DePaul Blue Demons (5-3) vs. Milwaukee Panthers (3-6) – Sunday, December 9th, 4:00 p.m. Central – Rosemont, Illinois
Television – No TV for this game
Radio – WYLL AM 1160
Streaming Video -
WeAreDePaul.com Chat Room Link
Follow us on Twitter
WeAreDePaul on Twitter
Milwaukee Fans Site
Milwaukee Message Board
Beads of sweat adorn the foreheads of the various Blue Demons strutting into McGrath-Phillips Arena after their afternoon practice on Friday Dec. 7th. Their body language presents a facade of fatigue that is instantly swept away when the eyes of those in attendance meet the determination exposed through the lens of the athletes.
A consistent work ethic along with strategic game plans are what Coach Purnell and the Blue Demons eagerly explained.
"It is important for the guys to constantly perform well and practice hard when preparing for a game," said Purnell. "At the same time practice is the place to make mistakes and from there perfect our skills and improve."
Improvements and facing upcoming challenges are viewed by the team as optimistic opportunities, particularly Sunday's matchup at Allstate Arena against the Milwaukee Panthers. DePaul enters this weekend's home game with only losing one game at home. This adds a boost of confidence heading into the game.
"Thus far we have played best at home and we hope Sunday will be no different," said Purnell.
To ensure consistency and solid game day play a recent alteration has been made concerning the starting line-up. Sophomore guard and local player, Charles McKinney has become part of the starting line-up and essentially takes on the role of defending the leading scorers on the opposing team.
Besides adjustments on the court, off the court improvements are also being made. Team morale and increasingly working upon team focus and improvement on basic skills remains critical.
"We are always working hard in practice and that is what is going to help us in this Sunday's game and upcoming matchups."
Confidence will serve as the main motivator heading into Sunday's game versus the Panthers as Coach Purnell and the Blue Demons work on new strategies while fortifying their consistent work ethic.
The Last Time
The Milwaukee Panthers shot an incredible 61.7% from the floor and a ridiculous 55% from three point range in their 87-76 win over the Blue Demons at Allstate Arena on December 5, 2011.
DePaul couldn't guard former Peoria Manual guard Paris Gulley, who shot seven of ten from the field and a perfect five for five from beyond the arc to finish with 19 points.
The Panthers had some balanced scoring with four players finishing in double-figures. Kaylon Williams led the way with 21 points. Tony Meier scored 20 and Ryan Allen chipped in with 11 points.
DePaul's Cleveland Melvin led all scorers with 27 points. Sophomore guard Brandon Young contributed with 20 points and freshman Jamee Crockett added 10 points off the bench.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (High School/College)
1 Jordan Aaron G 5-10 160 Jr. Bronx, NY (Wings Academy/Southeastern CC)
3 Kyle Kelm F 6-9 210 Jr. Randolph, Wis. (Randolph)
5 Joe Tagarelli F 6-6 200 Fr. Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)
10 Thierno Niang G 6-1 205 Jr. Dakar, Senegal (Bridgton Academy/Triton College)
14 Paris Gulley G 6-2 170 Sr. Peoria, Ill. (Manual/Southeastern CC)
15 Demetrius Harris F 6-7 230 Sr. Jacksonville, Ark. (Jacksonville/Mineral Area CC)
20 Mitch Roelke G 6-0 170 Jr. Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)
22 Evan Richard G 6-2 175 So. Kieler, Wis. (Cuba City)
23 J.J. Panoske F 6-10 225 Fr. Brodhead, Wis. (Brodhead)
#-25 Steve McWhorter G 6-2 185 Jr. Racine, Wis. (St. Catherine's/Indiana State)
33 Quinton Gustavson F 6-9 200 Jr. Racine, Wis. (Case)
34 Austin Arians F 6-6 200 Fr. Stoughton, Wis. (Madison Edgewood)
42 James Haarsma F 6-7 230 Sr. Racine, Wis. (St. Catherine's/Evansville)
44 Ryan Haggerty F 6-8 210 Sr. Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Benet Academy)
45 Christian Wolf F 6-9 250 Sr. Kohler, Wis. (Kohler/Florida Gulf Coast)
DePaul vs. Milwaukee Game Preview
Scout Top Stories
Scouting The MLB DFS - Sunday, May 1We break down Sunday's full slate of MLB action with the best options for your DFS lineups on FanDuel and DraftKings
Scout Fantasy8:31 AM
By the numbers: 2016 NFL draftThe 2016 NFL draft was filled with storylines – quarterbacks going 1-2, tumbling prospects, an elated German receiver and Naval running back, and plenty of numbers.
Scout NFL Network7:09 AM
Browns Draftee Jumps In Pool to CelebrateArizona linebacker shows off impressive athleticism with a post-selection plunge.
ScoutYesterday at 5:56 PM
Bears sign free-agent QB Brian HoyerThe Chicago Bears have signed veteran free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer, formerly of the Houston Texans.
Bear ReportYesterday at 4:20 PM
Titans Make Southern Miss Reed Mr. IrrelevantThe Tennessee Titans closed the 2016 NFL Draft by having the final pick in the three-day event and now have the 41st Mr. Irrelevant in cornerback Kalan Reed of Southern Mississippi…
Titan Red ZoneYesterday at 3:45 PM