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DePaul announces 2016-17 non-conference schedule

Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com DePaul has finalized and released its 2016-17 non-conference schedule, the school announced Thursday. The slate is highlighted by a pair of Big Ten opponents in Rutgers and local rival Northwestern and the Las Vegas Classic, in which the Blue Demons’ have a potential matchup with rising Pac-12 program USC. Here is the full schedule: Nov...
Via The Catch and Shoot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno embraces Pat Summitt’s legacy

On Dec. 20, 1995, Doug Bruno, the head coach of DePaul women’s basketball, aimed to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers for the first time in program history. Although the Blue Demons lost 76-68, following the game, Bruno inhaled heartbreaking news, miles beyond a “L” in the box score. “[Athletic director] Jeanie [Lenti Ponsetto] grabs me when I’m done with the media, and said...
Via The Student Section
24 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul-Oregon St. Preview

DALLAS (AP) Scott Rueck has taken Oregon State's women's basketball program from shambles to the Sweet 16 in less than six years. The coach who had to conduct open tryouts to fill his first roster with the Beavers now has a team full of seniors and juniors he recruited. They are having fun on and off the court, part of two Pac-12 regular season titles to end Stanford's run of 14...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon State women go from shambles to Sweet 16 vs. DePaul

DALLAS (AP) Scott Rueck has taken Oregon State's women's basketball program from shambles to the Sweet 16 in less than six years. The coach who had to conduct open tryouts to fill his first roster with the Beavers now has a team full of seniors and juniors he recruited. They are having fun on and off the court, part of two Pac-12 regular season titles to end Stanford's run of 14...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

DePaul beats Louisville 73-72 behind January's 25 points

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Jessica January scored 18 of her season-high 25 points in the first half and No. 6 seed DePaul held off third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday in the second round of the women's NCAA tournament. The junior guard's final point was the decisive margin as she made the second of two free throws with 14.5 seconds. She also had a team-high eight rebounds and five...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville and DePaul renew series for spot in Sweet 16

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) DePaul and Louisville will add another chapter to their shared history for a spot in the Sweet 16 following big wins in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament. Sunday's game is the 32nd in a series that dates back to 1983. The third-seeded Cardinals host No. 6 seed DePaul with the winner moving to the Dallas regional. Louisville trailed by 3 after...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

DePaul-Louisville Preview

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) DePaul and Louisville will add another chapter to their shared history for a spot in the Sweet 16 following big wins in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament. Sunday's game is the 32nd in a series that dates back to 1983. The third-seeded Cardinals host No. 6 seed DePaul with the winner moving to the Dallas regional. Louisville trailed by 3 after...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

James Madison-DePaul Preview

(AP) - The DePaul-James Madison opener in Louisville matches strength against strength. The high-powered Blue Demons expect to be tested by the 11th-seeded Dukes and their stingy defense when they meet Friday. No. 20 DePaul (25-8) is coming off a third straight Big East regular-season title and is making a 14th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, but it's not about...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

DePaul eliminated from Big East Tournament, finishes season 9-22

Photo: Steven Ryan / Newsday DePaul’s first season under coach Dave Leitao concluded Wednesday with a 70-53 loss to Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament in New York. DePaul (9-22) clung within two possessions late in the first half. The Blue Demons trailed 29-24 with three minutes remaining. Then Georgetown (15-17) scored the final six points of the period...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

DePaul sweeps Big East player and coach of the year awards

CHICAGO (AP) DePaul guard Chanise Jenkins was honored as the Big East player of the year Wednesday. She averaged 15.7 points and 5.4 assists in conference games this season to lead the 18th-ranked Blue Demons to the regular-season title. The Blue Demons' Doug Bruno was selected as the conference's coach of the year for the second time in three seasons. Marquette's Allazia Blockton...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 19 DePaul women beat Marquette 98-65

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jessica January had 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and handed out nine assists on Saturday as No. 19 DePaul closed the season with its eighth straight win 98-65 over Marquette. Brooke Schulte had 16 points and Chanise Jenkins scored 14 for DePaul (24-7, 16-2 Big East), which will have the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Megan Podkowa and Ashton Millender...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Bentil leads Providence to 87-66 win over DePaul

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Ben Bentil scored 16 of his 28 points in the second half and Providence got a much-needed win, pulling away from DePaul for an 87-66 win on Saturday. Kyron Cartwright added 16 points and eight assists and Jalen Lindsey had 14 points for the Friars (20-9, 8-8 Big East) who had lost two straight and five of six in their quest for a third-consecutive 20-win...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 21 DePaul women roll to 78-52 win over Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Jessica January scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead No. 21 DePaul to a 78-52 win over Creighton on Sunday. Chanise Jenkins added 11 points and Lauren Prochaska 10, including a trio of 3-pointers, for DePaul, which hit 31 of 63 from the field with 21 assists to win their seventh straight game. Jaqui Grant and Megan Podkowa had nine points apiece for the...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette dispatches DePaul behind 51-percent shooting

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Haanif Cheatham made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Marquette defeated DePaul 73-60 on Saturday.Luke Fischer added 16 points, Henry Ellenson 14 and Jajuan Johnson 10 for the Golden Eagles (17-10, 6-8 Big East), who split the season series after losing to the Blue Demons (8-18, 2-12) on the road 57-56 on Jan. 20.Tommy Hamilton was the only Blue Demon in...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette cruises to 73-60 win over DePaul

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Haanif Cheatham made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Marquette defeated DePaul 73-60 on Saturday. Luke Fischer added 16 points, Henry Ellenson 14 and Jajuan Johnson 10 for the Golden Eagles (17-10, 6-8 Big East), who split the season series after losing to the Blue Demons (8-18, 2-12) on the road 57-56 on Jan. 20. Tommy Hamilton was the only Blue...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Garrett-less DePaul overmatched by Marquette

DePaul’s offense stalled Saturday while point guard Billy Garrett Jr. nursed a lower leg injury on the bench. Marquette took advantage, blowing past the Blue Demons for a 73-60 win in the rivalry matchup at Allstate Arena. DePaul center Tommy Hamilton IV played his best game in several weeks, tallying 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting. However, the Blue Demons as a whole shot 42 percent...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Garrett, Ryckbosch out for DePaul with injuries

DePaul point guard Billy Garrett Jr. and power forward Peter Ryckbosch will miss Saturday’s game against Marquette with injuries. Garrett hurt his lower leg in Wednesday’s loss to St. John’s. Ryckbosch injured his knee in the same game. Both are listed as day-to-day. Garrett, a 6-foot-6 junior, is averaging 13.0 points and 3.6 assists per game. He had played in and started...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Podkowa leads No. 21 DePaul women past Providence 91-68

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Megan Podkowa scored 21 points on 9 of 10 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 21 DePaul rolled to a 91-68 win over Providence on Friday night. Chanise Jenkins also had 21 points, going 9 for 13 from the field, and Jessica January had 12 points for the Blue Demons (22-7, 14-2 Big East), who dominated the inside to win their sixth straight. DePaul had...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John’s snaps 16-game losing streak with 80-65 win over DePaul

It's been 31 years since Chris Mullin participated in Big East victory and finally, now as the St. John's coach, the former Johnnies star is back in the win column. Mullin won 44 Big East regular-season games as a player at St. John’s, but it took 14 Big East games to get his first conference win as a coach. The Red Storm snapped a school-record 16-game losing streak (including...
Via The Other Paper
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 23 DePaul women cruise past Butler 102-63

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Chanise Jenkins and Jessica January scored 17 points apiece and No. 23 DePaul rolled to its fifth straight victory on Sunday, 102-63 over Butler. Ashton Millender hit 5 of 7 shots, including three 3-pointers, and scored 15 points for the Blue Demons (21-7, 13-2 Big East). Jenkins had 10 assists as DePaul, which leads the nation with 610 assists, had 30 helpers...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 23 DePaul women beat Xavier 82-52

CHICAGO (AP) Ashton Millender had 15 points and No. 23 DePaul had six others score at least eight points in an 82-52 win over Xavier on Friday night. DePaul (20-7, 12-2 Big East) scored the first 11 points of the third quarter to lead 51-21 and the Musketeers got no closer than 28 from there. The Blue Demons missed their first seven shots of the game while Xavier started with...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Role reversal: DePaul players storm the stands

DePaul notched its second upset victory of the season on Tuesday night, stunning No. 11 Providence.On a cold, rainy night in Chicago only a dozen or so students made the half-hour commute from the Lincoln Park campus to to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, according to Ricky O'Donnell of SB Nation.From his press row seat, O'Donnell asked one of the fans if they'd storm the floor, to...
Via Fox Sports
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence needs to look in the mirror after losing to DePaul

Providence College lost to DePaul in Chicago on Tuesday night. Just let that fact sink in. This was the 11th-ranked team in the country losing to a program that hasn’t won more than 12 games in a season since 2007. What does that make Providence? Providence did lose the Big East’s leading scorer, Ben Bentil, in the second half. Bentil went down with an ankle injury that will...
Via The Student Section
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Powell scores 24; Seton Hall beats No. 23 DePaul women 83-74

CHICAGO (AP) Aleesha Powell made all five of her 3-point shots and scored 24 points and Seton Hall used a lopsided start to beat Big East leader and 23rd-ranked DePaul 83-74 on Friday. The Pirates (17-4, 7-3) led 21-6 after the first quarter with Powell scoring eight points, and Seton Hall never surrendered the lead in avenging a Jan. 5 home loss. Powell was 9-of-10 shooting...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Garrett sinks game-winning 3-point play

Billy Garrett Jr. provide some late heroics for DePaul on Wednesday as the Blue Demons upset Marquette on the road. With 8.4 seconds remaining and DePaul trailing 56-54, Garrett drove the length of the floor and attacked the rim for a tricky layup. Marquette center Luke Fischer fouled Garrett in the process, and the DePaul point guard made the free throw to give the Blue Demons a...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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