Monday, February 22, 2010

This Day in Blue Demon Hoops History

February 22
Men’s Basketball
1961 – Ray Meyer’s Blue Demons defeated Louisville, 75-67, on the road. The win started a four-game win streak that earned DePaul a berth in the NIT with a 17-8 mark. DePaul was led in scoring by sharp shooter Howie Carl (21.0 ppg) and big man M.C. Thompson (16.3 ppg).

Women’s Basketball
1996 – The Blue Demons, under the direction of head coach Doug Bruno, eclipsed Memphis, 109-88, in Memphis. The victory was part of a nine-game winning streak that secured a 13-1 mark enroute to a Conference USA title. The 1996 squad behind the leadership of captains Tawona Alhaleem, Becky Blacharcyzyk and Latasha Byears, advanced to the NCAA Tournament while compiling a 21-10 record.