No. 21 DePaul Takes on Memphis Friday
Nov. 24, 2017
No. 21 DePaul vs. Memphis
Friday, Nov. 24 | 2:30 p.m. (CT)
Mandalay Bay Events Center | Las Vegas, Nev.
Game Notes: DePaul
LAS VEGAS – No. 21 DePaul has one goal now, and that is to finish strong at the Ply4Kay Showcase.
It starts with a 2:30 p.m. (CT) game Friday against Memphis (1-4) in the consolation bracket. The Tigers are a former DePaul adversary when both competed in Conference USA.
The Blue Demons lost a heart-breaker 24 hours earlier, battling back in the fourth quarter to tie Florida Gulf Coast in regulation time on Chante Stonewall’s three-pointer.
But FGCU outscored DePaul 16-11 in overtime to prevail 89-84.
That result snapped a three-game winning streak which saw DePaul top No. 21/21 Oklahoma 111-108 in overtime followed by wins against Delaware State and Saint Louis to claim the Maggie Dixon Classic title.
Coach Doug Bruno’s program had its usual balanced scoring with six of his players scoring in double figures led by 17 from Mart'e Grays. Amarah Coleman had a career-high seven assists to go with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Tanita Allen finished with a double-double of 12 points and 10 assists as DePaul is now 3-2 on the season and 1-1 in overtime games.
The Blue Demons have six players averaging in double figures on the season led by Ashton Millender at 18 points a game. Grays is scoring at a 16.6 clip while Coleman is averaging 14 points a game.
Allen is contributing 12.6 points while leading the team in rebounding at 7.4 a game. The ever-improving Stonewall is averaging 11.2 points while leading the team in steals with 12 and blocks with five. Rounding out the double-figure scorers is Kelly Campbell (10.6) who also tops the team with six assists per game.
Memphis opened up the Play4Kay Showcase losing to No. 9/8 Ohio State 100-69. Brea Elmore and Alana Davis finished with 16 points apiece while the Tigers’ leading scorer on the season Cheyenne Creighton had 11.
The Play4Kay Showcase tournament is named after legendary North Carolina State coach Kay Yow who passed away in January of 2009 after waging a courageous and inspirational battle against cancer for 22 years.
She coached the Wolfpack from 1975-2009, compiling 737 wins, 20 NCAA tournament appearances and one Final Four.
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