Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18
Men’s Basketball
1959 - Billy Haig made 14 free throws in DePaul’s 70-63 victory over Louisville in Alumni Hall . The effort ranked as the fifth-best performance in school history at the time. Little more than a week earlier, Howie Carl set the current school record, knocking down 23 free throws in a game against Marquette.
The 1959 season saw DePaul amass a 13-11 mark, which included three games in the NCAA Tournament. The team's success was a precursor for a pair of  consecutive 17-win seasons to follow.
Women’s Basketball
2005 -  Standout guard Jenni Dant pilfered the Billikens with nine steals in DePaul’s  82-64 win. Dant’s nine steals in a game ranks third in DePaul history.  She would lead the Blue Demons in steals from 2002-04.  The 2005 Blue Demons were a No. 5 seed and advanced to the second round in the NCAA Tournament.