DePaul Blue Demons vs. Alcorn State Braves - Sunday, December 28th, 1:00 p.m. Central – Allstate Arena
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The DePaul Blue Demons head into their final non-conference game of the 2008-09 season on Sunday afternoon against the Braves of Alcorn State. While many Chicagoans will be watching to see if the Bears can make the NFL playoffs, the most die-hard of DePaul fans will be watching the Demons.
Alcorn State comes into this game at 2-9 and are coming off a 68-49 loss to Xavier of New Orleans, a NAIA school. Junior point guard Troy Jackson scored 28 points for the Braves in the loss.
This is the first meeting between the two schools. Alcorn States competes in the SWAC and were 11-19 last season. While they are listed at 2-9, the Braves have yet to defeat a NCAA Division I opponent. A few weeks ago, Michigan State handed Alcorn a 118-60 thrashing.
Needless to say, Alcorn State is one of the biggest frosted cupcakes on DePaul's schedule. The Blue Demons should have no difficulty with this opponent. DePaul will no doubt get their reserves some playing time and will be looking ahead to their Big East opener with Notre Dame at Allstate Arena on New Years Eve.
Alcorn State Roster
No. Name H / W Pos. Yr Hometown / Previous School
0 Jonathan Boyd 6' 3" / 175 SG Jr. Durant , MS / Holmes CC
2 Darius Hobson 6' 5" / 195 PF Fr. Ridgeland , MS / Ridgeland HS
3 Alex Savannah 5' 10" / 160 SG Fr. Hollandale , MS / Hollandale Simmons HS
4 Lawrence Cage 5' 8" / 150 SG So. Woodville , MS / Wilkinson County HS
10 Jumane Reed 6' 4" / 170 PG Sr. Houston , TX / Klein Forest HS
14 Corey Anthony 6' 3" / 190 SG Fr. Woodville , MS / Wilkinson County HS
15 Troy Jackson 6' 3" / 185 PG Jr. Philadelphia , PA / Laurinburg Prep HS
20 Antonio Jones 6' 2" / 170 SG Jr. Miami , FL / Florida Memorial University
21 Anthony Ford 6' 3" / 183 SG Sr. Calhoun , LA / West Ouachita HS
22 JaMarkus Holt 6' 8" / 255 C So. Vero Beach , FL / Indian River
23 Brandon Rogers 6' 1" / 195 SG Jr. St. Rose , LA / New Mexico Military Institute
24 Jarvis Williams 6' 7" / 210 PF Sr. Jackson , MS / Provine HS
40 Gifford Blakely 6' 7" / 210 C Jr. Atlanta , GA / South Cobb HS
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