DePaul Blue Demons vs. Purdue Boilermakers - Wednesday, November 22nd,
1:00 p.m. (CST) – Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii
Television – ESPN2
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The DePaul Blue Demons and Purdue Boilermakers each come into today's game with one win and one loss in the Maui Invitational. DePaul's win came over the Chaminade Silverswords on Tuesday, while Purdue edged out the Oklahoma Sooners 74-71. Purdue's lone loss came on Monday to the Memphis Tigers.
The hero in the Oklahoma game for Purdue was Carl Landry. The senior forward scored 30 points while shooting 10 of 13 from the field. Landry is averaging 18.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. DePaul is going to have it's hands full with the Purdue big guy.
"Draelon Burns is really good friends with Carl Landry," said DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright. "They are both from Milwaukee. We're looking forward to playing them. (Landry's) a load. We're trying to get them a 3 a.m. wake-up call. I love the intensity of Carl Landry. He'll post up like guys in our league. He's a very physical player. They do a great job spacing him. We're going to need our whole inside crew to contain him."
If the Blue Demons are going to win this matchup, they are going to have to hit the glass hard. Boston College transfer Gordon Watt is leading Purdue with nine rebounds per game. On Tuesday, he recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 boards.
Purdue also features balanced scoring with sophomore Chris Lutz averaging 7.8 ppg, Leyden high school's Marcus Green with 9 ppg, David Teague with 9.3 ppg, and freshman Keaton Grant at 7.5 ppg.
This may be the beginning of a series between DePaul and Purdue. "We'll possibly be playing Purdue in the future," said Wainwright. "We've talked about scheduling them. I've known Matt (Painter) since he was a player."
An early alarm will be needed for both teams as this game tips off at 9 a.m. Hawaiian time.
No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Year Hometown (Last School)
1 Gordon Watt 6-6 225 Guard/ Forward RS SO Evanston, Ill. (Boston College)
2 David Teague 6-5 196 Guard RS SR Indianapolis, Ind. (Bridgton Academy Prep)
3 Chris Kramer 6-3 195 Guard FR Huntington, Ind. (Huntington North)
4 Chris Lutz 6-2 190 Guard SO Bedford, N.H. (Brewster Academy)
5 Keaton Grant 6-4 200 Guard FR Kissimmee, Fla. (Bridgton Prep School)
11 Bobby Riddell 5-9 165 Guard SO Lafayette, Ind. (Harrison)
12 Tarrance Crump 6-1 181 Guard RS JR Decatur, Ala. (Shelton State Community College)
14 Carl Landry 6-7 245 Forward RS SR Milwaukee, Wis. (Vincennes)
20 Marcus Green 6-4 215 Guard SO Franklin Park, Ill. (Leyden High School)
30 Johnathan Uchendu 6-11 205 Forward FR Little Rock, Ark. (Millersburgh Military Institute)
31 Chris Hartley 6-4 198 Guard SR Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville)
43 AJ Graft 6-6 213 Forward JR Granger, Ind. (Penn High School)
44 Geno Parker 6-4 181 Guard RS FR Fort Wayne, Ind. (Snider High School)
54 Dan Vandervieren 6-10 250 Forward/Center FR Eden Prairie, Minn. (Hopkins)
Matt Painter - Head Coach
Cuonzo Martin - Assistant Coach
Paul Lusk - Assistant Coach
Rick Ray - Assistant Coach
Jeff Stein - Athletic Trainer
Nick Terruso - Video Coordinator
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