2013-2014: 12-21 (3-15 Big East)
During his time at DePaul, head coach Oliver Purnell has not had the success he would wished when he started in 2010. The 2013-2014 season for the Blue Demons was not much better than the previous year. Only increasing their win total by one they struggled to compete in the Big East only winning three games. However, it is all not doom and gloom for the Blue Demons. Loaded with local kids from the Chicago area, it was Morgan Park High School product Billy Garret Jr. who emerged. The freshmen averaged 12 points per game which was good enough for second on the team. A big recruit, Garret Jr’s. decision to stay home and play for DePaul could end up being a program changing decision. Other Chicago natives on the team include Tommy Hamilton (Whitney Young) and Mkye Henry (Orr). Head to Allstate arena this season and watch the Blue Demons get their program back on track. Get the best seat for the best price with Gold Coast Tickets!
The DePaul Blue Demons operate under Coach Oliver Purnell at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. DePaul’s last NCAA Tournament appearance came in 2004 which was their 22nd appearance in the Tournament although four of them would later be vacated by the NCAA. They’ve made the Final Four twice, in 1943 and 1979, and last made the Sweet Sixteen in 1987. 32 DePaul players have made the NBA, including Wilson Chandler, Quentin Richardson, Ty Corbin, and Terry Cummings. DePaul’s move to the Big East in 2005 was made in hopes of DePaul becoming a serious contender in basketball but instead their play has mostly suffered, including going 24-71 between 2008 and 2011. And despite including going 24-71 between 2008 and 2011. And despite being the closest major conference college basketball team to the city center, DePaul has failed to grab the city’s attention which can be blamed on both the team’s play and inconvenient location of Allstate Arena. But new digs are on the way near McCormick Place, a new arena that should jump start the program making it more attractive for fans and recruits alike. Get your DePaul basketball tickets today!