Blue Demons and Hoyas tip at 8 p.m. in our Nation's Capital
Jan. 21, 2014
Game Notes: DePaul | Georgetown
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WASHINGTON, DC – The DePaul women’s basketball team puts its two-game BIG EAST Conference winning streak on the line when it plays at Georgetown on Wednesday. The Blue Demons and Hoyas tip at 8 p.m. (ET) at McDonough Arena while the game will be carried live on DePaul’s Blue Tube. Dave Bernhard and Patricia Babcock McGraw will call the action courtside and GameTracker is also available. In-game scoring updates and notes can be followed at twitter.com/DePaulWBBSID.
DePaul (13-5, 4-2 BIG EAST) has won its last two games behind the excellent play of junior guard Brittany Hrynko. The Philadelphia native earned her first career BIG EAST Player of the Week honor after scoring 13 of her 16 points in the second half at Seton Hall, while she scored 20 points in the Blue Demons win over Villanova on Sunday.
Last week, Hrynko averaged 18 points, five rebound and 4.5 assists. For the year, she is averaging 11.9 points and leads the team with 5.8 assists per game which ranks 29th among all Division I players.
Chanise Jenkins helps to run DePaul’s talented backcourt and owns the 14th-best assist-to-turnover ratio in the country. The sophomore is averaging 5.3 assists per game while she has just 32 turnovers on the season for an impressive 2.97 assist-to-turnover ratio. Jenkins and Hrynko have accounted for 200 of the Blue Demons 371 assists, while DePaul’s 20.6 assists per game ranks third in the country behind Notre Dame (22.4) and Connecticut (21.3).
Georgetown (7-11, 1-5 BIG EAST) has dropped its last two games while it has lost seven of its last eight. The Hoyas are led by freshman Natalie Butler, who is averaging a double-double with a BIG EAST best 13.4 rebounds and ranks ninth in scoring with 14.9 points. Butler, who is the reigning BIG EAST Freshman of the Week, has earned the league’s top weekly rookie honor in seven weeks this season which ties for the third-most in the conference with Connecticut’s Rebecca Lobo.
Wednesday’s game marks the 11th all-time meeting between the Blue Demons and Hoyas. DePaul leads the all-time series 8-2 and is 3-1 in games played at McDonough Arena. The Blue Demons have won the last three series meetings with its last loss coming in 2010 in Washington DC.
DePaul continues its two-game road trip with a Noon (ET) contest at Butler on Sat., Jan. 25.
The Blue Demons return to Lincoln Park for a 7 p.m., on Jan. 29 BIG EAST game with rival Marquette.
Tickets for all DePaul athletic events can be purchased on DePaulBlueDemons.com, by calling the ticket office at (773) 325-SLAM or visiting the ticket office which is located at 2323 N. Sheffield Avenue in Chicago.