Men's Basketball Opens 84th Season Saturday at Bradley
Complete Game Notes
Live Radio Broadcast
DePaul (0-0) at Bradley (0-0)
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Carver Arena (11,164)
Tonight is the season opener for both squads. The Blue Demons won both of their exhibition games, beating St. Ambrose, 89-73, and Lewis, 77-70. Bradley also won both of its exhibition games, stopping
DePaul leads the all-time series 25-13. Bradley has won the last two meetings including a 75-60 victory in last season's opener at the Allstate Arena. The Braves also won the last meeting in
The Last Meeting
Tony Bennett had 18 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals to push Bradley to a 75-60 win over DePaul in the 2005-06 season opener for both squads at the Allstate Arena. Marcellus Sommerville had 17 points and Lawrence Wright 13 for the Braves. Karron Clarke led the Blue Demons with a game-high 19 points while Marcus Heard added 15.
Jerry Wainwright is starting his second season at DePaul and his 13th as a head coach. He is 198-159 overall and 12-15 with the Blue Demons. Wainwright is 0-1 against Bradley. Jim Les is opening his fifth season as a head coach, all at Bradley. Les is 62-60 including a 2-1 slate against the Blue Demons.
There will be no live television of tonight's contest in Chicago but the game will be shown in Peoria on WEEK-TV with Lee Hall (play-by-play) and Joe Dolfonso (color commentary) mikeside.
Tonight's game will be broadcast on WSCR (670 AM) in
Jim Burr, J.D. Collins, Curtis Shaw
DePaul: at Northwestern, Nov. 14
Bradley: SIU-Edwardsville, Nov. 15