The Countdown: BIG EAST Media Day and NBA
Oct. 19, 2017

CHICAGO - This week's edition of The Countdown looks at the Blue Demons traveling to New York for the annual BIG EAST Media Day at Madison Square Garden and the start of the 2017-18 NBA season with Wilson Chandler playing for the Denver Nuggets. As the calendar counts down to the opening game at Wintrust Arena on Nov. 11, a weekly notebook on DePaul basketball will be online every Thursday.

The Countdown
- 5 days until the DePaul Tip-Off Luncheon at Wintrust Arena
- 17 days until the exhibition game against IU Northwest at Wintrust Arena
- 23 days until regular-season opener against Notre Dame at Wintrust Arena

Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon Next Week
DePaul's annual tip-off luncheon is scheduled for next week at Wintrust Arena. The preseason event starts at 10:30 a.m. with tours of the DePaul facilities followed by lunch and a program hosted by Zach Zaidman featuring players and coaches from both the men's and women's basketball programs.

Cain, Cyrus and Strus Represent DePaul at BIG EAST Media Day
Eli Cain, Brandon Cyrus and Max Strus as well as head coach Dave Leitao represented the Blue Demons at the annual BIG EAST Media Day at Madison Square Garden.

Chandler Makes NBA Debut
DePaul alum Wilson Chandler made his 2017-18 NBA debut with nine points in 34 minutes off the bench. Chandler's appearance marked a DePaul presence in the NBA in 42 of the last 43 seasons.

In addition to Chandler, DePaul alum Tyrone Corbin is an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns and David Booth is the Director of Player Personnel for the New Orleans Pelicans. DePaul graduate and former graduate assistant Brandon Bailey starts his tenure as head coach in the G-League with the Maine Red Claws. The Red Claws open their season on Nov. 3.

Wintrust Arena Purse and Bag Policy
For all events including DePaul men's and women's basketball, Wintrust Arena will implement the use of metal detectors and follow policy limiting the size and style of bags allowed in the facility.

More Information: Wintrust Arena Purse and Bag Policy

Ticket Information
Full season ticket packages which include all 17 DePaul men's basketball home games at Wintrust Arena are on sale now and start at just $170. Season ticket holders enjoy significant savings, the best choice of seat locations, flexibility of attending every home game, as well as presale opportunities for other events at Wintrust Arena.

Two season ticket packages are available for the 2017-18 women's basketball season. The six-game Wintrust Arena ticket package includes all six regular-season home games played at the new facility in the South Loop. The Wintrust Arena ticket package is on sale now and starts at just $50 per seat. All remaining home games played at McGrath-Phillips Arena on the Lincoln Park campus are part of the McGrath-Phillips Arena season ticket package for $70.

BIG EAST packs, mini plans and single game tickets are all on sale. Group tickets for parties of 15 or more are available.

More Information: Online Ticket Office

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