Posts in category "NCAA Basketball"

DePaul Blue Demons Hosts 15th NCAA Selection Party

DePaul Blue Demons Hosts 15th NCAA Selection Party
While the Northwestern Wildcats Men’s Basketball team will have the eyes of Chicago on Sunday, awaiting its first-ever NCAA tournament selection, another Chicago-area team will quietly wait for its 15th NCAA tournament berth. The DePaul Blue Demons, ranked #17 in the country, is the most consistently successful college basketball program in the Chicago area (also the most... Read more »

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another
“One of the greatest ever. As a coach, competitor, colleague, mentor…Coach (Pat) Summitt defined greatness and set the bar for the rest of the sport. Thank you for the greatest games, the fiercest rivalry, and for the inspiration for success. Rest in Peace, Coach.  Statement from UConn Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma, on the death of... Read more »

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons
The DePaul Blue Demons are headed to their fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen in program history, and their second in the last three years, after toppling third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament. Sunday’s win was the first for DePaul against a No. 3 seed in program history. DePaul (27-8) now... Read more »
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DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend

DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend
One of the most under-reported and under-appreciated stories in Chicago sports is the continued excellence of DePaul’s women’s basketball team, coached by NCAA basketball legend Doug Bruno, who’s now entering his 30th season as coach of the Lady DePaul Blue Demons. Let’s take a look at their record, shall we? Consider these accomplishments: NCAA Tournament... Read more »

Can UConn be stopped in Women's NCAA before Geno Auriemma can't go through hoops anymore?

Can UConn be stopped in Women's NCAA before Geno Auriemma can't go through hoops anymore?
Every way I slice the Women’s NCAA bracket, it comes out the same way. It’ll be the UConn Huskies vs. the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Women’s NCAA Championships. Geno Auriemma will have his 10th title. It goes like this:     For the title, UConn will beat St. Francis Brooklyn, California, and Louisville to... Read more »

Good hair? SportClips great for women sports fans, too

Good hair? SportClips great for women sports fans, too
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DePaul Women are the team to beat for Big East Title

DePaul Women are the team to beat for Big East Title
The NCAA Women’s Basketball season is right around the corner…. Time to head back to McGrath-Phillips Arena for DePaul women’s basketball. They’re opening the season against southwest suburban St. Xavier University on Tuesday, October 28. DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons are coming off their most successful year ever: DePaul (29-7) tied the school record for most... Read more »

Predictions: UConn, Notre Dame, and an Historic Women's NCAA Championship Game

Predictions: UConn, Notre Dame, and an Historic Women's NCAA Championship Game
Many have said that this matchup was inevitable, until Notre Dame’s ‘boss’ Natalie Achonwa was injured. However, Tuesday’s NCAA championship game between Geno Auriemma’s UConn. Huskies (39-0) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish (36-0) is already in the history books: 1) As the Tennessean notes,  it’s the first time in 75 years that two unbeaten teams have... Read more »

DePaul Women Seek History in NCAA Elite Eight

DePaul Women Seek History in NCAA Elite Eight
In the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the DePaul women have already: Scored a record-setting combined 204 points with Oklahoma in the Round of 64 Beat a hungry, frustrated Duke women’s team in the Round of 32 by relying on outside shooting and stone-cold defense Is it now time to ‘boldly go’ where no DePaul... Read more »
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RESPECT: DePaul Keeps Dancin', Advancin' to NCAA Sweet 16

RESPECT: DePaul Keeps Dancin', Advancin' to NCAA Sweet 16
Happy Birthday, Sweet 16!!! For the DePaul Lady Blue Demons, coming off a 104-100 win over Oklahoma in the first round, which was the highest-scoring regulation game in tournament history, the next contest seemed to be one that only the Devil himself could arrange. On the home court of the #2-seeded Duke Blue Devils, whose brother... Read more »