Notre Dame vs. DePaul: Full Game Preview

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Notre Dame vs. DePaul: Full Game Preview
Notre Dame
(17-4, 3-2 away)
DePaul
(10-10, 6-7 home)
Venue: Allstate Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Notre Dame J Cooley 14.5 J Cooley 11.0 E Atkins 6.3
DePaul C Melvin 16.7 C Melvin 7.8 B Young 4.4

On Saturday, Notre Dame visits Allstate Arena to take on DePaul. The game tips off at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Fighting Irish are 4-0 against the Blue Demons over the last four years. They won 84-76 on 2/11/2012 the last time they played.

Notre Dame is in 4th place in the conference, DePaul is in 14th place.

In their last outing, behind 18 points from Cameron Biedscheid, the Fighting Irish defeated Villanova 65-60 on January 30th. In addition to his 7.5 points per game, he is also chipping in 1.4 rebounds per game. For the Blue Demons, Brandon Young finished with 21 points and 5 assists in the 79-74 loss to St. John's on January 30th. With 4.4 assists per game and 1.6 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

DePaul StatSmack

  • We make basketball players. Over the past 5 years, Notre Dame has had more players drafted by the NBA than DePaul (1 vs 0).
  • At least you keep showing up. Notre Dame has an average margin of victory of 13 over DePaul in 17 wins since 1980.
  • Jack Cooley is ranked 8th in the Big East in points, 4th nationally in rebounds, and 9th in the Big East in blocks.
  • Eric Atkins is ranked 15th nationally in assists and 7th in the Big East in steals.
  • Notre Dame is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Notre Dame is 79.0 inches compared to 77.2 inches for DePaul.
  • Even computers respect Notre Dame more. We have a better RPI this season than DePaul (RPI: #43 vs #176).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Notre Dame has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than DePaul (14 vs 8).
  • Notre Dame has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than DePaul (#27 vs #167).
  • We beat real teams. Notre Dame has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than DePaul this season (3 vs 0).
  • The Notre Dame assist leader (Eric Atkins) has more assists than the DePaul assist leader (Brandon Young).
  • The Notre Dame basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than DePaul (100% vs 67%).
ND Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Jack Cooley 29 14 11 1 1 1 2
B Eric Atkins 37 12 2 6 2 0 2
B Jerian Grant 36 13 2 6 1 0 3
B Pat Connaughton 31 9 4 3 0 0 1
B- Scott Martin 30 8 6 1 1 0 1
C C. Biedscheid 17 8 1 1 0 0 1
C Garrick Sherman 15 7 3 0 0 0 1
C Tom Knight 11 4 2 0 0 1 0
C- Zach Auguste 6 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Austin Burgett 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Patrick Crowley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
DEP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B C. Melvin 30 17 8 1 2 1 2
B Brandon Young 30 17 4 4 2 0 3
C+ Jamee Crockett 24 9 5 1 1 0 1
C Donnavan Kirk 24 6 3 0 0 2 1
C Worrel Clahar 22 6 4 3 1 0 2
C- Moses Morgan 21 7 3 1 1 0 1
C- C. McKinney 20 5 2 1 1 0 2
D D. Robertson Jr. 15 3 3 0 0 1 1
D D. McDonald 14 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Peter Ryckbosch 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D- Edwind McGhee 7 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Jodan Price 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
D- Montray Clemons 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Stuart Pirri 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Cory Dolins 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
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