DePaul Takes On Saint Xavier at Wintrust Arena
Nov. 3, 2017

No. 25/20 DePaul vs. Saint Xavier
Sunday, Nov. 5 | 5::30 p.m. (CT)
Wintrust Arena | Chicago, Ill.
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CHICAGO – There will be action aplenty on Sunday when the No. 25/20 Blue Demons take on NAIA Division II national runner-up Saint Xavier in a 5:30 p.m. exhibition game at the brand-new Wintrust Arena in the thriving South Loop community.

DePaul will feature a fast-moving, precision-passing women’s basketball team that will enter the 2017-18 season with 12 guards on its roster. The lone forwards are 6-foot, 2-inch junior Mart'e Grays and 6-1 sophomore Chante Stonewall.

Grays is returning from missing the entire 2016-17 season with a torn Achilles tendon. Her added firepower and front-court skills combine with sharp-shooting guard Ashton Millender who missed all but nine games last season with a stress-reaction injury.

Along with Millender, the top returning scorer at nearly 13 points per game, the deep Blue Demon backcourt features Preseason All-BIG EAST guards Tanita Allen and Amarah Coleman, 2016-17 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection Kelly Campbell, Lauren Prochaska and fifth-year, graduate student transfer Rebekah Dahlman from Vanderbilt.

DePaul coach Doug Bruno enters his 32nd season heading up a program that will be shooting for its 16th consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament along with its fifth-straight BIG EAST regular-season title. Over the last four years, Bruno’s program has racked up an impressive record of 110-31 (.775 winning percentage) and advanced to a pair of NCAA Sweet 16s.

Sunday’s game will be a tune-up for the DePaul’s regular-season opener Nov. 10 against Northern Colorado that will be played at McGrath-Phillips Arena on the Lincoln Park campus.

Saint Xavier finished 34-3 last season and advanced to the NAIA Division II title game. Utilizing a system that mirrors the Blue Demons’ “DePaulBall” philosophy, Saint Xavier averaged 90.6 points per game and launched 1,073 three-point shots.





 

 

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