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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...

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...

“We ran into a buzzsaw:” Golden Eagles sever DePaul at Wintrust

“We ran into a buzzsaw:” Golden Eagles sever DePaul at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

To beat the No. 10 ranked Marquette Golden Eagles (21-4; 10-2) on Tuesday night, the DePaul Blue Demons (13-10; 5-7) would have had to do something special. They hadn't beaten a team ranked in the top 10 since they conquered a Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, Darrell Arthur led Kansas team in 2006. Tonight, not...

DePaul seeks biggest win of the season against Marquette

DePaul seeks biggest win of the season against Marquette

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

It's been a heck of a season for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team. After coming out victorious in Ohio against Xavier on Saturday DePaul now has 13 wins to its name, the most they've accumulated since the 2006-2007 season (20 wins). With five conference wins, the Blue Demons sit in a five-way...

Deep freeze won’t stop Blue Demons battle with Villanova Wildcats

Deep freeze won’t stop Blue Demons battle with Villanova Wildcats

January 29, 2019


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

Cold is a criminally inadequate adjective to describe the conditions in Chicago when the DePaul Blue Demons (11-8; 3-5) welcome the Villanova Wildcats (16-4; 7-0) to Wintrust Arena tonight for a 7 p.m. bout. When the feels-like temperature is expected to register in the -40s, even a red-hot Villanova...

Blue Demons add Saint Louis University transfer Carte’Are Gordon

Blue Demons add Saint Louis University transfer Carte’Are Gordon

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao and his staff have landed another one. Via his Twitter account today, Saint Louis Billikens freshman forward Carte'Are Gordon announced that he is transferring over to DePaul. The 6-foot-9-inch forward played in 13 games for the Billikens this season, aver...

Pirate attack at Wintrust

Pirate attack at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

When Monday rolls around the DePaul Blue Demon's (8-5; 0-2) next opponent, the Seton Hall Pirates (11-3; 2-0), will likely see their name among the top 25 teams in the country on the AP poll. Winners of seven straight, the Pirates have defeated No. 13 Kentucky, two Big Ten teams in Maryland and Rutgers,...

Sharing is caring: Eli Cain’s evolution into the Blue Demons top playmaker

Sharing is caring: Eli Cain’s evolution into the Blue Demons top playmaker

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

January 2, 2019


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

Mired in a back and forth stalemate with Big East Conference rival Xavier on Saturday, things took a turn for the worst when DePaul Blue Demon star Max Strus picked up a fourth foul with 7:52 remaining, forcing head coach Dave Leitao to yank him from the game at a critical juncture Thank goodness for Eli Cain. The 6-foot-6-in...

Same old story: DePaul can’t close in Big East opener

Same old story: DePaul can’t close in Big East opener

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In a 74-65 loss Saturday afternoon against the Xavier Musketeers (9-5), the DePaul Blue Demons (8-4) found a new way to lose a tight game in their Big East Conference opener. After DePaul big man Paul Reed drained an open mid-range jumper to pull the Blue Demons back to within two points with 2:0...

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