Published 9:18 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

• When: 8 tonight

• Where: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill.

• TV/Radio: Fox Sports Net Southwest Plus/KLVI-AM 560

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• Series record: DePaul won only meeting 63-61 in Chicago on Jan. 15, 1980

• About the game: The last time Lamar and DePaul played, the Blue Demons were an independent team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation. Billy Tubbs and Ray Meyer were the opposing coaches, and Mike Olliver and Mark Aguirre were the opposing standouts. DePaul also was a Final Four team the previous year. … Flash forward almost 37 years, and both teams have winning records but are trying to come off defeats. DePaul, a Big East team coached by former Virginia head man Dave Leitao, dropped its last game Saturday at metro-Chicago rival Northwestern 80-64, missing out on a signature win. Lamar has lost two straight (Idaho State and San Francisco) each by double-digits and closes out a four-game road swing tonight. … Lamar junior forward Colton Weisbrod leads the Southland Conference in rebounding at 10.3 per game to go with a 16.7-point per game average.  His last time out, he poured 24 on San Francisco. Sophomore guard Nick Garth (11.4 ppg) is still hot off the bench. … The Demons have a strong trio of guards, each of whom average double-figure scoring: Eli Cain (19.2), Billy Garrett (12.2) and Darrick Wood (11.8). — I.C. Murrell

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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