Advertisement

 CHICAGO (AP) -Curtis Watkins, a member of DePaul's 1979 Final Four basketball team, has died. He was 51.
Watkins died Monday night, the school said. His daughter, Monique, told the Chicago Sun-Times that he died of a blocked artery at his home in the Chicago suburb of Harvey.
Former coach Joey Meyer, then an assistant on father Ray Meyer's staff, called Watkins the secret weapon on a Final Four team that featured Mark Aguirre and Clyde Bradshaw.
Watkins scored 24 points in DePaul's win over UCLA that sent the Blue Demons to the Final Four. Indiana State, which featured Larry Bird, defeated DePaul in the semifinal game.
Watkins ranks 10th on the school's all-time scoring list and ninth in rebounds. Meyer called Watkins a coach's dream because of his ability to score and play defense.
Advertisement
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds   Mike Krzyzewski’s current priority consists of guiding the U.S. men’s national team to gold at the Rio Games. Soon enough, though, the iconic...
Thumbnail Simmons-less Tigers begin new chapter The Ben Simmons Experience, at least collectively, ultimately went down as a major disappointment for LSU. With head coach Johnny Jones feeling the heat, can...
Thumbnail Cardinals to attack ACC all over again Louisville’s 2015-16 campaign couldn’t have ended on a more ignominious note. This year, however, essentially begins in paradise.
Thumbnail Michigan State ready to get back to business The preliminary matchups for the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis were revealed yesterday, with Michigan State set to take on St. John’s in the first of three...
Thumbnail Trimble returning to Maryland The Maryland Terrapins got some good news last week as Melo Trimble announced he will be returning to the team for his junior...
More inNCAAB Articles  
Advertisement

NCAAB Team Pages