Blue Demons and Bulldogs Meet Saturday in the South Loop
Jan. 19, 2018
DePaul vs. Butler
Saturday, Jan. 20 | 1 p.m.
Wintrust Arena | Chicago, Ill.
TV: FS1 | Online: FOX Sports Go
Radio: WSCR 670 AM | Online: BlueTube
The Series: Saturday is the 15th all-time meeting between the two programs... Butler leads the series, 8-6... Butler has won seven straight in the series including two wins last season... the Bulldogs posted a 70-69 overtime decision on Jan. 21 at Allstate Arena followed by a 82-66 margin on Feb. 19 at Hinkle Fieldhouse... Butler won the first meeting during the 1938-39 season by a score of 39-29 at the Chicago Armory... the two sides met in the 1940-41 season, twice during the 1970's and twice in the 1980's... since Butler joined the BIG EAST, the Bulldogs have won seven of eight meetings... two of the eight games have gone to overtime.
It Could Happen: Eli Cain needs five points to move into 47th on DePaul's all-time scoring list... with 10 points, Tre'Darius McCallum records his 30th career game in double-figures... five three-pointers move Max Strus from a tie for 20th to 15th place on DePaul's single-season three-point field goal list... he enters the Butler game with 50 three's this season.
Demon Doings: Notes following DePaul's 70-52 loss at Marquette on Monday:
- Monday was the 121st meeting between DePaul and Marquette... the Golden Eagles lead the series, 75-46 with four straight wins in the series.
- DePaul's .167 (2-12) three-point percentage was the lowest team total of the season... DePaul's 21 points marked the lowest first-half total of the season... the 29 points allowed in the second half matched the fewest allowed by the Blue Demons in the second half this season... DePaul also held UIC to 29 second-half points on Dec. 9.
- Brandon Cyrus and Tre'Darius McCallum both played in their 50th career game.
- Max Strus knocked down his 50th three-pointer of the season... he is the 18th player in program history to make at least 50 three's in a season.
Trendy: The Blue Demons have placed at least four players in double-figures in 12 of 18 games including three games with five in double-figures... a year ago, at least four scored in double-figures six times (32 games)... six different players have led DePaul in scoring this season... DePaul is 4-0 this season when Tre'Darius McCallum makes the first Blue Demon bucket... among the league's freshmen, only Jaylen Butz and Villanova's Omari Spellman are ranked in the top 30 rebounders... DePaul leads the BIG EAST with 12.8 offensive rebounds per game... the Blue Demons are third with a .338 offensive rebound percentage and fourth with a turnover margin of +1.9... in BIG EAST games only, DePaul leads the league with 42.8 rebounds per game, 14.8 offensive rebounds per contest and a .362 offensive rebound percentage... DePaul is also second with a +7.2 rebound margin and third in defensive field goal percentage (.448), defensive rebounds (28.0 drpg) and defensive rebound percentage (.747)... DePaul's 16.8 assists per game are ranked fourth in conference play.
Game 20 - Jan. 24 at Georgetown: DePaul travels to Washington, D.C. for a Wednesday night game against Georgetown... the game can be seen on FS1 and heard on WIND 560 AM at 7:30 p.m. CT... Wednesday's game is the 39th meeting all-time and second of the season between DePaul and Georgetown... the Hoyas hold a 30-8 advantage in the series... Georgetown won the first meeting, 90-81, on Jan. 2 at Wintrust Arena... the Hoyas are currently 12-6 overall and 2-5 in BIG EAST play... Georgetown hosts St. John's on Saturday afternoon before the Blue Demons visit Capital One Arena.
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