DePaul Looks for Sunday Shutdown at Georgetown
Jan. 20, 2018
RV DePaul at Georgetown
Sunday, Jan. 21 | 1:00 PM (CT)
McDonough Arena | Washington, D.C.
TV: CBS Sports Network
Live Stats: Gametracker
WASHINGTON – When something goes awry, these Blue Demons respond with a sense of urgency and come out fighting in the very next game.
DePaul (14-6, 6-2) will need every bit of that call to arms at 1 p.m. Sunday when it faces a dangerous Georgetown team that dismantled BIG EAST leader Marquette 85-58 on Friday night.
The conference showdown at McDonough Arena will be nationally televised by the CBS Sports Network.
After sustaining its worst loss of the season to No. 1/1 Connecticut, the Blue Demons bounced right back with a resounding 92-63 victory over rival Northwestern. After a close loss to then-No. 2/2 Notre Dame, DePaul beat IUPUI before opening the league season with wins over Seton Hall and St. John’s.
A loss at Marquette was followed by a four-game winning streak in which the Blue Demons prevailed by an average of 26 points per game.
DePaul would do well to ramp up its defensive game against the Hoyas and come away with another shutdown in this city.
On Friday, Georgetown (8-10, 3-5) had its best offensive performance since opening the season with a 93-41 victory over Howard. The Hoyas also held explosive Marquette to four points in the second quarter and 11 in the third.
Coach Doug Bruno’s team will enter Sunday’s game leading the nation in three-pointers and will be the focus along with the Golden State Warriors of a feature on three-point shooting that will air at 9:40 p.m. Sunday night on WGN-TV’s “Instant Replay” show.
The Blue Demons have reached double figures from beyond the arc five games in a row and also lead the country in three-pointers per game and three-point attempts. Ashton Millender leads the BIG EAST in threes and is No. 17 in the nation, connecting on 42 percent of her shots (62-of-149).
In addition to leading the country in three-point shooting, DePaul is also second in the nation in assists and fifth in assists per game and assist-turnover ratio. Kelly Campbell is No. 3 in NCAA Division I in assist-turnover ratio and No. 18 in assists.
The 5-foot, 10-inch guard from Wall, N.J. also has 94 rebounds in her last nine games and leads the Blue Demons in rebounding, assists, steals, field goal and free throw percentage. Mart'e Grays is the leading scorer at 14.2 points per game followed by Millender at 13.7. Amarah Coleman averages 12 points per game, Campbell is at 10.9 and Chante Stonewall averages 10.4.
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