DePaul Travels to Milwaukee for First Road Game
Nov. 18, 2013
Tuesday, Nov. 19 | 7 p.m.
CHICAGO - DePaul hits the road for the first time this season as the Blue Demons play at Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Start time between the Blue Demons and Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Arena.
The Opponent - Milwaukee Panthers: Milwaukee stands at 4-1 after sweeping three games in three days at the NIU Invitational over the weekend... the Panthers defeated San Jose State (64-61), James Madison (77-66) and host Northern Illinois (82-69)... Matt Tiby leads five players averaging in double-figures with 14.6 points per game and a team-high 8.8 rebounds per game... the Panthers were picked to finish ninth in the nine-team Horizon League preseason poll... DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell is 3-1 all-time against Milwaukee.
The Series: Tuesday is the 13th meeting between the two programs... DePaul has won 11 of 12 games... all 12 previous contests have been on DePaul's home floor... the Blue Demons and Panthers are meeting for the fourth straight season... DePaul posted an 84-50 win on Dec. 9, 2012 that followed an 87-76 victory for Milwaukee on Dec. 5, 2011.
The Last Meeting: DePaul rolled to an 84-50 win over visiting Milwaukee on Dec. 9, 2012... Donnavan Kirk led four in double-figures with 14 points... Jamee Crockett and Brandon Young each added 13 and Cleveland Melvin scored 11 points... the Blue Demons led, 45-27, at halftime and held the Panthers to just a .258 team field goal percentage for the game.
Against the Horizon League: DePaul is 68-19 all-time against the current membership of the Horizon League... the Blue Demons have faced Detroit 36 times and hold a 29-7 record against the Titans... DePaul is also 16-6 against Valparaiso, 11-1 against Milwaukee, 5-3 against Green Bay and 4-1 against UIC.
It Could Happen: Tuesday's game will be No. 2,300 for DePaul since the start of the first full recognized season in 1923-24... men's basketball was played at DePaul prior to that season but records are incomplete... Cleveland Melvin (1,514 pts.) needs 21 points to pass Terry Davis (1,534 pts., 1989-93) for eighth place on the all-time scoring list... Melvin needs one rebound for 600 career rebounds... with six field goals, Melvin (618 FG) moves into fifth place all-time... Davis is currently fifth with 623 career field goals... Brandon Young needs two field goals for 500 in his career... with 27 points, Young (1,422 pts.) would pass Rod Strickland (1,448 pts., 1985-88) for 13th all-time in scoring.
Demon Doings: Notes following DePaul's 81-72 win against Wright State on Nov. 16:
Who's Next: DePaul travels to Kansas City for the final two games of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic... the Blue Demons face Wichita State in the first game on Monday, Nov. 25 at the Sprint Center... Monday's game marks the second straight year the two programs meet in a regular-season tournament... Wichita State defeated DePaul, 75-62, at the Cancun Challenge last November... DePaul leads the series by a 4-3 margin... the game can be seen at 9 p.m. CT on ESPN3 and the Zach and Jeff Show can be heard on WSCR 670 AM... DePaul then faces either BYU or Texas on Tuesday, Nov. 26.