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DePaul Takes On Texas in Final Game of CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Nov. 26, 2013

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Tuesday, Nov. 26 | 6:30 p.m.
Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
Game Notes: DePaul Get Acrobat Reader | Texas Get Acrobat Reader
TV: ESPNU | Online Video: WatchESPN
Radio: WIND 560 AM | Online Audio: BlueTube

CHICAGO - DePaul takes on Texas in the consolation game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. The Blue Demons and Longhorns are scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start on ESPNU live from Kansas City. DePaul dropped a 90-72 decision to No. 12 Wichita State on Monday while Texas came up on the short end of an 86-82 score against BYU.

Tuesday’s game will be televised on ESPNU with Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Sean Farnham (analyst) handling the television duties. DePaul’s radio tandem of Zach Zaidman (play-by-play) and Jeff Blanzy (analyst) can be heard on WIND 560 AM, on BlueTube at www.depaulbluedemons.com and on DePaul’s mobile app. Live stats can be found on GameTracker at www.depaulbluedemons.com while in-game scoring updates and notes can be followed at www.twitter.com/depaulsid.

DePaul enters the game at 3-2 after the 90-72 loss against Wichita State. DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell is in his fourth season at DePaul and his 26th as a head coach at the collegiate level. Texas is 4-1 overall and is led by Rick Barnes who is in his 16th season leading the Longhorns. Texas holds a 7-3 advantage in the series with Tuesday’s game serving as the first meeting since November 1999 in the San Juan Shootout.

Following the Texas game, DePaul hosts Oregon State on Sunday, Dec. 1 at Allstate Arena. The Blue Demons and Beavers can be seen on FOX Sports 1 starting at 3 p.m. The game can also be heard on WIND 560 AM. The game is the first of two straight against Pac-12 opponents with Arizona State visiting Rosemont on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

DePaul-Texas Notables: Texas leads the all-time series by a 7-3 margin... the game is the first between the two sides since a 68-64 Texas win on Nov. 26, 1999 in San Juan, Puerto Rico... DePaul is 31-38 all-time against the current line-up of Big 12 programs... DePaul’s most common Big 12 opponent is Oklahoma State with the Cowboys winning 12 of 20 all-time meetings against the Blue Demons.

It Could Happen: Brandon Young will be playing in his 100th career game Tuesday night... with five points, Young (1,457 pts.) passes Howie Carl (1,461 pts., 1958-61) for 12th on DePaul’s all-time scoring list... with seven points, he passes Curtis Watkins (1,463 pts., 1975-79) for 11th place... with 10 points, Cleveland Melvin records his 80th career game in double-figures... with three rebounds, Cleveland Melvin (612 rebs.) passes Dave Mills (614 rebs., 1963-66) for 25th in program history... with seven boards, he passes McKinley Cowsen (618 rebs., 1957-60) for 24th place... with four field goals, Melvin (629 FG) passes Tom Kleinschmidt (632 FG, 1991-95) for fourth place all-time.