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Eli Cain signs with Ukrainian side MBC Mykolaiv

DePaul senior guard Eli Cain drives past Georgetown freshman guard James Akinjo during a March 6, 2019 game against Georgetown.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 31, 2020

Former DePaul guard Eli Cain has signed with the MBC Mykolaiv of the Ukrainan basketball league, he announced on his Instagram on Friday. Cain played for the Blue Demons from 2015-19, starting 127 of the 129 games he played for the Big East team. Coming over from New Jersey, Cain was one of head...

Lone four-year senior shines in final home game

DePaul senior guard Eli Cain hugs head coach Dave Leitao at the end of the Blue Demons 101-69 win over Georgetown on March 6 at Wintrust Arena. Cain finished with 24 points and five assists as he scored at least 20 points for the fourth time this season.

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

Senior guard Eli Cain never had a true senior day when he was at St. Benedict's Preparatory School. That made what transpired in potentially his final two games at Wintrust Arena that much more memorable as DePaul rallied from a double digit first-half deficit to take down St. John’s on senior day...

DePaul forwards Femi Olujobi, Paul Reed take advantage of opportunity

Senior forward Femi Olujobi locks in on a jumper during the Blue Demons 65-50 win against Florida A&M Monday night at Wintrust Arena. Richard Bodee I The DePaulia

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

January 28, 2019

Trailing by 13 at No. 12/11 Marquette on Wednesday night, DePaul opened the second half on an 8-0 run to slice from Marquette’s lead from 13 to ve just over two minutes into the second half. Seven of those points came courtesy of senior forward Femi Olujobi and sophomore ...

Poor shooting dooms DePaul in loss to Friars

Sophomore forward Paul Reed and senior forward Femi Olujobi look on during DePaul's loss to Butler on Jan. 16 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

January 28, 2019

Despite only leading for 37 seconds, DePaul (11-8; 3-5 Big East) suffered yet another close loss, 70-67, Sunday afternoon as Providence (13-7; 3-4 Big East) held off the Blue Demons who at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. DePaul fell to 1-2 on an all-important three-game road trip to Seton Hall, Mar...

Transfers play role in return to competitiveness

Senior Femi Olujbi attempts a shot against Florida A&M on Dec. 3 at Wintrust Arena

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

When DePaul and St. John’s stepped on the court Saturday afternoon, the game featured two programs that have both relied on transfers as a way of restoring their program back to winning ways. This is not a new strategy —it’s actually becoming more common across the country. According to the...

Cain leads DePaul over Lamar 80-61

Jack Higgins

December 7, 2016

The Blue Demons (5-2) beat the Lamar University Cardinals (4-4) 80-61 at Allstate Arena Tuesday. The Blue Demons dominated the play and played ahead from almost start to finish. “When we reconvene (after a loss), we can use that as a motion of growth,” coach Dave Leitao said. “We don’t have t...

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