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DePaul’s struggles continue with loss to Ohio at Diamond Head Classic

Following its best seven-game start in more than 20 years, DePaul has lost five straight games to fall to 6-6. The Blue Demons were defeated Tuesday by Ohio (4-5), 99-78, at the Diamond Head Classic. Photo: Jay Metzger/Hawaii Media Source, LLC DePaul senior forward Jamee Crockett got the game started with a jumper on the opening possession. After that, Ohio scored nine straight...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul drops Diamond Head opener to Hawaii

The outcome of DePaul’s first game at the Diamond Head Classic was not as nice as the Hawaii weather. The Blue Demons fell Tuesday to Colorado 82-68. Although DePaul trailed 17-4 early, it trailed Colorado by just three points going into halftime. The Blue Demons’ remained close in the second half’s opening minutes, but then the Buffaloes blew the game open. “It was a good...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn’s Breanna Stewart Back To Being Herself

UConn F Breanna Stewart (30) fights for position against DePaul G Brittany Hyrnko (12) as she awaits a pass from Moriah Jefferson (4) in the second half at Webster Bank Arena. The past four games or so, UConn Huskies women’s basketball All-American Breanna Stewart hadn’t quite been herself. Sure the team was winning, but Stewart wasn’t being Stewart. The one that was aggressive...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Doug Bruno Says UConn Women Are “Best Team in Country”

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno argues a call in the first half during the game with UConn at Webster Bank Arena. After his team was beat 98-64 by the UConn Huskies, DePaul Blue Demons women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno said that the Huskies are the best team in the country and the national championship runs through Storrs, CT. Watch and/or listen below as Bruno talks about...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Shake Off Early Rust To Rout DePaul, 98-64

UConn F Breanna Stewart (30) puts up a jumper against the DePaul Blue Demons in the first half at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT on December 19, 2014. Judging by the score at the first television timeout, you wouldn’t have thought that Friday night’s game between the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team and the DePaul Blue Demons would have been a blowout. The Huskies...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 UConn women beat No. 25 DePaul 98-64

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night. Kia Nurse had 19 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 16 points and nine rebounds for UConn (7-1). Morgan Tuck and Gabby Williams each had 14 points. Brittany Hrynko led DePaul (7-4) with 14 points. Jessica January and Megan Rogowski...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul loses third straight game at Oregon State

DePaul’s struggles continued Thursday with a 90-59 loss to Oregon State. The defeat was the Blue Demons’ third in a row following a 6-1 start. Photo: Mike DiNovo / USA Today Sports DePaul (6-4) fell behind early and could not catch up against an Oregon State (8-2) team ranked with a top-70 defense on Kenpom. The Beavers opened the game on a 24-8 extended run over the first...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 25 DePaul rolls by Loyola-Chicago 109-84

CHICAGO (AP) Jessica January scored 25 points and Megan Rogowski added 21 to help No. 25 DePaul beat Loyola-Chicago 109-84 on Wednesday. It was the most points for DePaul since scoring 111 against Appalachian State on Dec. 30, 2007. Brittany Hrynko had 15 points for DePaul (7-3), Megan Podkowa and Mart'e Grays scored 14 apiece, and Chanise Jenkins added 10. The Blue Demons made...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Weekly Awards: Dec. 15

Time for the weekly Chicago awards. Every week, The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week from the six schools in the Greater Chicago Area: DePaul, Northwestern, UIC, Loyola, Chicago State and Valparaiso. Here are the awards for the past week. Photo: UIC Athletics Player of the Week There were several impressive scoring performances from local...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 Notre Dame women beat DePaul 94-93 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) Jewell Loyd scored a career-high 41 points - including seven in overtime - to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to a 94-93 victory over No. 25 DePaul on Wednesday night. With Notre Dame down 93-92 with 5.3 seconds left in overtime, Loyd was fouled on a drive and hit two free throws to help the Irish (9-1) win their sixth straight in the series. The Irish overcame a late six-point...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Dec. 8

1. Illinois (6-1). Last week: 1 Illinois picked up its first loss at Miami (Fla.) but bounced back with a win against American. The Illini have the opportunity for a huge win Tuesday against Villanova at the Jimmy V Classic. Photo: DePaul Athletics 2. DePaul (6-1). Last week: 3 DePaul has won four games in a row and is off to its best start in the 1993-94 season. The Blue Demons...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 25 DePaul starts fast, sinks Chicago St 87-34

CHICAGO (AP) Megan Podkowa scored 22 points and Mart'e Grays had 16 off the bench as No. 25 DePaul coasted to an 87-34 win over Chicago State on Sunday. The Blue Demons (6-2) scored the first 17 points of the game, holding the Cougars (0-7) off the board until Layne Murphy scored at the 13:36 mark. It was 44-19 at the half and DePaul scored the first 12 of the second half, turning...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul pulls away from Milwaukee 83-61

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Billy Garrett Jr. scored 18 points and Tommy Hamilton IV chipped in 15 with nine rebounds, leading DePaul to an 83-61 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday. The Blue Demons (6-1) shot 53.1 percent from the field and had all five starters score in double figures. Myke Henry finished with 15 points, Jamee Crockett had 13 and Durrell McDonald added 10 for DePaul. Garrett...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: DePaul 83, Milwaukee 61

DePaul improved to 6-1 Sunday with a 83-61 win at home against Milwaukee. Here is The Catch and Shoot’s rapid reaction to the Blue Demons’ victory: —DePaul was incredible defensively in the first half. The Blue Demons blocked nine shots and forced six turnovers, allowing just 0.75 points per possession. Their perimeter pressure gave Milwaukee very few good looks on jumpers...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul Uphends Milwaukee 83-61

Rosemont, IL — Myke Henry and the DePaul Blue Demons (6-1) were not very neighborly to their visitors of 90 mile north, the Milwaukee Panthers (4-5). The junior swingman scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half of a 83-61 victory. He also grabbed rebounds in a rout. Suffocating man-to-man defense and a […] The post DePaul Uphends Milwaukee 83-61 appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 25 DePaul women beat Butler 92-76

CHICAGO (AP) Brittany Hrynko scored 28 points and Jessica January added 23 to lead No. 25 DePaul over Butler 92-76 on Wednesday. Hrynko made 9 of 11 shots from the field, including 7 of 8 from 3-point range, for DePaul (5-2, 1-0 Big East Conference). She also had eight rebounds and six assists. Megan Rogowski added 14 points and Chanise Jenkins 12 for the Blue Demons. Belle Obert...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Weekly Awards: Dec. 1

Time for the weekly Chicago awards. Every week, The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week from the six schools in the Greater Chicago Area: DePaul, Northwestern, UIC, Loyola, Chicago State and Valparaiso. Here are the awards for the past week. Photo: DePaul Athletics Player of the Week DePaul had an up and down week with a win against Stanford...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul forward Tommy Hamilton IV tweaks ankle in win against Stanford

Photo: Rob Grabowski | USA Today Sports DePaul sophomore forward Tommy Hamilton IV played through what coach Oliver Purnell called an ankle strain Sunday in the Blue Demons’ win against Stanford. “I’m a little concerned about that, in terms of a one-day turnaround,” Purnell said. The injury does not sound serious, but DePaul is back in action Tuesday against Northern Illinois...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul bounces back with 87-72 upset of Stanford

In the toughest game of the season to date, DePaul (3-1) played its best basketball. The Blue Demons hosted Pac-12 contender Stanford (4-2) on Sunday and upset the Cardinal 87-72. “I’m very pleased with the way our team responded from the other night when I didn’t think we had a tremendous effort,” DePaul coach Oliver Purnell said. “You’re going to have upsets in college...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: DePaul 87, Stanford 72

A few days after losing to previously winless Lehigh at home, DePaul looked like a totally different team Sunday in a 87-72 win against Stanford. Here is The Catch and Shoot’s rapid reaction to the Blue Demons’ victory: —This team has some potential, apparently. Against its toughest non-conference opponent, DePaul played its best basketball. Stanford made its share of mistakes...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 DePaul puts away New Mexico 97-59

CHICAGO (AP) Brittany Hrynko scored 19 points and Megan Rogowski had 17 as No. 18 DePaul put away New Mexico 97-59 Sunday in the final game of the Blue Demons' season-opening tournament, the Maggie Dixon Classic. Jessica January finished with 15 points and Megan Podkowa added 13, giving DePaul four starters in double figures. Chanise Jenkins had six points and dished out six assists...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 18 DePaul beats Texas-Pan American 93-70

CHICAGO (AP) No. 18 DePaul bounced back from a loss to No. 5 Texas A&M Friday to knock off Texas-Pan American 93-70 Saturday in the second round of the Blue Devils' season-opening tournament, the Maggie Dixon Classic. Megan Podkowa scored 20 points to lead DePaul after going scoreless Friday. The Blue Demons sought payback against Texas A&M, which knocked them out of the...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Purnell: DePaul poised to contend in Big East

CHICAGO (AP) No matter how much DePaul struggled in recent years, basketball coach Oliver Purnell can envision the Blue Demons winning the Big East. In fact, he sees it happening this season. ''No one expects us to do much of anything in the Big East except for the people in this room,'' Purnell said. ''With the new group we've got ... we feel like we can compete for the Big East...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul, UIC, Loyola, Chicago St: can anyone step up?

When it comes to the state of Chicago college basketball, Northwestern is far and away the juggernaut. Of the five teams in the city, they are the only one in a power five conference, and the only one that can be considered a “high-major” right now. NU took part in the annual Chicago college basketball tip-off luncheon yesterday, but they are in a different category from the...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul, UIC, Loyola, Chicago St: can anyone step up?

When it comes to the state of Chicago college basketball, Northwestern is far and away the juggernaut. Of the five teams in the city, they are the only one in a power five conference, and the only one that can be considered a “high-major” right now. NU took part in the annual Chicago college basketball tip-off luncheon yesterday, but they are in a different category from the...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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