DePaul Blue Demons women's basketball

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DePaul Blue Demons
2015–16 DePaul Blue Demons women's basketball team
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University DePaul University
Conference Big East
Location Chicago, IL
Head coach Doug Bruno (30th year)
Arena Sullivan Athletic Center
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Blue Demons
Colors Royal Blue and Scarlet[1]
         
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2006, 2011, 2014, 2016
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1990*, 1992*, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference tournament champions

Conference USA
2005


Big East Conference
2014, 2015
Conference regular season champions

North Star Conference
1987, 1988, 1989


Great Midwest Conference
1992


Conference USA
1996, 2005


Big East Conference
2014, 2015, 2016

The DePaul Blue Demons women's basketball team represents DePaul University in Chicago. The school is one of the seven core schools that left the original Big East Conference in 2013 to form the current Big East Conference. Before joining the original Big East in 2005, the Blue Demons previously competed in Conference USA, the Great Midwest Conference, and the North Star Conference.[2] The women’s basketball team began competing in the IAIAW in 1974-1975 under coach Debbie Miller and had their first winning season two seasons later, obtaining an 11-10 record under current coach Doug Bruno.[2]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Blue Demons made their 20th appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2015. After the 2015 tournament, their combined record is 15–21.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1990 #8 Round of 48
Round of 32
Western Kentucky
Washington
W 73–63
L 77–68
1991 #12 Round of 48 Oklahoma State L 81–80
1992 #11 Round of 48
Round of 32
Arizona State
Penn State
W 67–65
L 77–54
1993 #11 Round of 48 Louisiana Tech L 59–70
1995 #13 Round of 64 George Washington L 79–87
1996 #7 Round of 64
Round of 32
Southern Methodist
Iowa
W 96–82
L 71–72
1997 #12 Round of 64 Duke L 56–70
2003 #9 Round of 64 Utah L 64–73
2004 #9 Round of 64
Round of 32
George Washington
Tennessee
W 83–46
L 59–79
2005 #5 Round of 64
Round of 32
Virginia Tech
Liberty
W 79–78
L 79–88
2006 #4 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Liberty
Tulsa
LSU
W 68–43
W 71–67
L 56–66
2007 #10 Round of 64 Georgia Tech L 54–55
2008 #10 Round of 64 Marist L 57–76
2009 #7 Round of 64 San Diego State L 43–68
2010 #11 Round of 64 Vanderbilt L 76–83 (OT)
2011 #3 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Navy
Penn State
Duke
W 56–43
W 75–53
L 63–70
2012 #7 Round of 64
Round of 32
Brigham Young
Tennessee
W 59–55
L 48–63
2013 #10 Round of 64 Oklahoma State L 56–73
2014 #7 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Oklahoma
Duke
Texax A&M
W 104–100
W 74–65
L 84–65
2015 #9 Round of 64
Round of 32
Minnesota
Notre Dame
W 79–72
L 79–67
2016 #6 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
James Madison
Louisville
Oregon State
W 97–67
W 73–72
L 83–71

2015–16 Roster[edit]

2015–16 DePaul Blue Demons women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Home town
G 24 Allen, TanitaTanita Allen 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Whitney Young Chicago, Ill.
F 4 Bennett-Swanson, MeriMeri Bennett-Swanson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) RS So Vernon Hills Vernon Hills, Ill.
G 10 Coleman, AmarahAmarah Coleman 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) So Homewood-Flossmoor Bolingbrook, Ill.
F 34 Grant, JacquiJacqui Grant 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr Maine South Park Ridge, Ill.
F 35 Grays, Mart'eMart'e Grays 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Detroit Martin Luther King Jr. Detroit, Mich.
F 44 Harvey-Carr, BrandiBrandi Harvey-Carr 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Jr Leap Academy Camden, N.J.
G 14 January, JessicaJessica January 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Richfield Richfield, Minn.
G 13 Jenkins, ChaniseChanise Jenkins 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Sr Whitney Young Chicago, Ill.
F 15 Liebenberg, ElriElri Liebenberg 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) RS Fr Bergsig Academy Rustenburg, South Africa
G 23 McGee, CentreseCentrese McGee 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Sr Thorton Fractional North Calumet City, Ill.
G 1 Millender, AshtonAshton Millender 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So Marian Catholic Glenwood, Ill.
G/F 30 Podkowa, MeganMegan Podkowa 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sr Trinity Glenview, Ill.
G 10 Prochaska, LaurenLauren Prochaska 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So Trinity Chicago, Ill.
G 22 Schulte, BrookeBrooke Schulte 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr Mater Dei Germantown, Ill.
G 45 Waldron, MeghanMeghan Waldron 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) RS Fr Wheaton Warrenville South Wheaton, Ill.
Head coach

Doug Bruno

Assistant coach(es)

Jill M. Pizzotti
Candis Blankson
Bart Brooks


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: October 31, 2015

Year by year results[edit]

Source[3] [4] [5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Debbie Miller (Independent) (1974–1976)
1974-75 Debbie Miller 3–8 IAIAW
1975-76 Debbie Miller 7–12 IAIAW
Debbie Miller: 10–20
Doug Bruno (Independent) (1977–1979)
1976-77 Doug Bruno 11–10
1977-78 Doug Bruno 16–6 IAIAW
Doug Bruno: 27–16
John Lawler (Independent) (1978–1980)
1978-79 John Lawler 23–4 IAIAW
1979-80 John Lawler 11–13 AIAW Midwest
: 34–17
Ron Feiereisel (Independent, North Star) (1980–1984)
1980-81 Ron Feiereisel 18–14 AIAW Midwest
1981-82 Ron Feiereisel 18–12 NWIT Sixth Place
1982-83 Ron Feiereisel 13–15
North Star Conference
1983-84 Ron Feiereisel 12–16 5–5 3rd
Ron Feiereisel: 61–57 5–5
Jim Izard (North Star) (1984–1988)
1984-85 Jim Izard 19–9 7–7 5th
1985-86 Jim Izard 21–7 8–6 4th
1986-87 Jim Izard 23–8 5–1 1st NWIT Seventh Place
1987-88 Jim Izard 27–4 9–1 1st NWIT Champions 22
Jim Izard: 90–28 29–15
Doug Bruno (North Star, Great Midwest, Conference USA, Big East (original), Big East (current)) (1988–present)
1988-89 Doug Bruno 23–10 12–2 T-1st NWIT Sixth Place
1989-90 Doug Bruno 22–10 10–2 2nd NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1990-91 Doug Bruno 19–12 11–3 3rd NCAA First Round
Great Midwest Conference
1991-92 Doug Bruno 21–10 8–2 1st (GM) NCAA Second Round (Bye)
1992-93 Doug Bruno 20–9 8–2 2nd NCAA First Round
1993-94 Doug Bruno 10–20 5–7 4th
1994-95 Doug Bruno 20–9 9–3 2nd NCAA First Round
Conference USA
1995-96 Doug Bruno 21–10 13–1 1st (CUSA Blue) NCAA Second Round 23
1996-97 Doug Bruno 20–9 10–4 T-4th (American) NCAA First Round
1997-98 Doug Bruno 11–18 5–11 T-7th (CUSA)
1998-99 Doug Bruno 12–15 7–9 4th (American)
1999-2000 Doug Bruno 18–12 10–6 2nd (American) WNIT Sixteen
2000-01 Doug Bruno 18–14 8–8 T-3rd (American) WNIT Sixteen
2001-02 Doug Bruno 15–14 8–6 4th
2002-03 Doug Bruno 22–10 10–4 3rd NCAA First Round
2003-04 Doug Bruno 13–7 10–4 4th NCAA Second Round 25
2004-05 Doug Bruno 26–5 13–1 1st NCAA Second Round 20 17
Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2005-06 Doug Bruno 27–7 11–5 T-3rd (Big East) NCAA Sweet Sixteen 15 13
2006-07 Doug Bruno 19–13 8–8 10th NCAA First Round
2007-08 Doug Bruno 20–12 8–8 T-8th NCAA First Round
2008-09 Doug Bruno 23–10 10–6 T-4th NCAA First Round
2009-10 Doug Bruno 21–12 9–7 T-6th NCAA First Round
2010-11 Doug Bruno 29–7 13–3 T-2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 10 9
2011-12 Doug Bruno 23–11 9–7 8th NCAA Second Round 24
2012-13 Doug Bruno 21–12 9–7 T-6th NCAA First Round
Big East Conference
2013-14 Doug Bruno 27–6 15–3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen 23 22
2014-15 Doug Bruno 27–8 15–3 T-1st NCAA 2nd round
2015-16 Doug Bruno 27–9 16–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen 20 21
Doug Bruno: 614–318 266–132
Total: 807–439

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ DePaul University Graphic Identity Guidelines (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b DePaul Women's Basketball All-Time Results, retrieved 2013-Aug-11.
  3. ^ "Media Guide" (PDF). Conference USA. Retrieved 11 Aug 2013. 
  4. ^ "Media Guide". DePaul University. Retrieved 11 Aug 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013–14 Big East Women's Basketball Standings". Big East Conference. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 

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