Thursday, March 4, 2010

This Day in DePaul Hoops History - March 4

March 4

Men's Basketball
2009 - Will Walker, who will play his final home game on Friday night against St. John's, turned in the second-most prolific three-point output in a single game when he made seven treys in a loss against West Virginia. The guard from Bolingbrook tallied 31 points against the Mountaineers. Walker has eclipsed the 30-point plateau four times in his career which allows him to join a very exclusive Blue Demon group who have scored 30+ points in a contest more than four times: Mark Aguirre (17 times), George Mikan (13 times), Kleinschmidt (eight times), Booth (five times), Walker (four times) and Stanley Brundy (four times).

Through the conclusion of the game against USF,  Will Walker has compiled 1,331 career points, ranking him 18th all-time at DePaul behind Terence Greene. With several good performances, Walker may have the chance to break into the top 15 all-time.

Women's Basketball
1976 - DePaul women's basketball dropped a first-round AIAW State Tournament match-up against Northeastern Illinois in Macomb, Ill. The 1975-76 team, led by DePaul's first women's basketball coach Debbie Miller, completed the school's second season of varsity competition with a 7-12 mark. Judy Hojnowski and Jean Lenti captained the squad. The two captains were stalwarts as leaders with Hojnowski serving as a captain for two seasons, while Lenti held the captain title for an unprecedented four campaigns.