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Patrick Sellers joins Dave Leitao's staff at DePaul

New DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao has hired Patrick Sellers as an assistant coach, the school said Monday. Sellers spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Creighton. He joins associate head coach Rick Carter, who was hired away from Xavier in April, and assistant Billy Garrett, whom Leitao retained from Oliver Purnell's staff when Leitao took over on March 29.
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Sellers named to DePaul staff

Photo: Creighton Athletics Big East veteran Patrick Sellers has joined the coaching staff at DePaul as an assistant coach, the school announced Monday. Sellers spent the last two seasons at Creighton and also coached at Connecticut under Hall of Famer Jim Cahoun from 2004 to 2010. “Coach Sellers is a great addition to our coaching staff here at DePaul,” said head coach...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul will host Northwestern next season in start of five-year series

DePaul and Northwestern agreed to a five-year series last spring, and the Blue Demons confirmed a CBS report Tuesday that they will host the first game of the series Dec. 19, 2015. Northwestern has the potential for some upward movement in the Big Ten next season with five starters returning. DePaul will also have an experienced group with three starters returning and several bench...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carter, Billy Garrett join Leitao’s staff at DePaul

Former Xavier coach Rick Carter and longtime DePaul assistant Billy Garrett officially joined the staff of new Blue Demons head coach Dave Leitao, the school announced Friday. Carter joins as associate head coach after being an assistant at Xavier the last two seasons. He has spent most of his career in the Midwest, also spending time on the staff at Missouri, Western Michigan...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Chicago Awards for the 2014-15 Season

All-Chicago Team Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul Garrett increased his shooting percentages and assist-turnover ratio during his sophomore season. The 6-foot-6 point guard will be a force in the Big East moving into the latter half of his collegiate career. Jay Harris, UIC In his one season at UIC as a graduate transfer, Harris was quite the entertaining scorer. Although he shot just...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul’s season ends with first round loss to Creighton at Big East Tournament

DePaul’s hot stretch and lead in the Big East standings seems years away now. The Blue Demons’ season ended Wednesday with a 78-63 loss to the Creighton Bluejays in the first round of the Big East Tournament, the team’s eighth straight loss and 11th in the final 12 games. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images DePaul (12-20, 6-12 Big East) played a strong first half. After falling behind...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul-Butler Preview

Butler didn't have much success establishing Hinkle Fieldhouse as a home-court advantage in its first season in the Big East, but lately conference opponents are getting a good idea of how tough it can be to win in the historic venue. The 22nd-ranked Bulldogs continue a home-heavy stretch Saturday against surprisingly improved DePaul looking to win five straight overall and five...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul closes on 16-3 run to put away Seton Hall

  Jamee Crockett scored 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field to lead DePaul to a 75-62 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. With the score tied at 59 with 4:48 remaining, DePaul ripped off 16 of the game's final 19 points, with nine coming from Billy Garrett Jr. to seal the win. Garrett had 20 points and Myke Henry added 11 with five boards for DePaul (12-12 6-5 Big...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul races by Seton Hall, 75-62

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Jamee Crockett scored 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field to lead DePaul to a 75-62 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. With the score tied at 59 with 4:48 remaining, DePaul ripped off 16 of the game's final 19 points, with nine coming from Billy Garrett Jr. to seal the win. Garrett had 20 points and Myke Henry added 11 with five boards for DePaul...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul tops No. 24 Seton Hall after 51 straight losses to ranked teams

  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. Darrick...
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January 22, 2015  |  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...
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January 22, 2015  |  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...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul-Seton Hall Preview

Seton Hall has learned that life in the Top 25 can be difficult if it isn't totally prepared for each challenge that awaits. Looking to bounce back from their latest defeat, the No. 24 Pirates face another tough task while trying to remain undefeated at home all-time against an improved DePaul team Thursday night. Since returning to the poll for the first time in three years Jan...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Weekly Awards: Jan. 19

It’s 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 UIC has been struggling, but senior guard Jay Harris turned in another high...
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January 19, 2015  |  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...
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January 19, 2015  |  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.
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January 18, 2015  |  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...
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January 18, 2015  |  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...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul-Villanova Preview

The preseason favorite in the Big East coaches' poll, Villanova has largely played to expectations and should contend for that title. DePaul, though, has emerged as a wholly unexpected surprise early in league play, and the conference-leading Blue Demons look to end a 48-game losing streak to ranked opponents Saturday versus the eighth-ranked Wildcats. College basketball in Chicago...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Big East-leading DePaul is enjoying ride from worst to first

Forrest Robinson smiled and raised his arms after the clock struck zeroes on DePaul's latest victory. A few of his teammates exchanged high-fives and the coaches slapped a few backs. No one would have been surprised if the Blue Demons had been even more demonstrative in their celebration. Their three-game win streak to start Big East play is a major accomplishment for the Chicago...
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January 08, 2015  |  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...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Garrett helps DePaul outlast Xavier 71-68

CHICAGO (AP) -- Billy Garrett Jr. had 15 points and matched a career-high with 10 assists as DePaul outlasted Xavier for a 71-68 victory on Saturday. Forrest Robinson added 17 points and Jamee Crockett had 10 for the Blue Demons (8-7, 2-0 Big East), who shot 52.2 percent from the field and hit 10 3-pointers. Trevon Bluiett paced Xavier (10-4, 1-1) with 19 points and 12 rebounds,...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Garrett helps DePaul outlast Xavier 71-68

CHICAGO (AP) Billy Garrett Jr. had 15 points and matched a career-high with 10 assists as DePaul outlasted Xavier for a 71-68 victory on Saturday. Forrest Robinson added 17 points and Jamee Crockett had 10 for the Blue Demons (8-7, 2-0 Big East), who shot 52.2 percent from the field and hit 10 3-pointers. Trevon Bluiett paced Xavier (10-4, 1-1) with 19 points and 12 rebounds, Myles...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul rallies from 13 down to defeat Marquette

  Billy Garrett Jr. and Jamee Crockett rallied DePaul from a 13-point deficit to beat Marquette 61-58 in the Big East opener for both teams on Wednesday. Garrett scored eight of his 19 points in the last 3:31. His 3-pointer tied the game at 55 at 1:56 and his free throw 42 seconds later gave DePaul (7-7) the lead for good. Crockett extended the Blue Demons to 58-55 with 44 seconds...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul erases second-half deficit to upset Marquette in Big East opener

DePaul (7-7, 1-0 Big East) appeared headed for its seventh-straight loss Wednesday facing a 13-point deficit in the second half of its game against Marquette (8-5, 0-1). But the Blue Demons ended a rough 2014 on a high note, coming back to defeat the Golden Eagles 61-58 behind a game-high 19 points from sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. Though Garrett was the driving force in the...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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