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Blue Demons Host Northwestern, Bruno Coaches 800th Game on Sunday

Nov. 30, 2012

DePaul vs. Northwestern | Sunday, Dec. 2 | 4 p.m.

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Online Audio/Video: BlueTube
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Hampton's Career High Lifts No. 23/20 DePaul Over Northwestern
Keisha Hampton (32), Brittany Hrynko (14) and Jasmine Penny (11) all hit career-highs in DePaul's 88-72 win at Northwestern on Sunday. The Blue Demons return to Lincoln Park and play Loyola-Chicago on Dec. 3.

CHICAGO - Doug Bruno will take the floor for the 800th time as the head coach of the DePaul women's basketball team at 4 p.m. on Sunday, when the Blue Demons host Northwestern.  The cross-town classic can be seen live on DePaul's BlueTube with Cami Padilla and Trish Babcock-McGraw calling the action courtside.  Gametracker is also available, while in-game scoring and notes can be followed at www.twitter.com\DePaulWBBSID.

The Blue Demons (5-2) return to the Midwest after taking second place at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Nov. 22-24.  DePaul registered wins over Florida Gulf Coast and Hampton, while it dropped a hard-fought game to South Carolina.

Using a balanced scoring attack, four Blue Demons average double figures with Brittany Hrynko and Jasmine Penny pacing the bunch with 14.0 points per game.  The duo has combined to lead DePaul in scoring in six of its seven games this season, while Penny has posted two 20-point scoring performances.

Hrynko is also creating offense by finding the open player as the sophomore ranks fifth in the BIG EAST Conference with 4.7 assists per game.  Anna Martin leads the league with 5.3 assists while Chanise Jenkins is sixth with 4.6 assists.  The Blue Demon guard trio is responsible for 76.4 percent of DePaul's assists while the team ranks fourth in the conference with 18.1 assists per game.

Northwestern (6-0) is also finding the open player and averages 19.2 assists per game.  Karly Roser averages 7.3 assists per game while the sophomore has 44 of the Wildcat's 115 assists.

Northwestern is in the middle of a three-game road stretch while it is one of two Big Ten teams to have a perfect record in November.

Sunday's matchup is the 30th meeting between the two programs, while DePaul holds a slight 15-14 all-time series advantage.  The Blue Demons have won the last two meetings while they are 8-4, including six straight in games played in Lincoln Park.

Following Sunday's game, the Blue Demons hit the road and play their second, SEC team of the non-conference schedule with a 6 p.m. (CST) tilt at Kentucky on Dec. 7.