DePaul Blue Demons vs. UW-Milwaukee Panthers – Tuesday, December 14th, 8:00 p.m. Central – Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
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It's Horizon League week for the Blue Demons. UW-Milwaukee (5-6) comes in on Tuesday night and cross-town rival Loyola comes calling to Allstate Arena on Saturday.
While UW-Milwaukee has lost games to Portland, Florida Atlantic, Western Michigan, Cleveland State, and Wisconsin, they did play cross-town rival Marquette to a close 75-72 battle last month.
The Panthers have struggled shooting the ball this season, but are coming off a 82-70 win at South Dakota State where they shot 62.8% from the field, a blistering hot 60.9% from beyond the arc, and 77.8% from the free throw line.
Senior forward Anthony Hill leads UWM in scoring at 13.3 points per game and on the glass at seven rebounds per game. Hill poured in a career high 30 points in the Panthers win over Youngstown State.
Senior guard Tone Boyle is contributing with 11.9 ppg and junior forward Tony Meier is averaging 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
The Panthers are a very good offensive rebounding team. Much to DePaul coach Oliver Purnell's frustration, rebounding continues to plague DePaul. It seemed as though the Blue Demons gave up 10 offensive rebounds to Ball State on the final play of regulation in Saturday's 79-77 overtime loss at McGrath Arena.
Former Wisconsin associate head coach Rob Jeter is in his sixth year at the helm of the UWM program. Jeter is coming off a 20 win season in Milwaukee.
According to basketball stats. guru Ken Pomeroy at kenpom.com, the Panthers are the only win that DePaul (3-6) will get on the remainder of their schedule. With 20 games left, that's a bitter projection to swallow. Purnell's job is to get this team better as the season progresses. While the Blue Demons are off to a tough start, Purnell does have hope for the future in freshmen Brandon Young (15.8 ppg) and Cleveland Melvin (8.7 ppg) who have already made an impact in their rookie seasons.
The Last Time
DePaul hasn't faced UW-Milwaukee since 1972. The Blue Demons won that meeting 80-79 at Alumni Hall. DePaul leads the all-time series 9-0.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (High School/College)
1 Ja'Rob McCallum G 6-0 170 So. Marion, Ind. (Marion)
2 Kaylon Williams G 6-3 185 Jr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Kennedy/Kirkwood CC)
3 Kyle Kelm F 6-9 210 Fr. Randolph, Wis. (Randolph)
4 Ryan Allen G 6-3 200 Jr. South Holland, Ill. (Thornton/Vincennes)
11 Tone Boyle G 6-4 195 Sr. Middleton, Wis. (Middleton/Highland CC)
15 Patrick Souter G 6-0 170 So. Racine, Wis. (St. Catherine's)
20 Mitch Roelke G 6-0 170 Fr. Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)
21 Tony Meier F 6-8 210 Jr. Wildwood, Mo. (Lafayette)
22 Evan Richard G 6-2 175 Fr. Kieler, Wis. (Cuba City)
23 Anthony Hill F 6-7 230 Sr. Milwaukee, Wis. (Bradley Tech)
30 Jerard Ajami G 6-2 180 Sr. Madison, Wis. (Memorial/Northern Michigan)
32 Lonnie Boga G 6-3 200 So. St. Louis, Mo. (McCluer)
33 Quinton Gustavson F 6-9 200 Fr. Racine, Wis. (Case)
34 Mitchell Carter C 6-10 270 Sr. Milwaukee, Wis. (King/South Carolina)
#-42 James Haarsma F 6-7 230 Jr. Racine, Wis. (St. Catherine's/Evansville)
44 Ryan Haggerty F 6-8 210 So. Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Benet Academy)
45 Christian Wolf F 6-9 250 So. Kohler, Wis. (Kohler/Florida Gulf Coast)
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