Sixth-seed DePaul holds off Oklahoma 90-79

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Amarah Coleman and Kelly Campbell each scored 17 points and sixth-seeded DePaul held off a second-half comeback by Oklahoma for a 90-79 win on Friday in the opening round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. Ashton Millender and Mart’e Grays both added 16 for the Blue Demons (27-7), which used 3-pointers to jump to an early lead that it never lost. DePaul...
2 days ago

DePaul students, alumni call for firing of AD in newspaper ad

DePaul’s fanbase has reached a boiling point after 11 straight losing seasons.A full-page ad appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times this weekend calling for the firing of DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto. The ad pointed to the futility of the Blue Demons men’s basketball program under Ponsetto’s tenure as well as their tens of millions in sunk costs. Noted at the bottom was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul beats Louisville 73-72 behind January's 25 points

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Jessica January scored 18 of her season-high 25 points in the first half and No. 6 seed DePaul held off third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday in the second round of the women's NCAA tournament. The junior guard's final point was the decisive margin as she made the second of two free throws with 14.5 seconds. She also had a team-high eight rebounds and five...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville and DePaul renew series for spot in Sweet 16

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) DePaul and Louisville will add another chapter to their shared history for a spot in the Sweet 16 following big wins in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament. Sunday's game is the 32nd in a series that dates back to 1983. The third-seeded Cardinals host No. 6 seed DePaul with the winner moving to the Dallas regional. Louisville trailed by 3 after...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

DePaul sweeps Big East player and coach of the year awards

CHICAGO (AP) DePaul guard Chanise Jenkins was honored as the Big East player of the year Wednesday. She averaged 15.7 points and 5.4 assists in conference games this season to lead the 18th-ranked Blue Demons to the regular-season title. The Blue Demons' Doug Bruno was selected as the conference's coach of the year for the second time in three seasons. Marquette's Allazia Blockton...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 19 DePaul women beat Marquette 98-65

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jessica January had 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and handed out nine assists on Saturday as No. 19 DePaul closed the season with its eighth straight win 98-65 over Marquette. Brooke Schulte had 16 points and Chanise Jenkins scored 14 for DePaul (24-7, 16-2 Big East), which will have the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Megan Podkowa and Ashton Millender...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 21 DePaul women roll to 78-52 win over Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Jessica January scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead No. 21 DePaul to a 78-52 win over Creighton on Sunday. Chanise Jenkins added 11 points and Lauren Prochaska 10, including a trio of 3-pointers, for DePaul, which hit 31 of 63 from the field with 21 assists to win their seventh straight game. Jaqui Grant and Megan Podkowa had nine points apiece for the...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2016  |  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

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 started...
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

3-point shooting, turnovers vault Stanford past DePaul

Marcus Allen scored 17 points Tuesday as Stanford overpowered DePaul, 79-60, at Maples Pavilion. With the loss, DePaul dropped to 0-5 against the top 150 in KenPom. DePaul guard Billy Garrett Jr. tries to drive by Stanford forward Michael Humphrey. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)   Stanford (5-3) opened the game on a 9-3 run with Allen, a junior guard, contributing five early...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 16, 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 half when...
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 into 27...
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 7...
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 coach...
Via FOX Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

DePaul snags 3-star guard Devin Gage

Dave Leitao targeted the Chicago Public League with is latest signee, and the result is 6-foot-2 floor general Devin Gage.Gage reportedly had offers from Bradley, UIC and Toledo as well. As a junior for Curie High School, Gage posted marks of 17.6 points per game, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals.Gage is the first commit for the Blue Demons' 2016 recruiting class. (h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via FOX Sports
June 22, 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 2016...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

To know DePaul coach Leitao is to 'appreciate a special human being'

DePaul basketball isn't simply trying to win basketball games based on their new coaching hire: They're trying to change the program's entire culture.Ironically enough, the more things change, the more they stay the same for the Blue Demons. This is Leitao's second stint as DePaul's head coach, but the program floundered during his absence. Leitao sang the national anthem on Wednesday...
Via FOX Sports
May 14, 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

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