Tag: Jimmy Drew

Season Recap: DePaul

This is the third of five season recaps that will appear this week. There will be one each day in reverse order of current KenPom ranking. Never has a marketing plan seemed so appropriate than this season at DePaul. The Blue Demons’ “New Era, Same Tradition” slogan rang true throughout the season. The hiring of... Read more »

DePaul's season ends with loss to Connecticut in Big East Tournament

DePaul’s season ended not with a stunning upset at Madison Square Garden, but with the whimper of an overmatched team taking on a talented, NCAA Tournament caliber squad. Connecticut’s 97-71 victory over the Blue Demons was a classic case of talent taking a sledgehammer to desire. The Blue Demons were doomed from the beginning. Having... Read more »

DePaul tops Providence to end Big East losing streak

It’s over. DePaul doesn’t have to worry about the stigma of losing every Big East game. The Blue Demons went to Providence on Thursday night on ESPN2 and beat the Friars, 79-76. Unfortunately I didn’t see the game as I was at Chicago State, but I did listen to Zach Zaidman’s call of the final... Read more »

DePaul shows progress in loss to Cincinnati

If nothing else the last two games DePaul has lost, to Louisville and Cincinnati, have given Blue Demons fans hope. Hope that things are going to get better. DePaul didn’t play its best game on Tuesday against the Bearcats, but with 0.4 seconds remaining Jimmy Drew had a chance to tie the game and his... Read more »

Blue Demons close again, still waiting for breakthrough

With just a two-day turnaround from its loss to Notre Dame, DePaul went to the Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky and almost pulled off a huge upset. The Blue Demons kept it close the entire way, but in the end the #13 Cardinals made the plays down the stretch to eek out the victory. “Our... Read more »

Connecticut's envious depth

DePaul’s game against Connecticut was a classic case of a team that was overmatched in terms of talent at almost every position. But where the talent gap became even more apparent was on the bench. And while everyone will talk about the excellent play of Kemba Walker, who scored 31 points, it was in the... Read more »

Tempo-free DePaul

Note: All statistics in this post are from ESPN.com or the magical spreadsheet that I pump the ESPN.com statistics into. Oliver Purnell’s system has opened up a whole new genre of basketball to the fans at DePaul University. The pressing, attacking offensive style makes for some super-fast paced games and some odd scores. It also... Read more »