No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.
“We feel like we have a culture shift,” Oliver Purnell says.
DePaul University expert John Mulligan said it may not be so clear-cut with pro-Russian separatists seeking to take control of the area and possibly involved in the plane’s crash.
The new arena is set to open for the 2016-’17 season.
The Blue Demons will host three games, and the Wildcats will host two.
Doug McDermott put on a dazzling shooting display in his Big East tournament debut, scoring a record 27 of his 35 points in the first half for No. 14 Creighton during an 84-62 victory over DePaul on Thursday night.
Garrett led the conference’s freshmen in scoring and assists.
Taaxpayers should be worried because it’s a long shot that DePaul comes close to filling any arena.
DePaul freshmen Billy Garrett Jr. and Tommy Hamilton IV were both named to the Big East’s All-Rookie Team after a vote by the league’s head coaches.
The Blue Demons have earned at least a share of last place in the Big East for six straight years.
Alex Barlow scored a career-high 19 points to lead Butler to a 79-46 victory over DePaul on Thursday night.
Madeline Crowell is not your typical college freshman. Around classes, she’s working double duty as a guard on the DePaul Blue Demons basketball team as well as serving in the U.S. Army.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 25 and had 10 rebounds to lead St. John’s to a 72-64 win over DePaul on Sunday.
Brandon Young had a team-high 19 points, including four in the final minute and a half, as DePaul snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 65-60 victory over Seton Hall Tuesday night.
College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.
Davante Gardner scored seven of his 22 points in overtime, including a key three-point play, and Marquette held on for a 96-94 victory over DePaul on Saturday.
Justin Martin scored 22 points and point guard Dee Davis added 15 points and seven assists, lifting Xavier to an 83-64 victory over DePaul on Wednesday at Cintas Center.
Bryce Cotton continued his superb senior season Saturday, netting a game-high 22 points and handing out six assists as Providence ran past DePaul, 84-61.
Soon, DePaul will have some key questions to answer about its basketball program.
Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points, JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Villanova beat DePaul 87-62 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.