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Injury plagued Blue Demons battle for CBI championship

Injury plagued Blue Demons battle for CBI championship

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

April 5, 2019

This one is for all the marbles. After splitting the first two games of the series, the 2019 College Basketball Invitational tournament championship comes down to a showdown between South Florida and DePaul on Friday at McGrath-Phillips Arena at 6 p.m. Two and four points respectively decided the...

Blue Demons CBI journey marches on with matchup against Longwood

Blue Demons CBI journey marches on with matchup against Longwood

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 25, 2019

The most eye catching aspect of the Longwood Lancers, the DePaul Blue Demons opponent for the second round of the College Basketball Invitational, may be the name of one of their star players. Junior point guard Lorenzo Phillips goes by his childhood nickname Shabooty, staking his claim for best n...

Blue Demons advance to second round of CBI with win against Chippewas

Blue Demons advance to second round of CBI with win against Chippewas

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 20, 2019

DePaul could have made several excuses that could have curtailed their 100-86 victory against the Central Michigan Chippewas in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational tournament on Wednesday night. McGrath-Phillips Arena not Wintrust Arena. Early deficit. CBI. Who cares, right? "You...

DePaul to play in the CBI; first postseason tournament apperance since 2007

DePaul to play in the CBI; first postseason tournament apperance since 2007

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 17, 2019

A disappointing loss to St. John's at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday won't be the last we'll see of the 2018-2019 DePaul Blue Demons. The Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) announced the field for its 2019 tournament and DePaul is one of the 16 teams included. DePaul (15-15; 7-11) will...

All-Big East Second Team calls Strus’ name

All-Big East Second Team calls Strus’ name

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 10, 2019

DePaul senior guard Max Strus staked his claim as one of the best players in the Big East Conference this season by earning a selection to the second team All-Big East squad for the first time in his career. Strus joins Sam Hauser (Marquette), Alpha Diallo (Providence), Naji Marshall (Xavier), and...

DePaul explodes for 101 points in dominant performance over Georgetown

DePaul explodes for 101 points in dominant performance over Georgetown

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 7, 2019

Wintrust Arena amplified into a frenzy of applause, clapping, and chanting as DePaul seniors Max Strus, Femi Olujobi, and Eli Cain checked out for what could be the last time at their home arena. This same energy the lively Wintrust Arena crowd put into honoring their seniors was present all night long as the DePaul Blue Demons (15-13; 7-10) gave...

Strus’ 43 points lift DePaul over St. John’s on senior day

Strus’ 43 points lift DePaul over St. John’s on senior day

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 3, 2019

It was a good day to be a DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball senior. On senior day, the Blue Demons (14-13; 6-10) rode the backs of two of their seniors Max Strus and Femi Olujobi en route to a 92-83 win against the St. John's Red Storm (20-10; 8-9) at Wintrust Arena. The win snapped a four-game losing streak and complet...

Sullivan Menard is trying to put Alaska basketball on the map

Sullivan Menard is trying to put Alaska basketball on the map

Paul Steeno and Andrew Hattersley

February 25, 2019

Sullivan Menard, the latest recruit to pledge his services to the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team, has an A-list story to tell about how the union between himself and DePaul University came about. "My cousin's girlfriend's sister's fiancé is [Blue Demon assistant] coach Shane Heirman," Menard...

Creighton Bluejays stymie Blue Demon frontcourt; beat DePaul at Wintrust

Creighton Bluejays stymie Blue Demon frontcourt; beat DePaul at Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 21, 2019

The Creighton Bluejays (14-13; 5-9) executed head coach Greg McDermott's gameplan nearly flawlessly in a 79-67 win against the DePaul Blue Demons (13-12; 5-9) Wednesday night at Wintrust Arena Force the ball out of the hands of the Blue Demons best players, their frontcourt, instead surrendering open...

Bluejays; Blue Demons: Can DePaul cool off one of nation’s best 3-point shooting teams?

Bluejays; Blue Demons: Can DePaul cool off one of nation’s best 3-point shooting teams?

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 20, 2019

Blink and it's the end of February and DePaul has three home games left. That third to last home game for the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team (13-11, 5-8) goes down tonight at 8 at Wintrust Arena against the Creighton Bluejays (13-13, 4-9). Fox Sports Network has television coverage, while...

Revenge-minded Blue Demons welcome Providence to Wintrust

Revenge-minded Blue Demons welcome Providence to Wintrust

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

February 2, 2019

DePaul needs to stop the bleeding after dropping their third-straight contest on Wednesday. The DePaul Blue Demons (11-9; 3-6) next opportunity to do that is today at 1:30 when they welcome the Providence College Friars (13-8; 3-5) to town as the grind of the Big East Conference schedule continues....

Deep freeze won’t stop Blue Demons battle with Villanova Wildcats

Deep freeze won’t stop Blue Demons battle with Villanova Wildcats

January 29, 2019

Cold is a criminally inadequate adjective to describe the conditions in Chicago when the DePaul Blue Demons (11-8; 3-5) welcome the Villanova Wildcats (16-4; 7-0) to Wintrust Arena tonight for a 7 p.m. bout. When the feels-like temperature is expected to register in the -40s, even a red-hot Villanova...

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