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Northwestern, DePaul to play 5-year series

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Northwestern and DePaul will play a five-year men's basketball series.

The schools announced the series on Monday. The Wildcats will host two games and the Blue Demons will host three games. The series will start with the 2015-2016 season.

“As a Chicago native, I think it’s terrific for basketball in the area to have Northwestern and DePaul play one another, Northwestern head coach Chris Collins said. “There have been some great games between the teams over the years and we look forward to that continuing.”

“Getting the DePaul-Northwestern series secured over this five-year stretch is great for both programs and basketball fans in Chicago,” said DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell. “Last year’s exciting finish was an example of the great competition we’ll see between the two teams.”

The teams have met 30 times. They've played each other 14 times since 1987 with each team winning seven games.

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