DePaul vs. Marquette: Full Game Preview

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DePaul vs. Marquette: Full Game Preview
DePaul
(10-12, 4-3 away)
(24) Marquette
(16-5, 12-1 home)
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
DePaul C Melvin 16.6 C Melvin 7.7 B Young 4.4
Marquette V Blue 14.9 D Gardner 5.3 J Cadougan 4.2

No. 24 Marquette welcomes DePaul to BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. EST and it can be seen on Sports32 or MASN. The Golden Eagles are 5-1 against the Blue Demons over the last four years. The last time they played they won 89-76 on Feb. 6, 2012.

Marquette is first in the conference and DePaul is 14th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In a 70-47 beatdown of South Florida on Feb. 6, Vander Blue put up 13 points for the Golden Eagles. With 14.9 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Blue Demons, Worrel Clahar finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds in the 94-71 loss to Villanova on Feb. 5. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.4 points per game.

DePaul StatSmack

  • Marquette has a better record at home than DePaul this season (12-0 vs. 6-7).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Marquette is superior to DePaul (Latest AP Poll: No. 24 vs. Not Ranked).
  • Marquette has come back to win after being down at half against DePaul three times since 2000.
  • A for effort, but Marquette has emerged victorious against DePaul the last three times they've played.
  • Marquette has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than DePaul (10 vs. one).
  • Marquette players are more experienced than DePaul players (16,168 minutes played vs. 11,478 minutes played).
  • Marquette has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than DePaul (eight vs. one).
  • Marquette has more wins over the last 5 years than DePaul (137 vs. 57).
  • Marquette has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than DePaul (No. 84 vs. No. 162).
  • Marquette has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than DePaul (one vs. zero).
  • Marquette has an average margin of victory of 13 over DePaul in 36 wins since 1980.
DEP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B C. Melvin 30 17 8 1 1 1 2
B Brandon Young 30 16 3 4 2 0 3
C+ Jamee Crockett 24 10 5 2 1 0 2
C Worrel Clahar 23 6 4 3 1 0 2
C Donnavan Kirk 24 6 4 0 0 2 1
C- Moses Morgan 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- C. McKinney 20 5 2 1 1 0 2
D D. McDonald 13 4 1 1 1 0 1
D D. Robertson Jr. 14 2 3 0 0 1 1
D Peter Ryckbosch 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D- Jodan Price 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
D- Edwind McGhee 6 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Stuart Pirri 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Cory Dolins 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
D- Montray Clemons 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
MARQ Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Vander Blue 32 15 3 2 1 0 2
B Davante Gardner 21 12 5 1 1 1 2
B- Junior Cadougan 27 9 3 4 1 0 3
C+ Trent Lockett 27 8 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Jamil Wilson 23 8 5 1 0 1 1
C+ Todd Mayo 17 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Chris Otule 16 4 3 0 0 1 1
C Juan Anderson 15 3 3 1 1 0 1
C- S. Taylor Jr. 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
C- Derrick Wilson 15 2 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Jake Thomas 10 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Jamal Ferguson 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Dylan Flood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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