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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...

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...

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...

25-0 run dooms Blue Demons against Northwestern

25-0 run dooms Blue Demons against Northwestern

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 8, 2018


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

Unbelievable. Everything was going so well in DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball land (5-2) on Saturday before a 25-0 Northwestern Wildcat (7-3) run late in the second half erased an opportunity for the Blue Demons to record their first road win of the season. The anatomy of that run? Northwestern...

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...

Transfer talk: Out of necessity, Blue Demon transfers integrating quickly

Transfer talk: Out of necessity, Blue Demon transfers integrating quickly

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

The transfer player movement across college basketball has potently affected the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team the last two seasons. In 2017-2018, transfer players comprised 60 percent of the Blue Demons starting lineup (Max Strus, Tre'Darius McCallum, and Marin Maric). At the end of the season,...

Cain tagged with Big East Weekly Honor Roll recognition

Cain tagged with Big East Weekly Honor Roll recognition

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

It's a recognition Blue Demon senior guard Eli Cain is no stranger to. For the fourth time in his Blue Demon basketball career, the Big East Conference has placed Cain on their Big East Weekly Honor Roll list. The 6-foot-6-inch New Jersey native helped lead the Blue Demons to an 83-73 victory against ...

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