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From three-star recruit to NBA prospect: Paul Reed is ready for next level

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed dunks the ball against Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 20, 2020

When Paul Reed arrived at DePaul in 2017, he was not penciled in as one of the starters to begin the season. Even with his family traveling from Orlando to Chicago to watch Reed play in his first college basketball game, the forward only played one minute in a 72-58 loss to Notre Dame. In that momen...

Paul Reed declares for NBA draft

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed dunks the ball against Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 28, 2020

DePaul junior Paul Reed declared for the 2020 NBA Draft Saturday evening per Stadium. Reed is projected to be a first-round pick and the first DePaul player since Wilson Chandler to be drafted in the first round to the NBA.  Reed averaged 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds in the 2019-2020 season and not...

DePaul fails to hold on against Georgetown, loses 76-72 for 10th Big East loss of the season

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao looks down during the Blue Demons' 79-66 loss to St. John's on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

February 8, 2020

DePaul went into its 11th conference game of the season taking on Georgetown on Saturday at the Capital One Arena. The Blue Demons, who came into the game in last place in the Big East, had their best chance of picking up their second conference win this season against a Hoyas team that were missing ...

DePaul fails to contain Creighton in 83-68 loss

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao paces the sidelines against Creighton on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

Coming off an impressive win over then-No. 5 Butler on Saturday, DePaul looked to build on that win on Wednesday when Creighton came into Wintrust Arena. Instead, the Blue Demons came out flat and allowed Creighton to dictate the pace from the start. As a result, DePaul lost 83-68 in front of a mostly...

DePaul upsets No. 5 Butler 79-66 for first Big East win

The DePaul bench celebrates during the Blue Demons' 79-66 win over No. 5 Butler.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

It was 13 years since DePaul last beat a top-five team in the country. It was nearly six years since the last time DePaul knocked off Butler.  All of that changed on Saturday when the No. 5 team in the country, the Butler Bulldogs, came to Wintrust Arena and got destroyed from start-to-finish. DePaul ...

DePaul’s upset bid falls short in overtime against Villanova

Villanova's Collin Gillespie dives for a loose ball with DePaul's Charlie Moore during the second half in their game on Tuesday night in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 79-75 in overtime.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

DePaul and Villanova have faced each other 18 times since the last time the Blue Demons knocked off the Wildcats back in 2008 when DePaul still played at Allstate Arena. In those 18 meetings, Villanova has won each game by an average of 15 points with none of them coming close to being a “classic.”...

Poor free-throw shooting dooms DePaul in 74-67 loss to St. John’s

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao walks off the floor after the first half against Buffalo at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons lost the game 74-69.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 11, 2020

After nearly two weeks of Big East play, only two teams were left winless in conference play: St. John’s and DePaul. Well, those two teams, who were picked to finish at the bottom of the conference before the season started, squared off on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.  With both teams in...

Providence hits game-winning free-throw to defeat DePaul 66-65

DePaul junior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands walks off the court after the first half. The Blue Demons lost 66-65.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

With DePaul getting off to its best start this year at 12-1 before starting conference play since the 1986-87 season, the hope was that the Blue Demons also found a way to improve their late-game collapses. After two Big East games, that is an area DePaul is still looking to get better at after losing t...

DePaul loses conference opener 74-66 against Seton Hall

Seton Hall's Myles Powell drives to the basket in the second half against DePaul. The Blue Demons lost the game 74-66

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 31, 2019

Coming off a near-perfect nonconference slate of games, where DePaul went 12-1, the Blue Demons looked to open Big East play with a victory against Seton Hall. But senior guard Myles Powell, like most games, ended up stealing the victory for the Pirates near the end of the game, giving his team a 74-...

Column: As DePaul gets ready to begin conference play, it’s time to start thinking big

DePaul senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands gets hoisted into the air by fans after DePaul defeated Texas Tech 65-60 in overtime.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 30, 2019

Prior to the start of the 2019-2020 college basketball season, the Big East held its annual Media Day at Madison Square Garden with all 10 teams meeting to preview a new season – and at the end of the day, each team had some reason to feel good about their prospects.  Seton Hall had just been picked to win the c...

Preview: DePaul looks to break four-game losing streak to Northwestern

DePaul junior forward Paul Reed dunks the ball against Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 21, 2019

During the 2016-17 season, Northwestern was taking the college basketball world and the city of Chicago by storm en route to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance, while DePaul was languishing at the bottom of the Big East. That season, the Wildcats defeated the Blue Demons 80-64. How the t...

DePaul avoids upset loss at Cleveland State with 73-65 win

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao yells at his team during their game against Buffalo on Dec. 8.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

Throughout the course of a long college basketball season a team is due to have an ugly win.  On the road against Cleveland State (4-8), DePaul looked shaky for the entire second half -- but clutch free-throw shooting and another big performance from junior forward Paul Reed gave the Blue Demons a 7...

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