northwestern, vs. Boston College) or the team has folded for...

Blue Demons get first taste of life post JCL injury in win against Incarnate Word

Blue Demons get first taste of life post JCL injury in win against Incarnate Word

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In terms of the DePaul Blue Demons [8-2] rotation in an 81-71 win against the Incarnate Word Cardinals (5-7) Wednesday night at Wintrust Arena, life without Jalen Coleman-Lands wasn't much different than what life had been like when the now-injured shooting guard was still on the floor. "The only ch...

Incarnate Word next up on Blue Demon’s nonconference slate

Incarnate Word next up on Blue Demon’s nonconference slate

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

An appetizer before the main course. Tonight, the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (7-2) battles the Incarnate Word Cardinals (5-6) at 7:30 p.m. at Wintrust Arena before they wrap up the nonconference portion of their schedule Saturday against Boston College out of the ACC. The Cardinals...

Takeaways from Blue Demon’s 2-0 week against UIC and Chicago State

Takeaways from Blue Demon’s 2-0 week against UIC and Chicago State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Blue Demon star Max Strus punctuated one of DePaul's better weeks of the season with his second Big East Player of the Week honor of the season. But in a week where the Blue Demons went 2-0 with wins against the Chicago State Cougars on Wednesday and the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames on Frid...

“He’s Our Superman;” Strus helps Blue Demons fan Flames

“He’s Our Superman;” Strus helps Blue Demons fan Flames

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (7-2) was probably expecting a more competitive game than the 90-70 waxing they put on the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (4-7) tonight at Wintrust Arena. But they also probably didn't expect their star forward Max Strus to have the game of his DePaul career and record Blue Demon caree...

Sweet Home Chicago: Blue Demons look to burn Flames

Sweet Home Chicago: Blue Demons look to burn Flames

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The slate of opponents for the Blue Demons over the last week has had a distinctly Chicago flavor. For the third straight game, the DePaul Blue Demons (6-2) will battle an opponent from Chicago when they play the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (4-6) at 6 p.m. at Wintrust Arena tonight. The...

Strus scales 3-point field goal milestone in 104-70 Blue Demon win against Chicago State

Strus scales 3-point field goal milestone in 104-70 Blue Demon win against Chicago State

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In the DePaul Blue Demons (6-2) 104-70 victory against the Chicago State Cougars (3-9) on Wednesday night at Wintrust Arena, Blue Demon senior guard Max Strus became the 21st player in program history to drain 100 3-point field goals in a DePaul uniform He's been with the program for a year and a ha...

DePaul versus Northwestern preview: Will we get another thriller?

DePaul versus Northwestern preview: Will we get another thriller?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

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