Basketball Gameday Central: Auburn vs. DePaul

Game Details

Date: Fri. Nov. 30, 2012 Tip: 8:00 PM CT
Audio: All-Access Live Stats: GameTracker
Radio Auburn IMG Network / XM 199    

Auburn Projected Starters

F 2 Allen Payne 6-6 / 215 Jr.
C 41 Rob Chubb 6-10 / 250 Sr.
G 5 Shaquille Johnson 6-5 / 210 Fr.
G 24 Brian Greene Jr. 6-3 / 205 Fr.
G 23 Frankie Sullivan 6-1 / 206 Sr.

DePaul Projected Starters

F 12 Cleveland Melvin 6-8 / 208 Jr.
F 23 Donnavan Kirk 6-9 / 223 Jr.
G 25 Durrell McDonald 6-1 / 171 Fr.
G 20 Brandon Young 6-4 / 199 Jr.
G 32 Charles McKinney 6-3 / 183 So.
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Game Notes

Scouting DePaul

The Blue Demons defeated Fairfield 85-78 on Tuesday behind Clevel and Melvin's 30 points and Brandon Young's 20 points ... the win ended a two game losing streak to Wichita State 75-62 and Western Kentucky 70-61 in the Cancun Challenge ... DePaul has also defeated UC Riverside 91-59 and Austin Peay 98-67 while losing to Gardner-Webb 71-59 ... Cleveland Melvin, a preseason All-Big East second-team selection, averages team-highs of 20.5 ppg and 8.3 rpg while Brandon Young adds 16.3 ppg and Moses Morgan 9.7 ppg ... the Blue Demons average 76.0 ppg and shoot 44.7 percent from the floor while allowing 70.0 ppg ... DePaul has a +3.8 turnover margin and forces 17.8 turnovers per game ... DePaul, a preseason last place pick in the 15-team Big East, returns three starters from last year's team that went 12-19 overall and fi nished 16th in the Big East with a 3-15 record.

AUBURN-DEPAUL SERIES
This is the first meeting between the Tigers and Blue Demons.

TONY BARBEE vs. DEPAUL
This is the first time Auburn's Tony Barbee has coached against DePaul.

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