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The next generation of DePaul men’s basketball

The next generation of DePaul men’s basketball

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

May 6, 2019

The group of young adults who turn around this DePaul Blue Demon men’s basketball program will instantly become Chicago legends. But just because Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao has landed his best recruiting class since 2007, secured the services of three former four-star transfer players who are ...

Moore transferring to DePaul from Kansas

Moore transferring to DePaul from Kansas

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 29, 2019

Things don’t always work out. After a successful freshman season at the University of California where he averaged 12.2 points per game and was among the very best freshmen in the Pac-12 Conference, a coaching change prompted 5-foot-11-inch guard Charlie Moore to seek opportunities elsewhere. He l...

Moore where that came from: DePaul lands another impact transfer

Moore where that came from: DePaul lands another impact transfer

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 22, 2019

DePaul lands another one. Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman reports former Chicago Public League standout Charlie Moore will transfer from Kansas to DePaul. Per a source, Moore will apply for a family hardship exception with the NCAA to become immediately eligible for next season. His father ...

Runners-ups meet in Big East-Big 12 challenge

Runners-ups meet in Big East-Big 12 challenge

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

sDePaul’s 2019 non-conference schedule already has its first test of the season, with the Blue Demons taking on Texas Tech at Wintrust Arena in the first ever Big East-Big 12 challenge. The plan to begin the Big East-Big 12 challenge was officially announced last October, but the matchups were finalized o...

Billy Garrett Jr. reaches NBA, reflects on DePaul

Billy Garrett Jr. reaches NBA, reflects on DePaul

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

When the Westchester Knicks’ G-League season ended after a second round loss in the playoffs, Billy Garrett Jr. was all but ready to head back home to Chicago. He didn’t believe that he was going to get called up by an NBA team so late into the season, and that’s why he had a flight a ready back ...

DePaul’s role players flourish in CBI championship series

DePaul’s role players flourish in CBI championship series

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019

The old adage “next man up” is a common and overused term in basketball; however, for DePaul that phrase applies perfectly in their recent slate of games in the Roman College Basketball Invitational. The Blue Demons came into the CBI with an already short rotation that only included eight players ...

Injury plagued Blue Demons battle for CBI championship

Injury plagued Blue Demons battle for CBI championship

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 5, 2019

This one is for all the marbles. After splitting the first two games of the series, the 2019 College Basketball Invitational tournament championship comes down to a showdown between South Florida and DePaul on Friday at McGrath-Phillips Arena at 6 p.m. Two and four points respectively decided the...

Blue Demons battle Chanticleers with CBI championship berth on the line

Blue Demons battle Chanticleers with CBI championship berth on the line

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 27, 2019

The DePaul Blue Demon's road to a College Basketball Invitational championship continues tonight at 7 at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The next roadblock: the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Chanticleers finished the 2018-2019 season with a 16-16 record including a 9-9 record in the Sun Belt Conference...

Blue Demons CBI journey marches on with matchup against Longwood

Blue Demons CBI journey marches on with matchup against Longwood

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 25, 2019

The most eye catching aspect of the Longwood Lancers, the DePaul Blue Demons opponent for the second round of the College Basketball Invitational, may be the name of one of their star players. Junior point guard Lorenzo Phillips goes by his childhood nickname Shabooty, staking his claim for best n...

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

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

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

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...

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