Blue Demons and Oral Roberts tip at 7 p.m. at McGrath-Phillips Arena
Dec. 26, 2012
Game Notes: Oral Roberts
Online Audio/Video: BlueTube
Live Stats: GameTracker
CHICAGO - With the stockings put away, the DePaul women's basketball team gets back to work and puts its four-game winning streak on the line when Oral Roberts comes to town for a Dec. 28 showdown. DePaul's final non-conference game of the season tips at 7 p.m. at McGrath-Phillips Arena and can be heard on DePaul's BlueTube. Gametracker is available while in-game scoring and notes can be followed at www.twitter.com/DePaulWBBSID.
Receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Blue Demons (10-3) are on a four-game winning streak and have won their last six games at McGrath-Phillips Arena. DePaul is coming off an 86-75 victory over Princeton on Dec. 21 and is averaging 83.75 points per game during its current winning streak.
Paced by Anna Martin's 16.0 points per game, the senior has reached double-figures in her last seven games including a 30-point performance in the Blue Demons' win over Milwaukee. Jasmine Penny (15.0) and Brittany Hrynko (13.8) are also averaging double-figures for DePaul, who is averaging 76.3 points per game this season.
DePaul is also getting a big boost from Katherine Harry, who leads the BIG EAST Conference with 11.3 rebounds per game. The senior from Columbia, Missouri was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 23 and has grabbed double-digit rebounds in seven games including a career-high 22 at Loyola on Dec. 18.
Oral Roberts (3-6) has lost its last three games and dropped six of its last seven dating back to Nov. 19.
ORU is led by Kevi Luper's 22.0 points per game. Luper also leads the Golden Eagles in 3-point field goal percentage (.407), free throw percentage (.931), blocks (8) and steals (23). Savanna Buck paces Oral Roberts with 7.4 rebounds.
Following DePaul's clash with the Golden Eagles, the Blue Demons open BIG EAST play against No. 12/12 Louisville on Jan. 5. The conference opener for both teams tips at 5 p.m. has been tabbed the BIG EAST Game of the Week and will be broadcast on the BIG EAST Network.
Tickets for all basketball games can be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet or by calling the DePaul Athletics Ticket Office at (773) 325-SLAM.