DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS NEWS

Rapid Reaction: No. 1 Villanova 86, DePaul 59

ROSEMONT, Ill. — No. 1 Villanova used a 19-0 run Tuesday to cruise past DePaul, 86-59, at Allstate Arena. Here are The Catch and Shoot’s thoughts on a dominant victory for the nation’s top-ranked team:   Turnovers are always bad, but some untimely ones really hurt the Blue Demons. DePaul (8-16, 2-10 Big East) trailed 37-29 late in the first half and had the ball after a defensive...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Weekly Awards, Feb. 8

Every week The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week from the five Division I schools in the Chicago area. Here are the winners for the 12th week of the season (Feb. 1-Feb. 8):   Player of the Week Myke Henry, DePaul Henry averaged 24.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in two outings last week. The 6-foot-6 Chicago...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Creighton rocks DePaul, 88-66

Photo: Steven Branscombe / USA Today Sports Cole Huff scored a season-high 28 points off the bench Saturday as Creighton blew out DePaul, 88-66, at CenturyLink Center Omaha. DePaul (8-15, 2-9 Big East) had no answer for the junior forward, who shot 9-of-11 from the field and made four 3-pointers. DePaul, which lost a close game to Creighton (15-9, 6-5) three weeks ago at Allstate...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence's Bentil listed as day-to-day after ankle injury

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Providence coach Ed Cooley says forward Ben Bentil is day-to-day after sustaining a right ankle injury. Bentil sat out the 11th-ranked Friars' practice Thursday and will continue to be evaluated as Providence (18-5, 6-4 Big East) prepares to host No. 3 Villanova (19-3, 9-1) on Saturday. Bentil hurt his ankle in the first half of the Friars' 77-70 loss at...
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7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

January sparks No. 23 DePaul women past St. John's 77-71

CHICAGO (AP) Jessica January had 21 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals and No. 23 DePaul turned back St. John's 77-71 on Sunday. Megan Podkowa added 11 points and 13 rebounds and Chanise Jenkins had 10 points and 10 assists, giving her 609 assists in her career for the Blue Demons (17-7, 9-2 Big East). DePaul made six-straight shots and went 10 of 20 in the first...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier overcomes slow start to blow out DePaul

ROSEMONT — A quick start and big-time offensive performances from junior center Tommy Hamilton and junior guard Billy Garret Jr. were not enough for DePaul on Saturday, as the Blue Demons fell 86-65 to No. 7 Xavier at Allstate Arena. Xavier, fresh off a major road victory at No. 10 Providence, rolled into Chicagoland looking to care of business against struggling DePaul. They...
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11 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler stymies DePaul in unexpected defensive battle

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler’s typically subpar defense looked excellent Wednesday in the team’s 67-53 win, holding DePaul to 0.84 points per possession at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs, whose defensive efficiency ranked No. 136 on KenPom entering Wednesday’s matchup and improved to No. 123, limited the Blue Demons’ quality looks at the basket. DePaul shot 38.9 percent from...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Butler 67, DePaul 53

INDIANAPOLIS — Roosevelt Jones scored 23 points Wednesday as Butler eased to a 67-53 victory against DePaul at Hinkle Fieldhouse. While Butler ended a two-game skid, DePaul fell to 7-13 overall and 1-7 in the Big East under first-year coach Dave Leitao. Here are some thoughts on the Blue Demons’ defeat in Indianapolis.   —Silly fouls in opening minutes. A mixture of hand...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 24 DePaul women roll to 96-50 win over Providence

CHICAGO (AP) Megan Podkowa scored 16 points and No. 24 DePaul cruised to a 96-50 win over Providence on Sunday. Chanise Jenkins had 11 points and three players added 10 for the Blue Demons (16-6, 8-1 Big East), who won their fourth straight. Maddie Jolin had 12 points for the Friars (4-15, 0-9), who lost their ninth straight. DePaul led by 10 after one quarter and 54-25 at the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-second basket lifts DePaul over Marquette

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Myke Henry had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Billy Garrett Jr. added 14 points, including a conventional 3-point play with 1.1 seconds left, to help DePaul beat Marquette 57-56 Wednesday night.Duane Wilson led Marquette with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting.Luke Fischer made two free throws to put the Golden Eagles (12-7, 2-5 Big East) up five with 5:09 left. Marquette...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Henry, Garrett Jr. lift DePaul over Marquette, 57-56

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) Myke Henry had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Billy Garrett Jr. added 14 points, including a conventional 3-point play with 1.1 seconds left, to help DePaul beat Marquette 57-56 Wednesday night. Duane Wilson led Marquette with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Luke Fischer made two free throws to put the Golden Eagles (12-7, 2-5 Big East) up five with 5:09 left...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul upsets Marquette with Garrett and-one

Billy Garrett Jr. scored seven points in the final four minutes Wednesday, including a game-winning three-point play with 1.1 seconds left, as DePaul squeezed past Marquette, 57-56, for its first Big East win. DePaul led 45-40 with 9:13 remaining. Marquette rallied in front of its home crowd at BMO Harris Bradley Center to take a 52-47 lead with 5:09 left to play. Then Garrett and...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Garrett Jr.'s insane game-winner gives DePaul first Big East win

With less than 10 seconds on the clock, Marquette redshirt sophomore guard Duane Wilson followed his own miss with a putback to give the Golden Eagles a 56-54 lead.DePaul was in jeopardy of falling to 0-7 in the Big East, but Billy Garrett Jr. helped steal a win in the final second with this insane and-1 layup through the Marquette defense.Garrett began the play by coming off the...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul allows another shooter to dominate in loss to Creighton

For the second time this week, DePaul ran into a shooter they could not stop. Five days after Trevon Bluiett sank DePaul with five 3-pointers and 24 points, the team returned home Sunday and allowed Creighton guard Isaiah Zierden to put up even bigger shooting numbers as the Bluejays toppled the Blue Demons, 91-80. Zierden, who entered the day with 44 3-pointers on the year...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Creighton 91, DePaul 80

Creighton shot 13-of-26 from beyond the arc Sunday in a 91-80 win against DePaul at Allstate Arena. At 4-2 in the Big East, the Bluejays are tied for third place in the Big East. Meanwhile, DePaul remains winless in the conference at 0-6.   —Isaiah Zierden will burn you if you let him loose.  He’s one of the Big East’s best 3-point shooters, and DePaul left him alone on...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Bruno becomes 19th DI women's coach to win 600 games

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) DePaul coach Doug Bruno became the 19th Division I women's basketball coach to reach 600 victories when the Blue Demons beat Butler 61-54 on Friday night. Bruno, who is 600-315 in his 30-year career at DePaul, is the seventh coach to reach that milestone at one school according to the NCAA. He joins Pat Summitt (Tennessee), Geno Auriemma (UConn), Andy Landers...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier defeats DePaul, 84-64

Xavier used a 14-0 run bridging the first and second halves Tuesday to run away with an 84-64 victory against DePaul at Cintas Center. The seventh-ranked Musketeers clung to a 34-31 lead late in the first half but scored the final seven points of the period to lead by 10 points at the break. A quick 7-0 spurt to open the second half gave Xavier a 48-31 lead. “When the train is...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bluiett scores 24, No. 7 Xavier beats DePaul 84-64

CINCINNATI (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored a career-high 24 points - 19 in the first half - and No. 7 Xavier took advantage of open shots on the perimeter while pulling away to an 84-64 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night. Xavier (15-1, 3-1 Big East) led most of the way as Bluiett got his shooting touch early, making his first four shots from beyond the arc. He tied his career high...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Xavier's Edmond Sumner play against DePaul?

Xavier has played almost three full games without its starting point guard and it sounds like Edmond Sumner is set to miss Tuesday's meeting with DePaul.Xavier head coach Chris Mack updated the condition of his redshirt point guard on Monday afternoon, according to Shannon Russell of the Cincinnati Enquirer.Sumner has been out since New Year's Day when he was carted off the court...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

DePaul drops to 0-4 in Big East with loss to Georgetown

DePaul competed well once more in a Big East matchup, but the Blue Demons’ goose egg remains in the win column. After DePaul led 30-28 at halftime Saturday, Georgetown pulled away in the final six minutes minutes for a 74-63 victory. Senior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera led Georgetown (10-6, 3-1 Big East) with 17 points and eight assists. Sophomore guard L.J. Peak came off...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Smith-Rivera, Peak lead Georgetown past DePaul 74-63

WASHINGTON (AP) D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and L.J. Peak scored 17 points apiece and Georgetown hit 11 3-pointers to beat DePaul for the second time in 10 days, 74-63 on Saturday. Peak hit all three of his 3-pointers, which included a 4-point play, and had 11 points in the first half. Smith-Rivera was 9 of 14 from the foul line as the Hoyas (10-6, 3-1 Big East), who won the game in...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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