DePaul basketball falls short to Providence in 2OT

DePaul basketball lost a close game to the Providence Friars last Sunday, coming up just short in a double overtime game with a score of 95-90. This was the Demons’ first conference game and only their second game of the season, due to COVID-19 problems within the program. The Blue Demons have experienced three different COVID related pauses this season, forcing them to cancel or postpone their first 10 games. DePaul has now lost its last six consecutive Big East openers, while Providence improves to a 6-3 overall record and 2-1 in the Big East. Throughout the game, the Blue Demons stayed resilient, keeping the Friars from running away with a win and creating small leads throughout play. The Demons and Friars

DePaul basketball gifts a winning season opener

DePaul basketball got its first game and its first win in the books Wednesday night when it beat the Western Illinois Leathernecks 91-72. As the last major team to get their season going, fans expected the Blue Demons to come out hot - and they did not disappoint, starting the season with a 12-0 run. With the team having spent more time in quarantine than in practice and with a limited roster of only eight scholarship players available, Coach Dave Leitao and his team put on a show for the season opener. A big question for the Blue Demons was to see how Valparaiso transfer Javon Freeman-Liberty might fit into the team and how he could help take some pressure off DePaul's

DePaul basketball season finally set to begin

DePaul basketball is set to finally kick off its season on Wednesday night against the Western Illinois Leathernecks at Wintrust Arena. This game was originally slated for Nov. 25, but has been postponed several times due to various COVID protocol restrictions. Tonight’s game can be seen on FS1 starting at 9 p.m. ET. This is DePaul’s first game of the season, while the Leathernecks come into tonight’s game at 2-4. Their last game was a 81-63 win against University of Tennessee-Martin on Dec. 20. DePaul’s start of season has been delayed multiple times, following the initial pause in basketball activities on Nov. 19. This first pause delayed DePaul’s first four games of the season, resulting in canceled games against Chicago State, Alcorn State

DePaul basketball deals with COVID issues

DePaul basketball was supposed to kick off its season last Sunday, Dec. 6 against the Iowa State Cyclones, but just hours before tipoff, the game was cancelled due to COVID-19 protocol guidelines. Just two days later on December 8, DePaul suspended all basketball activities for the week, including two scheduled games against Seton Hall and Villanova, which would have opened DePaul’s Big East conference season. DePaul’s new Athletics Director DeWayne Peevy issued the following statement: “As we continue to abide by COVID-19 protocols, we must pause our men’s basketball activities. These are difficult decisions but there is nothing more important than the safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. I continue to admire the resilience of our coaches and players as we work through