Because stats are fun, here is a historical break down of the 23 previous games between Villanova and DePaul.
Villanova vs. DePaul: Overall, 15W, 8L
In the BIG EAST: 6W, 2L
Last Meeting: 1/8/12 Villanova 87-71
DePaul's last win: 84-76 at Allstate Arena on Jan. 3, 2008
Villanova's last two visits to Allstate were decided by two points each.
1st Matchup: January 21, 1939 (L, 29-36)
Nova & DePaul have never played on the 5th of February before.
Longest Win Streak: Villanova (5, 2008-Current & 1968-73)
Jay Wright vs. DePaul: 7-2
Oliver Purnell vs. Villanova: 1-4
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2, with John Saunders doing play-by-play and Bob Wenzel as the analyst.
Did You Know... In 1900, when the first athletic team to represent DePaul University was organized, the monogram "D" was selected for the uniforms. This originated the nickname "D-men" which evolved into "Demons." The blue, which combines with Demons, signifies loyalty and was chosen in 1901 by a vote of the student body.