Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today in DePaul Hoops History - March 16

March 16

Men's Basketball
1989 - The 12th-seeded Blue Demons stun fifth-seed Memphis State, 66-63, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Boise, Idaho. The Joey Meyer-coached Blue Demons finished the season with a 21-12 mark after dropping the second-round to UNLV, 85-70.

The 1989 Blue Demons were captained by seniors Stanley Brundy and Terence Greene. Brundy topped DePaul, averaging 19.5 points and 10.2 rebounds for the season. Brundy's 1989 campaign made him only the fourth Blue Demon to average double figures in scoring and rebounding. The Philadelphia native compiled 1,375 career points.

Greene finished with 1,334 career points and is one of true ironmen of Blue Demon basketball. Green logged 3,585 minutes, fourth most in DePaul history. His 125 appearances in a Blue Demon uniform is the second-highest career total.

Women's Basketball

2001 - Coach Doug Bruno and his squad defeated Northern Iowa in the WNIT in overtime, 76-73. DePaul was captained by Sylvia Blakeslee, Candis Blankson, Briana Fitzgerald and Molly Watson.

The Blue Demons ended their season with a 73-62 loss to Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. The 2001 closed the book on the season with a 18-14 mark with an 8-8 record in Conference USA play.

Junior Lenae Williams was DePaul's leading scorer, posting 18.2 points per game. In her career, Williams would lead the Blue Demons in scoring three times. In her final three seasons, she averaged 18.3, 18.2 and 22.5 points per game, respectively. Williams would finish her career as the second-highest scorer in DePaul history with 2,046 points.


Hop on the Bus and Cheer on Your Blue Demons
Come join your fellow fans as we travel to Cincinnati, OH to cheer on the Blue Demons in the First Round of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Demons will face Vanderbilt on Sunday, March 21. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. (EST). The first 50 people to email Jennifer Thomas at jthoma67@depaul.edu will be eligible for complimentary transportation to and from the Cintas Center.

The bus will leave early Sunday morning and return immediately following the conclusion of the game. There will be a $25 dollar charge which will cover your ticket and food. Go Blue Demons!