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Basketball Mon Mar 16 2009

Meanwhile, Over on Belden Ave. ...

While the Fighting illini and 64 other teams gear up for The Big Dance (kudos to anyone who can come up with another nickname for the NCAA Tournament) and the also-rans lick their wounds on the way to the NIT, DePaul... well, let's just say they're probably turning their focus on the women's softball season.

It wasn't the best season for the Blue Demons. They finished 8-22 overall and 0-17 in the Big East. Not exactly the type of record that causes a buzz on campus and fosters big dreams for the next season. So with that in mind, the Blue Demon's fan site, We Are DePaul, looks elsewhere when it comes to recapping the year in Chicago collegiate hoops with its all-city collegiate team. Sure a Blue Demon makes the first team, but surprisingly two players form little-hearalded Chicago State University make the grade.

To be fair, DePaul's basketball season isn't a complete wash yet. The women's team learns today whether they get their ticket punched for... ugh... The Big Dance with a selection party slated for 5 p.m. at McGrath Arena. The lady Blue Demons had a better time of it this season than their male counterparts, finishing with a 23-9 record.

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