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The Wildcats look to hit double-digit wins.

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After a long break, Northwestern is back in action just down the road in Rosemont, Ill. to face the Blue Demons of DePaul in what is likely their most daunting non-conference game remaining.

DePaul has been hot-and cold this year. After opening with a win over Western Michigan, the team lost three in a row to Power 5 opponents before winning four in a row against non-Power-5 teams. The Blue Demons began another losing streak with its worst effort of the year-- a 66-44 loss to Arkansas Little Rock-- and then a loss at Stanford, meaning they sit at 5-5 on the year and are ranked 177th by Kenpom.

The Blue Demons are led by junior guard Billy Garrett, Jr, who stands at 6-foot-6. Garrett, Jr. has been remarkably consistent this year, scoring in double-digits in nine of 10 games. He averages 14.2 points per game. Forward Myke Henry is the only other player to average double-digit points for today's hosts, and he does it on over 60 percent shooting.

For Northwestern, who continues to be without backup big man Joey Van Zegeren, this will be a good challenge, and considering it is an away game over the students' winter break, how the Wildcats start the game will be key. For more on the matchup, check out our preview here.

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