DePaul vs. Texas State Game Preview

The DePaul Blue Demons take on the Bobcats of Texas State at Allstate Arena on Saturday afternoon. In this report, we preview the non-conference matchup.

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DePaul Blue Demons vs. Texas State Bobcats – Saturday, December 19th, 1:00 p.m. Central – Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

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DePaul (6-4) looks to bounce back from Wednesday's 62-57 loss to American as the Texas State Bobcats come calling to Allstate Arena on Saturday afternoon. This is the first meeting ever between the two schools.

The Bobcats are coming off of a 87-54 rout at the hands of second ranked Texas on the 12th. For the third straight game, the Blue Demons will be facing an opponent that has had at least a week off to prepare for the game.

Texas State has a record of 3-7 and has yet to win a game away from home. Only one of their wins has come against a Division I opponent, that being lowly Texas-Pan American.

The Bobcats did manage to take TCU to three overtimes before succumbing 108-99.

Three Bobcats average in double-figures. Junior forward Cameron Johnson is averaging 11.1 ppg and 7.6 rebounds per game. Junior forward J.B. Conley scores 10.7 ppg and senior forward John Ryback is contributing at 10.4 ppg.

Bobcat coach Doug Davalos is in his third season as the head man in San Marcos. He has a reputation for a high octane, uptempo offense. Texas State likes to score in transition, while DePaul prefers to force a half-court game. Saturday's game will present an interesting contrast in styles for the deliberate-paced Blue Demons.

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NO NAME HT WT POS Year EXP Hometown/High School/Last College

1 Bidias a Moute, Emmanuel 6-8 245 Forward SR SQ Yaounde Cameroon/Monteverde Academy/Kilgore College

3 Hale, Dylan 6-1 170 Guard FR HS Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn

3 Jackson, Roshun 6-6 200 Guard SO 1L San Antonio, Texas/Madison

5 Bowman, John 6-4 220 Guard SO 1L Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite Horn

10 Segura, Uriel 6-3 175 Guard JR JC Saltillo, Mexico/Weslaco/McLennan Community College

20 Conley, J.B. 6-5 220 Forward JR JC Richardson, Texas/Richardson/Temple College

22 Bishop, Tony 6-6 190 guard JR JC Garland, Texas/Rowlett/Richland College

30 Sloan, Jonathan 6-8 230 Forward JR 2L Richardson, Texas/J.J. Pearce HS

32 White, Ryan 5-11 175 Guard JR 2L Houston, Texas/Alief Elsik 33 Johnson, Cameron 6-7 220 Forward JR 2L Richardson, Texas/Dallas Lake Highlands HS

44 Rybak, John 6-5 225 Forward RS SR 1L Milwaukee, Wis./West Allis Nathan Hale HS/Akron

Stewart, A.J. 6-7 225 Forward JR Transfer Jacksonville, Fla./Arlington Country Day/Kentucky


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