Saturday, March 6, 2010

This Day in DePaul Hoops History - March 6

March 6

Men's Basketball
2004 - DePaul beats USF, 78-66, in Tampa and clinches a share of the Conference USA championship. It marks the second time in the history of the program that the Blue Demons win a conference title and the first in C-USA. DePaul would earn the top seed in the annual league tournament, despite a five-way tie for the Championship.

The 2004 Blue Demons were coached by Dave Leitao and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning an epic double-overtime 76-69 victory over Dayton in Buffalo. The team was led in scoring by seniors Delonte Holland (16.5 ppg) and Andre Brown (13.5).

Women's Basketball
1981 - Debra Robinson pulled down 26 rebounds in a 78-72 loss to Northwestern in the IAIAW State Tournament in Chicago. The mark set the school single-game record and stood until 1985 when Tracy Manuel eclipsed the mark with 27 in 1985. Robinson's 26 rebounds still stands third all-time, trailing Manuel and record holder Latasha Byears and her 28 rebounds.

Robinson currently ranks third in career rebounding with 1,013 boards and 10th all-time in career scoring for the Blue Demon women with 1,592 points. At graduation, she was the career leader in rebounding and trailed only JoAnn Feiereisel in scoring.