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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 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...

DePaul women’s basketball trounces Xavier 84-61

Ben Gartland

January 11, 2015

Turnover were abundant for Xavier and DePaul took advantage, earning an 84-61 victory over the Musketeers. DePaul scored 29 points off of 29 Muskateer turnovers. The full court pressure of the Blue Demons gave Xaiver all sorts of fits early on in the game. In the first four minutes, DePaul forced...

DePaul women’s basketball guard Megan Rogowski out for season

DePaul women’s basketball guard Megan Rogowski out for season

Ben Gartland

January 6, 2015

Senior guard Megan Rogowski will be out for the remainder of the 2014-15 season with a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) suffered on Jan. 2 against Villanova. Rogowski started all 14 games for the Blue Demons this season, averaging 27.1 minutes a game. She led the team with 39 three-point field...

Connecticut trounces DePaul Women’s Basketball 98-64

Connecticut trounces DePaul Women’s Basketball 98-64

Ben Gartland

December 20, 2014

In September, Connecticut women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma and DePaul head coach Doug Bruno helped lead the United States women’s basketball team to the gold medal at the FIBA World Championships. Friday night, it was back to business for the old Big East coaching rivals as No. 2 Connecticut downed No. 25 DePaul 98-64 in Bridgeport. DePaul dropped to...

DePaul Women’s Basketball knocks off South Dakota State 82-64

Ben Gartland

November 22, 2014

Megan Podkowa scored 24 and was 11-15 from the field as she led the No. 18 Blue Demons to an 84-62 win over South Dakota State. “I think the guards did a really good job of getting me the ball inside,” Podkowa said. “I was shooting a higher percentage of shots that I could make, like I wasn’t...

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