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Long Time Rivals Meet Saturday at Notre Dame



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)

The Records
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.

The Series
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.

The Coaches
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.

Television
Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPN Classic with Anthony Calhoun and Sedric Toney announcing.

Radio
Saturday’s game will be broadcast at www.depaulbluedemons.com with Steve Olken and Dave Corzine mike side.

Up Next
DePaul: at Providence, Feb. 5
Notre Dame: at Seton Hall, Feb. 6