DePaul Slate Features Two Games on Campus

DePaul announced the non-conference schedule for Oliver Purnell's debut season as head men's basketball coach in Lincoln Park. The schedule features two games played on campus at McGrath Arena and six games at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

DePaul's season will get underway with a matchup with Chicago State on Sunday, November, 14th. Former Blue Demon assistant coach Tracy Dildy recently took over as head coach at CSU.

"This schedule allows us to prepare for the BIG EAST season and get better each game," said Purnell. "The coaching staff and the players are excited to bring our brand of basketball to the fans of DePaul and fans of college basketball in Chicago."

Two days later, the Blue Demons will take on Western Carolina in the Allstate Arena opener on a Tuesday night.

DePaul then travels to Anaheim, California where they will face Oklahoma State in a nationally televised game on ESPN2 on Thanksgiving Day in the 76 Classic. DePaul faces Virginia Tech or Cal State-Northridge in the second game . The third game on Sunday, Nov. 28th could see either Murray State, UNLV, Stanford or Tulsa.

The Blue Demons also renew matchups with local rivals Northern Illinois and Loyola. NIU comes to Allstate Arena on December 2nd, while the Ramblers come to Rosemont on December 18th.

DePaul hosts Ball State on December 11th for the second game at McGrath Arena in a doubleheader with the DePaul women's team.

Other home games at Allstate Arena include Central Michigan (Dec. 5th), Milwaukee (Dec. 14th), and Florida Atlantic (Dec. 22nd).

The Blue Demons only true road game will be on December 8th against Indiana State in Terre Haute, Indiana.

DePaul will play a single exhibition game at McGrath Arena on November 7th against Division II Lewis University.

Radio and TV schedules will be announced at a later date.

For more ticket information, call the DePaul Ticket Office at (773) 325-SLAM.

Date Day Opponent Time

Nov. 7 Sun. Lewis (exhibition - McGrath Arena).............................................................tba

Nov. 14 Sun. Chicago State (McGrath Arena)..............................................................5 p.m.

Nov. 16 Tue. Western Carolina...............................................................................7:30 p.m.

76 Classic (Anaheim, Calif.) Nov. 25 Thu. vs. Oklahoma State (ESPN2)...............................................................3:30 p.m.

Nov. 26 Fri. vs. Virginia Tech or Cal State Northridge (ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU).... 1:30/4 p.m.

Nov. 28 Sun. vs. Stanford, Tulsa, Murry State or UNLV (ESPN2/ESPNU)...........................tba

Dec. 2 Thu. Northern Illinois.................................................................................7:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 Sun. Central Michigan.....................................................................................5 p.m.

Dec. 8 Wed. at Indiana State.......................................................................................7 p.m.

Dec. 11 Sat. Ball State (McGrath Arena)................................................................7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14 Tue. UW-Milwaukee..................................................................................7:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 Sat. Loyola-Chicago........................................................................................ 1 p.m.

Dec. 22 Wed. Florida Atlantic...................................................................................7:30 p.m.

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