DePaul Men's Basketball Game At Northwestern Will Be Televised Nationally By ESPN2
CHICAGO, Ill.- ESPN has announced the pickup of the DePaul-Northwestern men's basketball game, to be played at the Wildcats' Welsh-Ryan Arena on December 15. The game time will be switched to 8 p.m. from its original start time of 7 p.m., and be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.
The game mark DePaul’s eighth national television appearance for the 2004-05 season. The Blue Demosn will appear on ABC (Cincinnati, at Marquette) twice, ESPN (at Notre Dame) and ESPN2 (at Northwestern, at Cincinnati, Marquette, at Memphis, Louisville) five times. The Blue Demons will also be on ESPN Regional (at Tulane, Saint Louis) twice.
DePaul was 22-10 last season, won a share of the Conference USA regular-season title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to eventual national champion Connecticut. Northwestern finished with a 14-15 record last year, but went 8-8 in the Big Ten for its best mark in the conference since 1968. The Wildcats finished tied for fifth in the conference.
The Dec. 15 game at Welsh-Ryan will be the 24th meeting between these city rivals, with the Blue Demons leading the series 17-6. Last year, the two teams met for the first time in the regular season since 1997, with DePaul winning 65-53 at Allstate Arena.