No. 16 DePaul returns home after a three-game road trip to face Alabama State on Saturday. DePaul has won their last six games while Alabama State has dropped their last three games.
In their last game, the DePaul beat Notre Dame 105-94 — the second time DePaul had gone over the century mark in scoring this season.
take it! @DePaulWBBHoops goes over the mark and knocks off Notre Dame on the road. First win for the Demons in the last 11 meetings with the Irish!#depaulball // #BIGEASTwbb pic.twitter.com/AdNn2p0n6x— BIG EAST WBB (@BIGEASTWBB) December 12, 2019
The Alabama State Lady Hornets fell to the Wisconsin Badgers 85-67 in their last game. The Lady Hornets’ last win came on November 24 against Paine College, 84-58.
DePaul is led by sophomore Sonya Morris, who is averaging 17.9 points per game, and senior Chante Stonewall, who is averaging 17.7 points per game. Morris put in 29 points with a career-high five made three-pointers in the win against Notre Dame, with Stonewall adding 20.
DePaul’s game is focused on attacking from beyond the arc. DePaul is second in the nation in three-point shots made and three-point shot attempts. The Blue Demons are also tied for first in the country in assists.
Alabama State’s true freshman Aniyah Smith leads the team in both scoring (11.3 points per game) and rebounding (7.7 rebounds per game). Smith missed the Lady Hornets’ last contest, but should return to the starting lineup on Saturday. Ayana Emmanuel was picked for the Preseason All-Southwestern Athletic Conference Second team, and is second on Alabama State in scoring at 10.4 points per game. Jayla Crawford, who is averaging 8.6 points per game and leads the team with 3.7 assists per game, was picked for the Preseason All-Southwestern Athletic Conference First Team. The Lady Hornets are shooting just 25 percent from deep, which could be a big disadvantage given DePaul’s shooting prowess.
No. 16 DePaul Blue Demons (8-1) vs. Alabama State Lady Hornets (3-5)
When: Saturday, Dec 14 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Where: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL
How to watch: DePaul All-Access