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Blue Demons Welcome No. 2/2 Notre Dame on Sunday

Feb. 23, 2013

DePaul vs. Notre Dame | Feb. 24

Game Notes: DePaul | Notre Dame
TV: ESPNU - WatchESPN Lou Canellis and Brooke Weisbrod
Live Stats: GameTracker

CHICAGO – The DePaul women’s basketball team puts its 13-game McGrath-Phillips Arena winning streak on the line when No. 2/2 Notre Dame comes to town for a 2:30 p.m. BIG EAST Conference clash on Feb. 24.  The battle between the Blue Demons and Irish can be seen on ESPNU or the WatchESPN app with Lou Canellis and Brooke Weisbrod calling the action.

In-game scoring and notes can be followed at www.twitter.com/DePaulWBBSID, while GameTracker is also available.

Sunday marks the 38th all-time meeting between the two programs while DePaul holds a slight 19-18 series advantage.  The Irish have won the last three meetings, while DePaul is 12-6 in games played in Chicago.  An exciting series in Chicago, two of the last three meetings have been decided by two or fewer points.  The last meeting at McGrath-Phillips Arena in 2011, the Blue Demons won that contest, 70-69 on a last-second shot from Felicia Chester.  

This season two of the nation’s most prolific offenses go head-to-head.  The Irish, who have won their last 19 games and are a perfect 12-0 in BIG EAST play, are averaging 80.7 points behind four players averaging double figures.  DePaul (18-8, 7-5) is averaging 72.2 points, but its average stands at 80.7 in games played at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

The Blue Demons are paced by Brittany Hrynko’s 16.9 points in conference games which ranks fifth in the BIG EAST.  The sophomore is also adding 2.6 3-pointers, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals against league opponents.  

With Hrynko’s quick and finesse play, Katherine Harry is cleaning up on the glass.  The senior enters Sunday’s game ranked 17th all-time in the BIG EAST in rebounding with 518 boards.  Harry leads the conference with 10.8 rebounds per game and has reached double-digit boards in 16 games this season.

Notre Dame is led by its All-American Skylar Diggins.  The senior is averaging 16.2 points, while she leads the league in assists with 5.8 per game.

Sunday’s game is part of National Blue Demon Day and DePaul  invites all members of the university community-alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends-to come together and show how proud you are to be a Blue Demon.  A pregame reception will be held in DePaul’s Student Center beginning at 1:30 p.m.

With Sunday’s game being sold out, tickets are still available for the Blue Demons final home game on Tuesday, Feb. 26.  DePaul and Georgetown tip at 8 p.m., while the Blue Demons will celebrate the careers of seniors – Anna Martin and Harry postgame.  Tuesday’s game will also be carried on CBS Sports Network with Tammy Blackburn and Jason Bates calling the action.