Blue Demons Set To Battle Flames
Complete Game Notes
DePaul (5-3) hosts UIC (3-4)
Saturday, December 18, 2004
Allstate Arena (17,500)
Rosemont, Ill. - 1:00 p.m. (CST)
DePaul is 5-3 after losing to Northwestern 56-52 on Wednesday in Evanston, Ill. UIC is 3-4 after losing to Duke 88-58 on Tuesday in Durham, N.C.
Neither DePaul or UIC is mentioned in either the Associated Press or ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls.
DePaul has won the only meeting between the two schools 78-53 on December 1, 1981. The game was played at the Rosemont Horizon (now Allstate Arena) but it was UIC’s home game.
DePaul’s Dave Leitao is in his third season with the Blue Demons and his fifth as a head coach. He is 65-61 overall and 43-26 at DePaul. He has never faced UIC. Jimmy Collins is in his ninth season as a head coach, all at UIC. He is 134-113 and has never faced the Blue Demons.
Today's game will be televised by Fox Sports Chicago with Eric Collins (play-by-play) and David Kaplan (color commentary) handling the announcing duties.
There is no DePaul radio broadcast for today's game. The contest will be broadcast on WMVP (1000 AM) in Chicago.
DePaul: Rhode Island, (Dec. 30)
UIC: UW-Parkside, Tuesday (Dec. 21)