Blue Demons and Hoyas tip at 8 p.m. on Tuesday
Feb. 25, 2013
Game Notes: DePaul | Georgetown
TV: CBS Sports Network - Tammy Blackburn and Jason Bates
Live Stats: GameTracker
CHICAGO – The DePaul women’s basketball team closes out the home portion of its schedule on Tuesday when it hosts Georgetown in a BIG EAST Conference showdown at 8 p.m. Tammy Blackburn and Jason Bates will call the game for CBS Sports Network while Cami Padilla and Trish Babcock McGraw will provide audio for DePaul’s BlueTube.
DePaul and Georgetown are meeting for just the tenth time. The Blue Demons lead the all-time series 7-2 and hold a 4-1 edge in games played in Chicago. DePaul has won the last two series meetings including last season’s 59-50 victory in Washington D.C. on Jan. 3, 2012.
The meeting between the Blue Demons and Hoyas pits two of the best 3-point shooters in the conference against each other. Georgetown’s Sugar Rodgers is averaging 2.8 triples while DePaul’s Brittany Hrynko is draining 2.6 3-pointers per contest. The duo ranks two-three behind Connecticut’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who is averaging 3.1 3-pointers.
Rodgers leads the BIG EAST in scoring with 22.5 points per game and is coming off a 23-point effort in the Hoyas’ (14-12, 5-8 BIG EAST) win at Pittsburgh.
Hrynko leads the Blue Demons (18-9, 7-6 BIG EAST) with 15.3 points and is averaging 16.8 points in BIG EAST games. Hrynko also paces DePaul in assists (134), steals (55) and minutes (35.5)
Following Tuesday’s contest, DePaul will honor its seniors – Katherine Harry and Anna Martin. The Blue Demon duo has been a part of one of the most successful four-year stretches in the program’s history. The pair has guided DePaul to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2010.
Harry is on track to appear in the most games in school history and will graduate as the only player in DePaul’s history to have more than 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 175 career blocks. Over the last four seasons, Harry has become one of the best rebounders in the BIG EAST and will finish her career in the top three in rebounding at DePaul and in the top 20 conference. Harry enters Tuesday’s game leading the league with 10.7 rebounds per game and has grabbed double-digit rebounds in 46 career games.
An accurate and prolific shooter, Martin was tabbed one of top shooting guards in the country prior to her senior season. Despite missing nine games with a knee injury this season, the All-American has 1,674 career points which ranks seventh all-time at DePaul. Martin will also leave her mark in DePaul’s record book in the categories of games played, field goals, field goal attempts, 3-point field goals, 3-point field goal attempts, and assists.
An on court Senior Day presentation will be done postgame while a reception will follow at the DePaul Student Center -- all fans are invited to join the celebration as the event is open to the public.
With the home portion of its schedule in the books, DePaul closes out the regular season at Pittsburgh (Mar. 2) and at St. John’s (Mar. 4). The BIG EAST Championship is scheduled for Mar. 8-12 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
The Last Meeting
January 3, 2012
No. 20/18 DePaul Tops No. 15/16 Georgetown on the Road
Brittany Hrynko led four DePaul players in double-figures as the No. 20/18 DePaul women's basketball team topped Georgetown, 59-50 in BIG EAST Conference action on Tuesday at McDonough Gym. DePaul resumes BIG EAST play at Providence on Jan. 7.