DePaul vs. Georgetown Game Preview

The DePaul Blue Demons (8-22, 0-17) take on the Georgetown Hoyas (15-13, 6-11) in the nation's capital on Saturday.

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DePaul Blue Demons vs. Georgetown Hoyas – Saturday, March 7th, 4:00 p.m. Central

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Saturday marks the Blue Demons' last chance to escape the history books by going 0-18 in Big East play. Only one other team in Big East history has the distinction of going 0-18 in the league, that being the Miami Hurricanes during the '93-94 season.

Given the way that DePaul has played and given the way that Jerry Wainwright's teams play defense, the chances of DePaul pulling an upset in the nation's capital and escaping that 0-18 mark are slim and none. Plus, Slim has left the building.

Just when DePaul fans thought things couldn't get any worse, the Blue Demons are now dealing with the distraction of sophomore forward Dar Tucker possibly leaving for the NBA draft.

The Hoyas have struggled of late. They started Big East play by handing then #2 Connecticut a 74-63 defeat in Storrs, Connecticut. Georgetown appeared on top of the world with a top ten ranking. After having visions of the NCAA tournament dancing in their heads, the wheels then fell off. The Hoyas have since fallen to 6-11 in the league.

Georgetown is coming off of a 59-56 overtime loss to St. John's in Madison Square Garden. The Hoyas managed to blow a 15 point second half lead in the contest. Freshman of the Year candidate Greg Monroe scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the way for the Hoyas.

Junior forward DeJuan Summers contributed 10 points. Sophomore guard Chris Wright added nine points, five rebounds and five assists.

Guard Jessie Sapp has been averaging 6.4 ppg and will be recognized on Saturday as part of Georgetown's Senior Day ceremonies.

The Last Time

On January 8, 2008 at Allstate Arena, Georgetown senior center Roy Hibbert scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead all scorers in a 76-60 win over DePaul. Austin Freeman contributed 13 points. Jessie Sapp and Jonathan Wallace added 12 apiece.

DePaul shot an embarrassing 24.2% (8-33) from the field in the contest. Freshmen Mac Koshwal and Dar Tucker led the way for DePaul with 14 points each. Sophomore guard Will Walker added 11. Koshwal grabbed 13 rebounds to complete a double-double.

Georgetown Roster

NO NAME HT WT POS YEAR Hometown/High School

3 DaJuan Summers 6-8 236 Forward JR Baltimore, Md./McDonogh

4 Chris Wright 6-1 201 Guard SO Bowie, Md./St. John's Catholic (D.C.)

5 Nikita Mescheriakov 6-8 214 Forward SO Minsk, Belarus/St. John's Prospect Hall (Md.)

10 Greg Monroe 6-11 250 Center FR New Orleans, La./Helen Cox

11 Bryon Jansen 6-6 210 Forward SR Kent, Wash./Seattle Christian

15 Austin Freeman 6-4 239 Guard SO Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha

20 Jason Clark 6-2 176 Guard FR Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell

21 Jessie Sapp 6-3 212 Guard SR New York, N.Y./National Christian

22 Julian Vaughn 6-9 246 Forward SO Vienna, Va./Oak Hill Academy

30 Henry Sims 6-10 225 Center FR Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph

31 Omar Wattad 6-5 225 Guard/Forward SO Johnson City, Tenn./Science Hill

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