Men's Basketball: November 2012 Archives

Afternoon Shootaround... TV for Fairfield Game

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In addition to tonight's game on The U Too (WCIU-DT2) in Chicago, the Blue Demons and Stags can also be seen in the following markets...

Market (Rank) - Station
New York (1) - SNY
Chicago (3) - WCIU-DT2
Washington, DC (8) - MASN
Baltimore (27) - MASN
Hartford-New Haven (30) - SNY-CT
Milwaukee (34) - TW-WI
New Orleans (51) - Cox New Orleans
Providence-New Bedford, R.I. (53) - Cox New England
Green Bay-Appleton, Wis. (69) - TW-WI2

The game can also be seen online at ESPN3 - ESPN3 LINK - and on the Watch ESPN app starting at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

Afternoon Shootaround... Gardner-Webb

With the team going through shootaround right now at Allstate Arena, here's a few notes, links and video for tonight's game against Gardner-Webb.

Three things to keep an eye on...
1. Gardner-Webb is coming off a home loss Wednesday night against Lipscomb. The Runnin' Bulldogs caught an early flight to Chicago this morning and play tonight at Allstate Arena.
2. In DePaul's last two regular-season games the Blue Demons have outscored opponents by a combined 60 points. The Blue Demons defeated Seton Hall by 28 points in the last regular-season game of the 2011-12 season and opened the 2012-13 campaign last Friday with a 32-point win over UC Riverside. In between those two wins was a 14-point loss to Connecticut in the BIG EAST Tournament.
3. The Cancun Challenge features three games tonight with Gardner-Webb at DePaul, Howard at Iowa and Western Carolina at Wichita State.

Some pre-game media...

- Toni Ginnetti at the Chicago Sun-Times previews tonight's game: DePaul men's basketball focused on finishing off opponents this season
- Fred Mitchell's quick look in today's Chicago Tribune: Gardner-Webb at DePaul
- A pre-game rundown at DePaul vs. Gardner-Webb Game Preview

About Last Night... UC Riverside

DePaul opened the regular season with a 91-59 win over UC Riverside at McGrath-Phillips Arena. Here's some additional notes, links, etc. from the game.

- The 32-point margin of victory marked just the fourth time in the last 25 season openers that DePaul won by at least 30 points. Friday's margin was the fourth-highest in the last 25 years.

DePaul 105, Howard 61 (+44) on Nov. 20, 1999
DePaul 103, Chicago State 68 (+35) on Dec. 1, 1992
DePaul 114, Chicago State 81 (+33) on Nov. 14, 2010
DePaul 91, UC Riverside 59 (+32) on Nov. 9, 2012

- DePaul scored 91 points in both its exhibition win and the game against UC Riverside. In the exhibition game, the Blue Demons defeated Lewis by a 91-74 score.
- Cleveland Melvin set a new career high with five steals against the Highlanders... his previous high was three on two occasions.
- Melvin reached double-figures for the 49th time in 59 career games... he now has 943 points moved him into 51st on DePaul's all-time scoring list.
- The game was the third of a basketball tripleheader at McGrath-Phillips Arena with the DePaul women's team knocking off Nicholls State in the Maggie Dixon Classic. Head coach Doug Bruno and the Blue Demons face Dayton tonight in the championship game. In case you missed it, Bob Sakamoto put together a great story on the legacy of Maggie Dixon.

- AP recap from the Houston Chronicle - DePaul rolls past UC Riverside 91-59
- Story from Chicago Sun-Times - DePaul goes deep, thumps UC Riverside in opener
- Game story from the Chicago Tribune - Young scores 20 in DePaul's 91-59 win
- BIG EAST rundown at - BIG EAST Court Report: Nov. 9
- Game stories from DePaul's - Second Half Spurt Propels DePaul to Win - and - DePaul Opens Season With 91-59 Victory - websites

As more information becomes available for the UC Riverside postgame, we'll add it here.

One more thing... the "NBA Jam Highlight of the Night"



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