Tag: Tony Freeland

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 »

West Virginia ready for DePaul this time

The last time West Virginia played DePaul the Mountaineers escaped with a 67-65 victory at Allstate Arena. This time in Morgantown Bob Huggins’ squad was ready and got out to a comfortable margin and maintained it throughout an 82-71 victory. There were some bright spots for the Blue Demons. Tony Freeland had a nice spin... Read more »

I'll say this about DePaul

Committing 21 turnovers, like DePaul did in last night’s game against Marquette, is unacceptable. I’m sure Oliver Purnell knows that and I’m sure the players know it too, but it needs to be drilled home. Yes, Marquette plays an aggressive style of basketball, but you still need to hang onto the basketball.  Players whose turnover... 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 »

Quick Notes from DePaul's loss to Cincinnati

The Blue Demons just lost on the road in the Big East, again. DePaul has lost 24 straight road games. The final score: 76-60 is pretty indicative of how the game went, though Cincinnati’s defense really dominated the first half. Also, this isn’t particularly earth-shattering. It’s tough to go to an opponent’s gym – especially... Read more »

DePaul's Freeland is seeing the game slow down

If you want to know how DePaul did in a game, check out the point total of Tony Freeland. The sophomore forward has scored 14 or more points in every victory and 10 or fewer points in every defeat. Earlier this season he put up a career-high in the victory over Northern Illinois, but he scored... Read more »

DePaul and UIC on different ends of close ones

The DePaul Blue Demons and the UIC Flames ended up the opposite sides of close games last night as the two teams continue to try and find their way under new coaches. The Blue Demons escaped last night with a 86-84 over Northern Illinois at Allstate Arena last night, while UIC dropped an 68-66 overtime... Read more »

DePaul's rebounding woes resurface in loss

DePaul hung tough with Oklahoma State before falling 60-56 in the first round of the 76 Classic. Marshall Moses (left) scored 27 points for the Cowboys. Yesterday I pointed out three keys to watch, here’s a quick rundown of what happened with each. 1. Easier three-point shots: The struggles of the Blue Demons continue. DePaul shot... Read more »

DePaul opens 76 Classic on Thanksgiving

The DePaul Blue Demons open the 76 Classic against Oklahoma State on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. CT time. Thus, if you want to catch the game instead of some Thanksgiving Day football games, or if they become blowouts, you can. With three players from the West Coast on the team it’s a good opportunity for... Read more »

Remember what Purnell said about rebounding?

Well, guess what happened to DePaul on Tuesday night? The Western Carolina Catamounts came to Allstate Arena and escaped with a 69-64 victory. If you analyze the box score two things stand out – offensive rebounding and free throw percentage, which I know are two things that Purnell apparently addressed immediately following the game. “Obviously,... Read more »