Blue Demons and Lady Vols tip at 8:40 p.m. in Rosemont
March 18, 2012
ROSEMONT, Ill. - For the second consecutive year, the DePaul women's basketball team will play in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The seventh-seeded Blue Demons will face No. 2 seed Tennessee on Mar. 19 at 8:40 p.m. (CT). Brooke Weisbrod and Jon Sciambi will call the game live for ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
DePaul (23-10) reached the Second Round with a 59-55 win over BYU on Saturday, while Tennessee (25-8) topped UT Martin 72-49 in its First Round game.
The Blue Demons and Lady Vols are meeting for the 20th time in their program's history while Tennessee holds a 19-0 series advantage. The two teams met earlier this season at the Maggie Dixon Classic in Madison Square Garden. The Lady Vols won 84-61.
Monday's game marks the second NCAA meeting between the two programs. The Blue Demons and Lady Vols met in Tallahassee in 2004 with Tennessee winning, 79-59.
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Noting the Blue Demons: DePaul is 705-403 (.636) all-time... the 2011-12 campaign is the 37th season of women's basketball at DePaul University... since the start of the 2003-04 season (295 games), the Blue Demons have held 65.8 percent of their opponents to less than 70 points (194-of-295)... in that span, DePaul is 165-29 (.845) when holding opponents to less than 70 points... in that same time span, DePaul has scored 70 or more points in 194 games... DePaul is 170-24 (.876) when scoring 70 plus points... in the last seven plus seasons (264 games), the Blue Demons are 188-76 (.712)... in the last 77 home games against conference opponents, DePaul has posted 64 victories... over the last ten plus seasons (386 games), DePaul has scored at least 80 points in 125 games... the Blue Demons hold a 120-5 (.960) record in those games... in the same span, DePaul is 52-1, including 50 straight wins, when scoring at least 90 points.
Marching Along: DePaul is making its tenth consecutive and the program's 16th NCAA Championship appearance in 2010... the Blue Demons were one of eight BIG EAST programs in the field of 64 in 2012... DePaul is 10-16 (.384) all-time in NCAA Championship play...DePaul is one of 11 teams to appear in each of the last 10 tournaments... joining the Blue Demons on the list of 11 teams with 10-straight NCAA's are Connecticut, Duke, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Stanford, Tennessee and Vanderbilt... the 10-straight appearances are a program record for consecutive NCAA's... DePaul earned four consecutive NCAA berths from 1990-93 followed by a three-year run from 1995-97... the program is 7-9 entering in its last nine plus tournament appearances, including a 2006 and 2011 NCAA Regional Semifinal appearance.
Second Round Games: DePaul has reached the second round seven times in its 17 NCAA Tournament appearances... boasts a 2-5 Second Round record - winning its games in2006 and 2011... DePaul is 1-0 in second round games that are played at the Allstate Arena... topped No. 12 Tulsa in 2006 to reach the Sweet 16... last season DePaul defeated Penn State on its home floor to reach the Regional Semifinal... second time DePaul has played Tennessee in the second round... Tennessee defeated the Blue Demons 79-59 in 2004 as a No. 1 in Tallahassee.
Playing at the Allstate: DePaul is 23-4 all-time in games played at the Allstate Arena... won its last 11 games at the Allstate which includes three NCAA Tournament wins... is 3-0 in NCAA Tournament games that have been played at the Allstate... last played in Rosemont in 2006 in the NCAA First and Second Rounds -- DePaul topped No. 13 Liberty and No. 12 Tulsa to advance to the program's first ever NCAA Regional Semifinal... in its 27 games in Rosemont, DePaul is averaging 75.2 points per contest while holding its opponent to 58.6... DePaul's current 11-game winning streak is a program-best... prior to its current streak, DePaul won 10 straight from from Feb. 4, 1981 - Dec. 4, 1982.
It Could Happen: Head coach Doug Bruno could win his 551st career coaching victory and 511th at the collegiate level... with one 3-pointer it would run DePaul's streak to 93 consecutive games with a 3-pointer... Anna Martin needs 25 points tie for eighth on DePaul's single season scoring list (Dianna Vines (1986-87) and Lenae Williams (2001-02 -- 653)... Katherine Harry needs two blocks to tie for ninth on DePaul's single-season block list... Harry needs 10 rebounds to tie Diana Vines (1988-89) on DePaul's single-season rebounding list with 325... DePaul needs two 3-pointers to tie for first (253 - 2011-12) in a single season... both Martin and Harry could play in their 103rd career game.