Friday, February 26, 2010

This Day in Blue Demon Hoops History - Feb. 26

February  26
Men’s Basketball
1984 – DePaul knocked off Louisville 73-63 in front of the eighth-largest crowd in Allstate Arena history with 17,499 fans looking on. The 1984 Blue Demons  finished the season 27-3 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before bowing out to Wake Forest in overtime, 73-71.

Women’s Basketball
1979 - In the first overtime game in DePaul women's basketball history, the Blue Demons dropped a 64-61 contest to Southern Illinois at at the 1979 AIAW State Tournament played in Carbondale. The 1979 squad captained by DePaul legends Diane Bryniarski and Patti Hie finished the season with a 23-4 mark. The 23-win total was a school record for wins that held for nearly 10 years.