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Villanova-DePaul Preview

Riding high heading to Villanova three weeks ago, DePaul's upset hopes were quickly quashed. Now the slumping Blue Demons enter the rematch dealing with some defensive issues and could have a rough day against an offense which may have rediscovered its groove. Still, coach Jay Wright doesn't expect his seventh-ranked Wildcats to have an easy time when they visit DePaul on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

DePaul drops second straight at Providence

After starting its three-game road trip on a high note with a win at Seton Hall last week, DePaul (11-11, 5-4 Big East) fell for the second straight time away from home Thursday afternoon at Providence (16-5, 6-2). The Blue Demons got off to a slow start and made a late-push in the second half, but the Friars held them off 83-72 thanks to a triple-double from sophomore point guard Kris...
Via The Catch and Shoot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Jan. 26

1. Illinois (13-8, 3-5 Big Ten). Last week: 1 Illinois split a pair of games last week, beating Purdue but losing to Minnesota. The Illini have a good chance to get back to .500 in the Big Ten with their next two games coming at home against Penn State and Rutgers.   2. DePaul (11-10, 5-3 Big East). Last week: 2 DePaul fell out of first place in the Big East with a loss Saturday...
Via The Catch and Shoot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon State Is The DePaul Of The West… Only Better

This is becoming a special college basketball season for a number of programs that, in recent years, have known nothing other than misery. Teams that have slogged through hopeless seasons over the past half-decade are finally beginning to dig out of a cave and rediscover what it means to live in the light. Two of the foremost examples of programs that have, at long last, managed...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon State Is The DePaul Of The West… Only Better

This is becoming a special college basketball season for a number of programs that, in recent years, have known nothing other than misery. Teams that have slogged through hopeless seasons over the past half-decade are finally beginning to dig out of a cave and rediscover what it means to live in the light. Two of the foremost examples of programs that have, at long last, managed...
Via The Student Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

#24 Seton Hall Dropped by DePaul 64-60; Blue Demons Snap 51 Game Losing Streak Against Ranked Opponents

Angel Delgado Had 19 Points and 19 Boards for Seton Hall/nj.comby Cory Pontarollo@Cory_Pontarollo#24 Seton Hall broke out on a 9-0 run to take a 55-47 advantage of the DePaul Blue Demons with 5:49 to play in regulation on Thursday. It looked like nothing could go wrong against a DePaul team that had never won at Seton Hall and had lost 51 straight against ranked opponents. But, the...
Via College Hoops Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett, Henry lead DePaul past No. 24 Seton Hall 64-60

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Billy Garrett Jr. scored 14 points before fouling out and Myke Henry also had 14 to help DePaul come from behind and edge No. 24 Seton Hall 64-60 on Thursday night. It was DePaul's first win on the road against Seton Hall, and it snapped a 51-game losing streak for the Blue Demons (11-8, 5-2) against ranked teams - dating to 2008, when they defeated No. 17 Villanova...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Plethora of close games teaches DePaul fine line between winning and losing

DePaul has not played exceptionally well despite an exceptional start — at least by DePaul’s standards — in the Big East. The Blue Demons have played fine and better than expected considering they ended non-conference play with a six-game losing streak that included losses to Illinois State, Ohio and Loyola Marymount. But their overall play is not indicative of a team that...
Via The Catch and Shoot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul upsets St. John’s in overtime thriller

DePaul turned on the jets in the second half, scoring 42 points to erase a double-digit deficit and force overtime against St. John’s. In the extra period, the Blue Demons outlasted the Red Storm for a 71-67 victory. “It was a similar game to all of our home wins,” DePaul coach Oliver Purnell said. “It was similar to our home loss to Georgetown. If you take care of the...
Via The Catch and Shoot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul beats St. John's in OT after erasing 11-point deficit

  Myke Henry scored 19 and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to help DePaul overcome an 11-point second-half deficit and beat St. John's 71-67 in overtime on Sunday. Billy Garrett Jr. made 13 of 13 free throws and finished with a season-high 20 points for DePaul (10-9, 4-2 Big East), which already has its most conference wins since the 2007-08 season. Aaron Simpson added a career...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Jan. 19

1. Illinois (12-7, 2-4 Big Ten). Last week: 1 Illinois’ NCAA Tournament hopes are thinning after Sunday’s home loss to Indiana. The Illini did eke out a road win against Northwestern earlier in the week, which kept them from falling too far in the Big Ten standings. Photo: DePaul Athletics 2. DePaul (10-9, 4-2 Big East). Last week: 4 DePaul would amazingly be No. 1 in these...
Via The Catch and Shoot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul Rallies to Beat St. John’s 71-67

Rosemont, IL — It was the tale of two halves for the DePaul Blue Demons. Billy Garrett Jr. led all scorers with 20 points. as DePaul ended their two-game skid in Big East competition, rallying to beat the St. John’s Red Storm 71-67 in overtime. The Red Storm opened up the game with a 5-0 […] The post DePaul Rallies to Beat St. John’s 71-67 appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
Via Outside Analysis
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul comes backs, beats St. John's 71-67 in OT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Myke Henry scored 19 and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to help DePaul overcome an 11-point second-half deficit and beat St. John's 71-67 in overtime on Sunday. Billy Garrett Jr. made 13 of 13 free throws and finished with a season-high 20 points for DePaul (10-9, 4-2 Big East), which already has its most conference wins since the 2007-08 season. Aaron Simpson...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: DePaul’s Bench Is Pretty Pumped About A Big Three-Pointer By Myke Henry

The DePaul Blue Demons are just 9-9 this season, but don’t accuse them of not having fun. The team’s bench has been making waves with some great celebrations after big shots over the last few games, and today’s close game with St. John’s is no exception. After guard Myke Henry hit a big three to tie the game at 45, the bench decided to ride the train. DePaul is hanging in...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hrynko lifts DePaul to 84-75 OT win over St. John's women

NEW YORK (AP) Brittany Hrynko scored 25 points to help DePaul beat St. John's 84-75 in overtime on Friday in front of the first sellout crowd in Red Storm women's basketball history. DePaul (13-5, 5-1 Big East) scored the first seven points of the extra session to take an 80-73 lead and St. John's (13-5, 4-2) couldn't recover. This game was a rematch of last season's Big East tournament...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul women's coach Doug Bruno gets contract extension to 2020

  DePaul has extended women's basketball coach Doug Bruno's contract through the 2019-20 season. The school announced the one-year extension on Wednesday. Bruno has coached at the school for 29 years and won 572 games at his alma mater. The Blue Demons have reached the NCAA tournament each of the past 12 seasons. Last year, they won the Big East regular season and conference tournament...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul gives women's hoops coach Bruno extension to 2020

CHICAGO (AP) DePaul has extended women's basketball coach Doug Bruno's contract through the 2019-20 season. The school announced the one-year extension on Wednesday. Bruno has coached at the school for 29 years and won 572 games at his alma mater. The Blue Demons have reached the NCAA tournament each of the past 12 seasons. Last year, they won the Big East regular season and conference...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Georgetown 78, DePaul 72

ROSEMONT, Ill. — DePaul tried to continue its impressive yet surprising start to Big East play Tuesday, but the Blue Demons lost to Georgetown in a close battle, 78-72. Here are The Catch and Shoot’s reactions and thoughts: —DePaul didn’t die, but it missed several key chances late in the game. After going toe to toe with Georgetown for most of the game and leading for 15...
Via The Catch and Shoot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Weekly Awards: Jan. 5

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. Player of the Week Photo: DePaul Athletics DePaul sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. averaged 17 points...
Via The Catch and Shoot
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hrynko, No. 25 DePaul run past Georgetown, 105-85

WASHINGTON (AP) Brittany Hrynko scored a career-high 42 points and had seven assists to lead No. 25 DePaul women past Georgetown 105-85 on Sunday. Hrynko made 17 of 31 field goals, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range, and had five steals. DePaul (10-5, 2-1 Big East), which cracked the 100-point plateau for the second time this season and came into the game averaging 88.6 points...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Leer, Coyer lift Villanova past DePaul 79-76 in OT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Emily Leer scored 25 points, Caroline Coyer added a career-high 23 to lead Villanova to a 79-76 upset of No. 25 DePaul in overtime on Friday. Leer's layup with three seconds left in regulation forced the overtime and then the Wildcats (6-7, 1-1 Big East) held the Blue Demons (9-5, 1-1) to two free throws in overtime. Brittany Hrynko made DePaul's last field goal...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 23, 2014  |  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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 21, 2014  |  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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 21, 2014  |  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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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