DePaul puts streak on line vs NKU

Northern Kentucky (2-2) vs. DePaul (4-0)

Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Friday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: DePaul looks for its fifth straight victory of the season as it takes on Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky fell 69-67 to Western Illinois on Monday. DePaul is coming off an 84-80 win over Western Illinois on Saturday.

SQUAD LEADERSHIP: The explosive Javon Freeman-Liberty has put up 24.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists to lead the way for the Blue Demons. Complementing Freeman-Liberty is David Jones, who is maintaining an average of 18.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. The Norse have been led by Adrian Nelson, who is averaging 9.8 points and 9.3 rebounds.

CREATING OFFENSE: Freeman-Liberty has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all DePaul field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 25 field goals and 13 assists in those games.

BEHIND THE ARC: Northern Kentucky’s Pivorius has attempted 23 3-pointers and connected on 47.8 percent of them, and is 6 for 13 over his past three games.

STREAK SCORING: DePaul has scored 88.3 points per game and allowed 72 over its four-game home winning streak.

DID YOU KNOW: DePaul has attempted the fifth-most free throws in all of Division I. The Blue Demons have averaged 28.3 free throws per game.


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