On Saturday, No. 24 Marquette welcomes DePaul at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The game tips off at 2 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Sports32 or MASN. The Golden Eagles are 5-1 against the Blue Demons over the last four years. The last time they met (Feb. 6, 2012) they won 89-76.
DePaul is in 14th place in the Big East and Marquette is in first place.
In their last matchup on Feb. 6, Vander Blue put up 13 points as the Golden Eagles ran it up on South Florida 70-47. His 14.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Blue Demons, Worrel Clahar put up 12 points and 7 rebounds in the 94-71 loss to Villanova on Feb. 5. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.4 points per game.
StatSmack! Marquette is better than DePaul
Marquette has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last five years (69.1 percent to 31.1 percent).
Marquette has an average margin of victory of 13 over DePaul in 36 wins since 1980.
Marquette is ranked higher than DePaul in the Big East (No. 1 vs. No. 14).
Marquette has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than DePaul (No. 84 vs. No. 162).