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DePaul vs. Lamar Preview

The Blue Demons return home to Allstate Arena to face the Lamar Cardinals for the first time in 36 years on Tuesday night. We preview the game in this report. 

Key Information

DePaul Blue Demons (4-2) vs. Lamar Cardinals (4-3) – Tuesday, December 6th, 8:00 p.m. Central – Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

Television – FOX Sports Networks, The U-Too in Chicago

Radio – WYLL AM 1160

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Game Preview

The Blue Demons look to get rid of the bitter taste from Saturday’s loss on the road at Northwestern and get back on track with a game against Lamar on Tuesday night.

Looking at Lamar’s performance this season is a bit of a mixed bag.

Their best win was a 63-60 victory on the road at Oregon State. In that game the Cardinals displayed a solid defense and forced 27 turnovers.

All three of the Cardinals’ defeats have come on the road, losing at Fresno State, Idaho State, and San Francisco.

Lamar is led by former Memphis coach Tic Price.  They Cardinals are coming off a season where they finished 11-19. 

Lamar is currently ranked 301st in Ken Pomeroy’s College Basketball Ratings.

The Cardinals are led by 6-5 forward Colton Weisbrod who leads the team in both scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (10.3 rpg).   6-0 guard Nick Garth is coming off the bench as a sparkplug and is contributing 11.4 ppg. 

DePaul has not been outscored in the second half of a game this season.  The Blue Demons’ weakness has been the first half.  DePaul coach Dave Leitao keeps promising to shake up his lineup in order to get a better first half start out of his team.  Will this be the game where that finally happens?

The Last Time

In the only meeting between the two schools on January 15, 1980 at Alumni Hall in Lincoln Park, the number one ranked Blue Demons prevailed when guard Skip Dillard hit a 16 footer with three seconds remaining to defeat Lamar 61-59.

Lamar Roster

Full Name           Pos.       Ht.          Wt.         Cl.-Exp. Hometown/Previous School

Dorian Chatman               2              Dorian Chatman               F              6-7          208         So.-1L    Port Arthur, Texas

Nick Garth           3              Nick Garth           G             6-0          191         So.-1L    Houston, Texas

Cameron McGee              4              Cameron McGee              G             6-2          185         Fr.-HS    Dallas, Texas

Lincoln Davis      5              Lincoln Davis      G             6-1          165         Sr.-1L     Pittsburgh, Pa. / South Plains JC

Torey Noel          10           Torey Noel          G             5-10       190         Jr.-TR     Oklahoma City, Okla. / Northern Oklahoma College

Josh Nzeakor     11           Josh Nzeakor     F              6-8          211         So.-1L    Mesquite, Texas

Zjori Bosha          12           Zjori Bosha          G             6-5          177         Jr.-2L     Nome, Texas

Terrance Hubby 13           Terrance Hubby F              6-5          198         So.-1L    Arlington, Texas

Tyrin Atwood     15           Tyrin Atwood     G/F        6-6          203         Fr.-HS    Beaumont, Texas

Marcus Owens  20           Marcus Owens  G/F        6-2          199         Sr.-3L     Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Colton Weisbrod              21           Colton Weisbrod              F              6-5          218         Jr.-TR     Nederland, Texas / Lamar State Port Arthur

Christian Albright             30           Christian Albright             P             6-8          235         Jr.-TR     Dallas, Texas / Lamar State Port Arthur

Joey Frenchwood            32           Joey Frenchwood            G             6-1          184         Jr.-TR     Newark, Calif. / Hill JC

James Harrison                  James Harrison  F              6-5          200         Sr.-TR    Houston, Texas

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