Blue Demons and Fighting Irish renew their storied rivalry when DePaul travels to the Joyce Center for a 5 p.m. (CST) contest on ESPN Classic and www.depaulbluedemons.com.
DePaul (9-11, 4-4) at Notre Dame (15-4, 5-2)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Joyce Center (11,418)
Notre Dame, Ind. 5:00 p.m. (CST)
DePaul is 9-11 overall and 4-4 in the BIG EAST Conference after losing to Syracuse, 60-55, on Wednesday at the Allstate Arena. Notre Dame is 15-4 and 5-2 after beating Providence, 81-74, in overtime on Thursday at the Joyce Center. Notre Dame is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls.
Notre Dame leads the all-time series 52-44. The teams split both meetings last season with each winning at home. DePaul won the last meeting in Rosemont, 67-66, on February 8, 2007 while Notre Dame won at the Joyce Center, 78-54, on February 20, 2007. Current streak: Notre Dame 1.
The Last Meeting
Colin Falls scored all 19 of his points in the first half and led five Fighting Irish in double figures as Notre Dame beat DePaul, 79-54, at the Joyce Center on February 20, 2007. DePaul was led by Sammy Mejia’s 17 points.
Jerry Wainwright is in his 14th season as a collegiate head coach and his third at DePaul. He is 227-184 overall and 41-40 with the Blue Demons. Wainwright is 2-2 against the Fighting Irish. Mike Brey is in his eighth season at Notre Dame and his 13th as a head coach. He is 256-134 overall and 157-82 with the Fighting Irish. Brey is 5-3 against the Blue Demons.
Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPN Classic with Anthony Calhoun and Sedric Toney announcing.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast at www.depaulbluedemons.com with Steve Olken and Dave Corzine mike side.
DePaul: at Providence, Feb. 5
Notre Dame: at Seton Hall, Feb. 6