Blue Demons and Red Raiders play at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU at the Old Spice Classic
Nov. 24, 2011
ORLANDO - The DePaul Blue Demons take on Texas Tech in the second game of the Old Spice Classic on Friday afternoon. The Blue Demons and Red Raiders are scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. ET start in Orlando, Fla. at the HP Field House after both teams lost in their openers on Thursday. DePaul dropped an 86-85 decision to Minnesota while Texas Tech lost, 60-49, against Indiana State. DePaul faces either Arizona State or Wake Forest on Sunday to conclude the tournament.
Friday's 2:30 p.m. ET start can be seen on ESPNU with Bob Picozzi (play-by-play) and Tim Welsh (analyst) calling all the action. The entire Old Spice Classic can also be seen on ESPN3D and online at ESPN3. Live stats are available online at www.depaulbluedemons.com and in-game scoring updates and notes can be followed as well at www.twitter.com/depaulsid.
Following the Old Spice Classic, DePaul opens its 32nd season at Allstate Arena with Ole Miss visting Rosemont for the BIG EAST/SEC Challenge on Dec. 1.
Noting the Blue Demons: The men's basketball program is 1,374-862 (.615) all-time... the Blue Demons have knocked down at least one three-pointer in 551 straight games... DePaul's last game without a three was Feb. 16, 1993 against UAB at Allstate Arena... the Blue Demons are 307-132 (.699) all-time in Rosemont... DePaul is 5-1 (.833) all-time in games at McGrath-Phillips Arena... the Blue Demons have won four of their first five games in two of the last three seasons (2008-09 and 2009-10).
The DePaul-Texas Tech Series: DePaul and Texas Tech meet for the just the second time... the Blue Demons won the lone meeting, 50-47, on Dec. 17, 1983... the game was played in Toyko, Japan in a tournament called the Suntory Ball.
It Could Happen: A win would give DePaul a 3-1 start for the second time in the last three seasons... a win would also be No. 1,375 in program history... Jeremiah Kelly needs one steal for sole possession of 17th on DePaul's career steals list... he has 126 and is tied with Sammy Meija (2003-07)... Kelly also needs one assist for sole possession of 21st all-time... he is tied with Joe Ponsetto (1975-78) at 264 assists.