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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 Associated Press
1 day 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...
Via Associated Press
15 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
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...
Via Associated Press
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 24 DePaul women pull away from Georgetown 75-53

CHICAGO (AP) Megan Podkowa had 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three blocks and No. 24 DePaul dominated the second half Friday night for a 75-53 win over DePaul. Jessica January, Brooke Schulte and Ashton Millender added 11 points each and Chanise Jenkins 10 for the Blue Demons (12-5, 4-0 Big East), who won their fourth straight, ninth straight over the Hoyas. January...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 Moments of 2015, No. 5: DePaul starts Big East play 3-0

Although no local teams made the NCAA Tournament, 2015 was the best year in a long time for Chicago college basketball. The Catch and Shoot has chosen its top 10 moments of the year and will be rolling out one per day until New Year’s Eve, when the No. 1 moment will be revealed.   5. DePaul starts 3-0 in Big East play for first time In nine Big East seasons, DePaul had never...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Collins Gets First Career Win over DePaul

Northwestern head basketball coach Chris Collins picked up his first career victory over DePaul on Saturday afternoon (Getty Images)   ROSEMONT, IL- Back on December 7th, 2013, Northwestern head coach Chris Collins was handed his first defeat against DePaul University thanks to a last second jump shot. But on Saturday, Collins got his revenge. Thanks to an overtime period in which...
Via The Sports Journal
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Leitao: Failure to play “possession by possession” decisive in Little Rock loss

Little Rock’s trademark defense smothered DePaul from the start of Saturday night’s 66-44 blowout, snapping the Blue Demons’ four-game winning streak. Early on, the Blue Demons hung close, down 18-13 nearing  eight minutes remaining in the first half. But after a long string of missed shot attempts and turnovers, DePaul fell apart. “If you go all the way back to the first...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Little Rock 66, DePaul 44

CHICAGO — Little Rock held DePaul to 0.72 points per possession Saturday to leave Chicago with a 66-44 win and an 8-0 record. Here’s a breakdown of what we saw and learned in the ugly loss for DePaul:   —Little Rock’s pressure caused tons of trouble for DePaul. The Blue Demons turned the ball over in 32.8 percent of their possessions, and the Trojans turned those miscues...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Halftime: Little Rock 32, DePaul 23

CHICAGO — Pressure defense and bench production have given Little Rock a 32-23 lead over DePaul at halftime. DePaul (5-3) was productive inside, shooting 8-of-14 (57.1 percent) from 2-point range against one of the nation’s top interior defenses. However, the Blue Demons missed all six of their attempts from beyond the arc. They also left points at the foul line, shooting just...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul adds another 2016 commit

On Tuesday night, 2016 shooting guard Brandon Cyrus announced that he had committed to DePaul, hours after his Lumiere School (Indiana) picked the Blue Demons."Thank you to all my family and friends who supported me through the long recruiting process, as well as the coaches and staffs that took the time to recruit me to their schools," Cyrus said in a tweet. "However, I have decided...
Via Fox Sports
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul unveils 2015-16 non-conference schedule

The DePaul Blue Demons unveiled their 2015-16 non-conference schedule yesterday.A variety of locales await DePaul as the non-conference schedule takes the team from the Virgin Islands to the San Francisco Bay.“This non-conference schedule will provide our team many opportunities and put our team in many different situations to prepare us for the BIG EAST schedule,” said head...
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul snags three-star guard for 2016 class

Ever since Dave Leitao returned to coach at DePaul University, he has been nothing but positive for the Blue Demons’ program. He and the team have turned their focus on the Chicago Public High School League and the team has landed two big pickups for the team in the next two seasons. One of those players is three-star point guard Devin Gage, who has committed to DePaul for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: DePaul HC Dave Leitao takes singing lessons

DePaul Blue Demons head basketball coach Dave Leitao is set to return to the program in a big way. Before Leitao starts his second tenure with DePaul on the sidelines, he will be flexing his golden pipes on May 14. Leitao will be singing Take Me Out To The Ball Game at the Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets game. Since Leitao knows plenty of eyes will be on him for the big moment, he...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Forget “Clemsoning”: It is “Depauling” That The Blue Demons Do Not Want to be Taken Seriously

Many Big East Conference fans have grown accustomed to the new version of the old league. I mean, not everything in it has changed. So the adjustment to it seems to have been rather smooth. Jay Wright is still the sharpest dressed man, the conference tournament continues to be played at Madison Square Garden, and the DePaul Blue Demons are the mainstays as the cellar-dwellers of...
Via The Student Section
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bobby Hurley the front-runner for DePaul job

Bobby Hurley has only been a college basketball head coach for two seasons, but that may be enough to convince a big program to hire him. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Hurley is the front-runner for the DePaul job. DePaul is looking for a new head coach after firing Oliver Purnell two weeks ago after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

End of an Error: With Oliver Purnell Gone What’s Next for DePaul?

The Oliver Purnell era is over at DePaul. This comes to the surprise to no one with a fully functioning brain. Purnell’s Blue Demons have been cellar-dwellers in most of his years with the program, with the only exception being this season, when the team was in first place of the Big East Conference — for a full four days. That’s history, though. There are no sane reasons...
Via The Student Section
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: Big win for the Jays

Creighton faced off against the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday night. After a big game from James Milliken, the Bluejays came out on top, winning by 13 points. What does this win mean for Creighton as they try to finish off the end of a very disappointing season? Let’s see. Confidence With this win, the Bluejays are no longer last in the Big East. Marquette has taken over as the...
Via isportsweb.com
February 27, 2015  |  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
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

COMMIT: JUCO PG Aaron Simpson to DePaul

Just a day after news broke that the DePaul Blue Demons lost an incoming combo guard recruit in Jon Davis, DePaul landed his replacement in junior college guard Aaron Simpson. Simpson, a native of North Chicago, pledged to Detroit just over a week ago, but has apparently switched to DePaul. Simpson was originally headed to Illinois State out ...
Via Hoopniks
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul women give up 11-point 1st-half lead

DePaul was aggressive and opportunistic for the first 19 minutes against No. 5 Kentucky. However, an early 11-point lead slipped away as the visiting Wildcats forced a halftime tie and then took command in the second half on the way to beating the Blue Demons 96-85 Thursday night. Brittany Hrynkko scored 20 points, Megan Rogowski had 19, and Megan Podkowa and Jasmine Penny added...
Via Associated Press
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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