DePaul vs. Alabama State Game Preview

The DePaul Blue Demons square off with the Alabama State Hornets in a non-conference tilt at Allstate Arena on Wednesday night. In this preview, we hear from DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright about the matchup with the Hornets.

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DePaul Blue Demons vs. Alabama State Hornets – Wednesday, December 2nd, 7:30 p.m. Central – Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

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The Alabama State Hornets (1-3) are coming off a 82-55 drubbing at the hands of Tulane on Monday night. Senior forward Tramayne Moorer and sophomore guard Jeffery Middlebrooks led the Hornets with nine points each.

Senior guard Menji Mundadi and Moorer lead Alabama State with 10.8 points per game apiece. Mundadi, a graduate of Highland Park High School, will be returing home for this one.

The Hornets only win was a 64-58 victory over Columbus State, a Division II team.

Up till now, the Blue Demons have played at a deliberate pace. DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright might want to think about opening up the throttle a little bit and using DePaul's athleticism and going uptempo on Wednesday night.

The Hornets have been to back-to-back NCAA tournaments, but return none of their starters from last season's NCAA tournament squad.

"They are similar to Detroit in size," Wainwright told WSCR radio on Tuesday night. "They probably play a little bit faster. They're battle-tested kids. They are a team that will ultimately be at the top of their conference when it's all said and done."

Big Mac

The Blue Demons will again be without the services of junior forward Mac Koshwal, who has been sidelined with a foot injury. Koshwal has missed the last two games for DePaul.

On his radio show on Tuesday night, Wainwright set a timeframe for Koshwal's return to the court at 3 to 4 weeks. The university will make a formal statement on Wednesday.

"He's going to rehab and do what's necessary for him," said Jerry. "We're very encouraged that it's not season-ending. You always have to err on the side of caution. We have to make sure he's 100% before you put him back in."

The Last Time

On November 22, 1998 in Montgomery Alabama, the Blue Demons defeated the Hornets 78-74.

Alabama State Roster


00 Chris Duncan Forward 6-8 200 Jr. Louisville, Ky. / Fern Creek

1 A.J. Spencer Point Guard 6-2 185 Jr. Salisbury, Md. / Wicomico

2 Tramayne Moorer Forward 6-5 220 Sr. Mosses, Ala. / Central Hayneville

3 Sekani Milligen Guard 6-3 185 So. Lauderhill, Fla. / Piper

4 Jeffery Middlebrooks Guard 6-1 170 So. Atlanta, Ga / Atlanta

5 Jadarren Mumpfield Guard 5-11 170 Jr. Montgomery, Ala. / Sidner Lanier

10 Ryan Watts Guard 6-1 170 Rf. Conyers, Ga / Rockdale County

12 Ivory White Guard 6-4 175 So. Greensboro, Ala / Greensboro East

15 Robert Sanders Forward 6-6 220 Jr. Albany, Ga. / Dougherty

21 Tramaine Butler Combo Guard 6-2 189 So. Detroit, Mich / Mackenzie

23 Menji Mundadi Guard 6-3 195 Sr. Chicago, Ill / Highland Park

24 Jevon Freeman Guard 5-11 170 Jr. Covington, Ga / Stone Mountain

25 Jordan Jefferson Forward 6-6 200 Rf. Detroit, Mich / Detroit Urban Lutheran

34 Adrian Spellman Forward 6-8 270 Fr. Baxley, Ga. / Appling County

45 Byron Walker Forward 6-8 240 Sr. Douglasville, Ga /

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