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DePaul gears for tough road test at Creighton

Matthew Paras

January 7, 2015

Sitting at 2-0 in the Big East conference, DePaul’s next challenge to stay at top of the Big East standings is to do something they haven’t done this season — win away from Chicago. The Blue Demons are 1-7 on the road or in neutral territory this year, their sole win coming on Dec. 4 aga...

Billy Garrett’s double-double helps DePaul knock off Xavier

Billy Garrett’s double-double helps DePaul knock off Xavier

Matthew Paras

January 3, 2015

  Asked if his team would have won Saturday's game against Xavier last year, DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell pondered the question before he answered honestly. "No, how about that?" Purnell said, laughing. "Probably not." Yet, here the Blue Demons are. After a disastrous end to their non-conference schedule, DePaul men's basketball team improved to 2-0 in the B...

DePaul opens Big East with win over Marquette

DePaul opens Big East with win over Marquette

Matthew Paras

December 31, 2014

All DePaul men's basketball needed to snap a six-game losing streak was a game-changing performance from the team's best player. Sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored 19 points, including nine of the team's last 11 points,  to help rally the Blue Demons  (7-7, 1-0 Big East) over rival Marquette...

AP: Colorado blows past DePaul

The Associated Press

December 23, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — Askia Booker was a man on a mission Monday. The senior point guard tied a career-high with 27 points and Xavier Johnson added 20 to lead Colorado to an 82-68 win over DePaul  in the quarterfinals of the Diamond Head Classic. The Buffaloes (7-3) shot 45 percent from the field and led for all but 22 seconds early in the first ...

DePaul men’s basketball squanders late lead to lose 78-72 vs. Illinois State

Matthew Paras

December 14, 2014

There are growing pains throughout the course of the season, and boy did this one hurt. DePaul men’s basketball blew a six-point lead in the final three minutes of the game Sunday as Illinois State knocked off the Blue Demons, 78-72. Turnovers were the main downfall for the Blue Demons, who...

George Washington downs DePaul men’s basketball 81-68

Matthew Paras

December 12, 2014

A second half push wasn’t enough for DePaul men’s basketball as they suffered an 81-68 loss against George Washington Thursday in their first road game of the season. Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball rolls over Milwaukee for fourth straight win

DePaul men’s basketball rolls over Milwaukee for fourth straight win

Matthew Paras

December 7, 2014

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Billy Garrett and the rest of DePaul men’s basketball team was sent outside of their Rosemont hotel due to a gas leak. The Blue Demons, along with the rest of the many attendees who were at the hotel for the Midwest FurFest — a furry convention, stood for near...

DePaul men’s basketball cruises to win over Chicago State

Matthew Paras and Octavia Johnson

December 4, 2014

DePaul men’s basketball is off to their best start under head coach Oliver Purnell, who is in his fifth year at DePaul. The Blue Demons cruised to an 84-60 victory over Chicago State Thursday to improve to 5-1, the team’s best start since the 2009-2010 season where they also started 5-1 under...

DePaul men’s basketball improves to 4-1 with win over NIU

Colin Sallee

December 2, 2014

Aggression on both sides of the hardwood fueled DePaul men's basketball Tuesday night against  Northern Illinois as they defeated the Huskies, 78-67. “We were prepared mentally, we went head to head with them last year – so we knew what to expect,” senior Jamee Crockett said. Crockett,...

DePaul men’s basketball upsets Stanford 87-72

DePaul men’s basketball upsets Stanford 87-72

Matthew Paras

November 30, 2014

Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons with career-high 29 points When Myke Henry transferred to DePaul from Illinois, he switched universities to be able to play high quality basketball at a fast pace — a style that would be able to utilize his athleticism. Henry had individual success on Wednesday where...

DePaul men’s basketball improves to 2-0 with 80-62 win over Drake

Matthew Paras

November 18, 2014

There would be no meltdown this time. Guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored 15 points, Henry had 13 and the Blue Demons shot 55 percent to secure a comfortable 80-62 win over Drake in DePaul’s first home game at Allstate Arena for the season. DePaul (2-0) controlled the game throughout after blowing a...

DePaul men’s basketball avoids collapse with 72-71 win over UIC

Ben Gartland

November 15, 2014

To Billy Garrett Jr., pressure is something that doesn't exist. Whether it's a few seconds or 15 minutes to go, the size of the rim is the same. In an almost identical shot to the one that tied the game against Marquette on Blue Demon day in February, Garrett hit another big three. This time, however, ...

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