DePaul Vs. Marquette: Showdown on Sheffield
Jan. 28, 2018
CHICAGO – Nothing like a marquee showdown of the two top teams in the BIG EAST before a nationally televised audience to get the juices flowing and the hype machine cranked up.
Chicago-area basketball fans and those tuning into the FS1 telecast are in for a treat when longtime rivals DePaul (15-6, 7-2) and Marquette (14-6, 8-1) clash at 8 p.m. Monday in Lincoln Park with the outcome having a huge implication on the conference race.
What makes this such a fascinating matchup is that in some ways, these two powerhouses are mirror images of one another. Both rely on a guard-oriented lineup, pressure defense and a free-wheeling, high-scoring attack. DePaul comes in averaging 84 points a game and Marquette 81.7.
Coach Doug Bruno’s team will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak to the Golden Eagles after having won the previous five encounters.
The Blue Demons have reached double figures from beyond the arc six games in a row and lead the country in three-pointers. They went a sizzling 15-of-31 from deep in their last game, a 78-62 win Jan. 21 at Georgetown. In that game, Tanita Allen recorded her third double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Ashton Millender leads the BIG EAST in threes and is No. 19 in the nation, connecting on 42 percent of her shots (64-of-154).
In addition to leading the country in three-point shooting, the Blue Demons entered the week No. 1 in three-pointers per game and No. 2 three-point attempts, No. 3 in assists, No. 5 in assists per game and assist-turnover ratio and No. 10 in scoring offense.
The 5-foot, 10-inch Campbell also has 105 rebounds in her last 10 games and leads the Blue Demons in rebounding, assists, steals, field goal and free throw percentage. Mart'e Grays is the leading scorer at 14.5 points per game followed by Millender at 13.5. Amarah Coleman averages 12.1 points per game, Campbell is at 10.7 and Allen averages 10.
Coach Doug Bruno comes into Monday night’s game needing four more wins for 700 in his iconic Hall of Fame career.
- MEN'S SPORTS
- WOMEN'S SPORTS
- Ticket Office
- BUY TICKETS NOW
- Wintrust Arena Fan Guide
- Student Ticket Information
- Student Bus Schedule
- Varsity Sports Tickets
- Seating Charts
- Athletics Department
- Academic Advising
- Athletics Development
- Athletics Director
- Blue Crew
- Corporate Sponsorships
- General Releases
- Spirit Squads
- Sports Medicine