Sunday, February 28, 2010

This Day In DePaul Hoops History - Feb.28

February 28
Men’s Basketball
1998 - Willie Coleman compiled nine steals in DePaul's regular season-ending loss to Louisville. The Blue Demons dropped the overtime 85-82 loss to the Cardinals in the United Center. Coleman had a great 1998 season, leading DePaul in steals, assists, field goal pct. and three-point goals. The 6-1 guard from Peoria amassed  a no. 2 all-time season mark with 100 steals in 1998 season, trailing only Gary Garland's 124 in 1978-79. Coleman concluded his career fifth on the all-time steal list with 152.

Women’s Basketball
1997 - In the opening round of the 1997 Conference USA tournament hosted by DePaul, Doug Bruno's women's basketball team defeated Houston, 100-75. The 1997 team was led by captains Kris Booker, Amy Lundquist and Kim Williams, finished the season at 20-9. The squad was rewarded with an NCAA berth and a first round match-up against Duke played in Champaign. DePaul came out on the short side of a 70-56 match-up in NCAA play.