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DePaul Women’s Basketball will play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament

Ben Gartland

March 16, 2015

No. 9 DePaul women's basketball will mark their 13th straight NCAA tournament appearance Friday when they play No. 8 Minnesota in the Round of 64, with a chance for a rematch with No. 1 Notre Dame in the Round of 32. With their place in the NCAA tournament locked up with a Big East tournament win,...

Big East Tournament: No. 1 Seton Hall dispatches of No. 4 St. John’s to earn Big East finals berth

Ben Gartland

March 10, 2015

After top-seeded Seton Hall defeated No. 4 St. John’s in the Big East semifinals, Seton Hall head coach Tony Bozzella talked about how the level of communication he has with his players is like a marriage. “It’s a marriage and a marriage is give and take,” Bozzella said. “A marriage is about...

Big East Tournament: No. 2 DePaul survives against No. 3 Villanova

Ben Gartland

March 10, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='10272'] It became apparent early in the first half that junior forward Megan Podkowa was going to be the one that No. 2 DePaul would rely on down the stretch as they faced No. 3 Villanova in the Big East semifinals. Her 22 points and ten rebounds played a large part in the slow-tempo...

Big East Tournament: No. 4 St. John’s holds on to beat No. 5 Creighton 57-54

Ben Gartland

March 8, 2015

For the third time in four seasons, Creighton’s season came to a close at the hand of St. John’s. The Jays held the lead for most of the game but could not keep St. John’s at bay as the Red Storm got over the hump and took the victory 57-54. “It should us that we were able to withstand blues,”...

Big East Tournament: No. 1 Seton Hall flies by No. 8 Marquette 77-51

Ben Gartland

March 8, 2015

Whether it was unfamiliarity with the court for top-seeded Seton Hall, poor shooting or a spirited effort from eighth-seeded Marquette, the first half looked like Marquette might be able to stay close enough to pull off another upset over Seton Hall in 2015. That dream faded quickly as Seton Hall...

Big East Tournament: No. 7 Xavier holds on to defeat No. 10 Georgetown 70-67

Ben Gartland

March 7, 2015

One year ago, Xavier concluded their season with a 13-game losing streak, including a Big East tournament first round loss to Georgetown. In 2015, however, they were able to return the favor and were able to pull out the victory in the final minutes, defeating the Hoyas 70-67. Junior guard Aliyah...

Big East Tournament: No. 8 Marquette squeaks by No. 9 Providence 78-75

Ben Gartland

March 7, 2015

With a history of fouling issues, Marquette senior center Chelsie Butler’s textbook defensive block could not have come at a better time for the Eagles. With less than ten seconds left and Marquette up 76-75, Providence senior guard Karin Robinson drove into the lane and put up a shot, but Butler...

DePaul women’s basketball grabs share of Big East title with win over Marquette

Ben Gartland

March 2, 2015

With just over a minute to go, head coach Doug Bruno called a timeout and subbed out senior guard Centrese McGee, followed a few seconds later by fellow senior guard Brittany Hrynko. The seniors received an ovation with a comfortable lead that had been in doubt earlier in the game, but the Blue Demons prevailed and won...

DePaul men’s basketball loses fifth straight, falls to Creighton 75-62

Ben Gartland

February 24, 2015

For a moment in the middle of the second half, senior forward Forrest Robinson hit a three-pointer and the game was tied. For a moment, DePaul had the momentum and it looked like they could overcome their slow start. However, this was only a moment. The Blue Demons could not keep pace with Creighton...

DePaul women’s basketball uses second-half surge to down St. John’s 82-55.

Ben Gartland

February 15, 2015

Less than 48 hours before DePaul took on St. John's, they had just fallen to Seton Hall 81-80 in a game where they gave up the game-winning shot with three seconds left. "There's nothing you can do about it now, we can't get it back," senior guard Brittany Hrynko said following the loss. "We just...

Seton Hall beats DePaul women’s basketball 81-80 in down-to-the-wire thriller

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno went into the locker room immediately following the game and asked his players who had a chance to stop Seton Hall senior guard Ka-Diedre Simmons from hitting the game-winning running jumper with three seconds to go. Four out of five players that were on the court raised...

Preview: DePaul women’s basketball faces Seton Hall for first place in the Big East

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015

Only a half-game separates DePaul women’s basketball and No. 24 Seton Hall from the top of the Big East standings, so their matchup at McGrath-Phillips Arena will be for first place in the conference. DePaul (19-6, 11-2) hosts the Pirates (21-3, 10-2) Friday night in the final matchup between these...

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