Monday, March 1, 2010

This Day in DePaul Hoops History - March 1

March 1

Men's Basketball
1980 - Mark Aguirre scored 40 points in DePaul's regular season-ending victory over Illinois State in Alumni Hall in Lincoln Park. The 40-point output ranks No. 9 all-time at DePaul for single-game scoring. The Chicago native reached the 40-point barrier five times while only six other DePaul men have reached that plateau - Stanley Brundy (twice), George Mikan, Dave Corzine, Howie Carl, David Booth and Sammy Mejia.

Women's Basketball
1979 - Under the direction of head coach John Lawler, the Blue Demons closed the 1978-79 season with a 67-56 win over Western Illinois at the AIAW State Tournament held in Carbondale, Illinois. The Blue Demons led by captains Diane Bryniarski and Patti Hie finished the season with a 23-4 mark in DePaul's fifth season of varsity women's basketball.