Nov. 1, 2012
Game Notes: Illinois Wesleyan (Exhibition)
BlueTube: All-Access (Cami Padilla)
GameTracker: DePaul vs. Illinois Wesleyan
CHICAGO – The No. 25 DePaul women’s basketball team closes out the exhibition portion of its schedule on Saturday when its hosts Illinois Wesleyan for a 5 p.m. game at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The women’s game is part of a basketball doubleheader with the men hosting Lewis at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s game can be heard live on DePaul’s BlueTube with Cami Padilla calling the action courtside. In-game notes and scoring updates can be followed at www.twitter.com/DePaulWBBSID.
DePaul's second exhibition opponent, Illinois Wesleyan, is no stranger to Lincoln Park as the Blue Demons have hosted the Titans the last three seasons. Coming into McGrath-Phillips Arena this season, Illinois Wesleyan is the reigning Division III Women’s Basketball Champion and is No. 4 in the Preseason DIII News Poll.
Last season, Brittany Hrynko led the Blue Demons with 18 points while Katherine Harry and Chanise Jenkins also tallied double-figures in DePaul’s 92-59 exhibition victory over the Titans.
The Blue Demons are coming off a 91-59 exhibition victory over Saint Xavier on Tuesday. Against the Cougars, Hrynko paced the floor 19 points and 14 assists, which aided in DePaul’s balanced attack.
Leading the floor like a dance choreographer, Hrynko seemed to always find the open player with Jasmine Penny, Kelsey Reynolds and Megan Rogowski all finishing with 16 points. DePaul came at Saint Xavier from all directions with every eligible player scoring at least two points and five players finishing with two or more assists.
The Blue Demons open their 2012-13 season by hosting the Maggie Dixon Classic, Nov. 9-10. DePaul welcomes Nicholls State, Dayton and Mississippi Valley State for the two-day tournament. The Blue Demons and Nicholls State square off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday which follows the Dayton/Mississippi Valley State game. The tournament’s consolation game tips at 5 p.m. on Saturday with the Championship following at 7 p.m.
Women's basketball season tickets are on sale and start at just $99 for all women's home games. For more information on season tickets, singles game tickets and a variety of mini plans call (773) 325-SLAM.
• Noting the Blue Demons: DePaul is 705-404 (.636) all-time... the 2012-13 campaign is the 38th season of women’s basketball at DePaul University... since the start of the 2003-04 season (296 games), the Blue Demons have held 65.8 percent of their opponents to less than 70 points (195-of-297)... in that span, DePaul is 165-30 (.846) 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 eight seasons (265 games), the Blue Demons are 188-77 (.709)... 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
• Looking at Illinois Wesleyan: Won the Division III National Championship in 2012… head coach Mia Smith was named the DIII Coach of the Year… Smith is in her 15th season at the helm of the Titian program… returns two starters and five letterwinners from last year's team that had a 28-5 overall record… returning starters include senior guard Melissa Gardner (13.0 points per game) and junior guard Colleen McMahon (6.3 ppg)… graduated 2012 D3hoops.com “Player of the Year” Olivia Lett.
• Exhibition Season: DePaul opened its exhibition schedule with a 91-59 victory over Saint Xavier… Brittany Hrynko scored 19 points and dished out 14 assits… its game against Illinois Wesleyan is DePaul’s final preseason game.