Blue Demons Open Season Tonight
DePaul (0-0) vs. Loyola-Chicago (0-0)
Allstate Arena (17,500)
Tonight's game is the season opener for both squads. Each team went 2-0 during the exhibition season.
Neither team is mentioned in either the Associated Press or ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls.
DePaul leads the series 35-17 and has won eight consecutive meetings between the two schools. The Blue Demons won the last contest (95-74) on
DePaul’s Dave Leitao is kicking off his second season with the Blue Demons and is 16-13. Leitao is 38-48 in three seasons as a head coach and is 1-0 against Loyola-Chicago. Larry Farmer is in his sixth season at Loyola-Chicago and his 12th as a head coach. Farmer is 62-82 with the Ramblers and 157-159 overall. He is 2-4 all-time against the Blue Demons.
Tonight's game will be televised by Fox Sports Chicago with Eric Collins (play-by-play) and the award-winning David Kaplan (color commentary) handling the announcing chores.
There will be no live DePaul radio for tonight's game.
For complete game notes, please visit the “current game notes” icon on the men’s basketball page.