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DePaul men’s basketball avoids collapse with 72-71 win over UIC

Ben Gartland

November 15, 2014

To Billy Garrett Jr., pressure is something that doesn't exist. Whether it's a few seconds or 15 minutes to go, the size of the rim is the same. In an almost identical shot to the one that tied the game against Marquette on Blue Demon day in February, Garrett hit another big three. This time, however, ...

Three things to watch out for: DePaul men’s basketball vs. UIC

Matthew Paras

November 14, 2014

DePaul men’s basketball makes their season debut Friday at 9 p.m. at McGrath-Phillips Arena against UIC. Read More »...

An uphill climb: DePaul basketball teams face new obstacles this season

An uphill climb: DePaul basketball teams face new obstacles this season

Matthew Paras

November 9, 2014

The men’s and women’s basketball teams were at two vastly different points last season. The men’s program had another last place finish in the Big East, while the women’s team made a stellar run to the Sweet Sixteen. Now, they have to take the next needed step. Read More »...

Billy’s fight: Sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. of DePaul men’s basketball lives with sickle cell disease

Billy’s fight: Sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. of DePaul men’s basketball lives with sickle cell disease

Matthew Paras

November 9, 2014

Pride can be a funny thing. The pain Billy Garrett Jr. felt in his knee on a bus ride to the charter plane for an away game in January of last season was a feeling that he hadn’t felt in nearly two years. He knew what was happening, but hoped the pain would subdue when he took off. Read More »...

Breaking out: A thinner Tommy Hamilton of DePaul men’s basketball could be a force

Breaking out: A thinner Tommy Hamilton of DePaul men’s basketball could be a force

Matthew Paras

November 9, 2014

Sacrifice. That’s the word a noticeably slimmer Tommy Hamilton used to describe his journey in losing more than 30 pounds over the course of six months.  The 6-foot-10 forward was 285 pounds at the end of last season in March. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball avoids upset against Lewis with 72-68 victory

Matthew Paras

November 6, 2014

A dress rehearsal for DePaul men’s basketball team not only showed the amount of work that lies ahead, but also where the team can capitalize further. Read More »...

ePaul: ‘D’ needed after inter-squad scrimmages

ePaul: ‘D’ needed after inter-squad scrimmages

Matthew Paras

October 26, 2014

There are 12 days until DePaul men and women’s basketball teams take the floor at McGrath-Phillips Arena for their first exhibition game.  In that time frame, head coaches Oliver Purnell and Doug Bruno will both be working to correct the defensive flaws they saw Saturday. Read More »...

From a family of athletes, Derrick Wood is ready for DePaul men’s basketball

From a family of athletes, Derrick Wood is ready for DePaul men’s basketball

Matthew Paras

October 26, 2014

By the time Darrick Wood committed to DePaul in April, Wood didn’t need any more selling from the program. From the instant he visited the Chicago campus, his roots with assistant head coach Renard Phillips and the connection with his soon-to-be teammates already made DePaul feel like home. Read Mo...

DePaul men’s basketball shifts to defensive attitude

DePaul men’s basketball shifts to defensive attitude

Matthew Paras

October 19, 2014

After a scrimmage between DePaul men’s basketball team at McGrath-Phillips Arena Saturday, Aaron Simpson sat on the bleachers and reflected on his game. All things considered, Simpson had a successful day. He found his teammates, hit open jumpers and helped lead his squad to a victory. Read Mo...

Aaron Simpson: A natural scorer ready for DePaul men’s basketball

Aaron Simpson: A natural scorer ready for DePaul men’s basketball

Ben Gartland

October 19, 2014

Aaron Simpson will join the DePaul depth chart as a guard this upcoming season, a position not particularly hurting for players. Read More »...

DePaul basketball’s annual Tip-Off Luncheon brings optimism to upcoming season

DePaul basketball’s annual Tip-Off Luncheon brings optimism to upcoming season

Parker Asmann

October 15, 2014

[slideshow_deploy id='4645'] Optimism and positivity filled the air Tuesday afternoon as DePaul basketball’s annual Tip-Off Luncheon took place inside McGrath-Phillips Arena. Men’s basketball head coach Oliver Purnell and women’s head basketball coach Doug Bruno both addressed feelings from...

Rashaun Stimage of DePaul men’s basketball aims to fill the void at power forward

Rashaun Stimage of DePaul men’s basketball aims to fill the void at power forward

Ben Gartland

October 12, 2014

Rashaun Stimage came out of one of the first practices of the season with ice on his knee, slowly walked over to a chair where he sat down and let out his breath. Read More »...

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