DePaul releases 2022-23 men’s basketball schedule


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The DePaul men’s basketball 2022/2023 schedule.

The 2022-23 DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball schedule is now officially finalized. This year’s schedule includes 31 games with 15 of them taking place at Wintrust Arena.

Tony Stubblefield will be entering his second year as head coach of the Blue Demons after leading them to a 15-16 overall record last season, which was their best since 2019.

The Blue Demons will be featured eight times on network television, six on CBSSN and two on FOX. One of their two FOX network games will take place on Christmas Day, when DePaul takes on conference rival Creighton in Omaha, Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. CT.

The season opener on Nov. 7 will feature full game coverage on the FoxSports App. DePaul will host Loyola (MD.) at Wintrust Arena, with 6:45 p.m. tip off scheduled. The Blue Demons and Greyhounds both finished with the same 14-16 record a year ago.

DePaul is set to have 11 non-conference games which include Loyola Maryland on Nov. 7, Western Illinois on Nov. 11, Minnesota on Nov. 14, Santa Clara on Nov. 18, USF/Oklahoma State on Nov. 20, Texas A&M on Nov. 25, Samford on Nov. 30, Loyola Chicago on Dec. 3, UTEP on Dec. 10, Duquensne on Dec. 14 and Northwestern on Dec. 17.

DePaul’s games against Santa Clara and USF/Oklahoma State will be taking place in Nassau, Bahamas for the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship tournament. Both games will be network televised games on CBS.

The Blue Demons toughest non-conference game this season will be when they travel to Loyola Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Ramblers finished last season with a 26-5 record and were eliminated by Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

DePaul is set to have 20 Big East conference games starting on Dec. 7 when the Blue Demons travel to St. John’s on FS1 at 5:30 p.m. The remaining conference games include Creightom on Dec. 25 and Mar. 4, Georgetown on Dec. 29 and Jan. 24, Providence on Jan. 1 and Jan. 21, Butler on Jan. 4 and Feb. 22, Villanova Jan 10. and Feb. 8, Seton Hall on Jan. 14 and Feb. 5, Xavier on Jan. 18 and Feb. 18, Marquette on Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 , UConn on Jan. 31 and Mar. 1 and St. John’s on Feb. 14.

The Blue Demons most challenging Big East conference foe this season will most likely be Villanova even with Jay Wright stepping down as head coach. Villanova decided to stick to in-house and promote assistant Kyle Neptune, so the Blue Demons won’t see too much change. Villanova made it all the way to the Final Four last season after finishing with a 30-8 overall record and securing a Big East title.

The Blue Demons are heading into their most anticipated season in recent memory and head coach Tony Stubblefield’s message to the fans is to stick with them, they won’t be disappointed.

“Just stick with us, the team has been working extremely hard,” Stubblefield said in an interview with the DePaulia. “I think the [fans] will like the fight in our guys and they are going to go out and compete for 40 minutes every night, our style of play of getting up and down the floor, playing hard and being aggressive. Stick with us and come out and support these guys, I am sure they won’t be disappointed.”

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