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Wed Nov 14
Final
77 Oberlin
72 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 17
Final
66 Denison
86 at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Tue Nov 20
Final - OT
79 Case Western Reserve
80 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 28
Final
65 Denison
76 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Dec 01
Final
57 Denison
83 at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Dec 05
Final
81 Hiram
80 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 08
Final
61 Kenyon
70 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 12
Final
68 Denison
95 at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Dec 29
Final
80 East Tex. Baptist
84 vs. Denison
@ Emory in Atlanta, Ga. - Emory Holiday Classic
Sun Dec 30
Final
61 Denison
50 vs. Oswego
@ Emory in Atlanta, Ga. - Emory Holiday Classic
Thu Jan 03
Final
72 Denison
66 at #11 Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Jan 05
Final
67 Ohio Wesleyan
58 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 09
Final
57 DePauw
47 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 12
Final
95 Denison
98 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Jan 16
Final
59 Denison
92 at #21 Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Jan 18
Final
85 #14 Wabash
74 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 23
6:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 26
3:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Jan 30
7:30 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 02
3:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Feb 06
8:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 09
3:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 13
8:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Feb 16
3:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
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Denison tops Case, 80-79

Matt Bauer scored 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks in the win over Case.
Matt Bauer scored 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks in the win over Case.

With only four games in the books one thing is certain, Denison's mettle has been tested.  It was established in Saturday's bounce-back win over Hanover after a 3-point loss to Otterbein.  It was verified tonight in a pesky 80-79 victory over Case Western Reserve.

Denison trailed by 10 on two different occasions in the second half, but strong free throw shooting and a commitment at the defensive end wound up pushing the Big Red to the victory.

Denison tied the game at 79-79 with 2:09 to play after two Matthew Bauer free throws.  Over the next 90 seconds, both teams came up dry on the offensive end.  The Big Red looked to have the game in its hands when they came up with the rebound after a missed 3-pointer by Case's Jimmy Holman.  DU called a timeout with 23 seconds remaining and the score still tied at 79-79 to set up a final shot.

Case would proceed to pressure Denison guard David Meurer after the ball was inbounded.  As Meurer was attempting to drive to the basket he was fouled with 13 seconds left.  Although not in the act of shooting, Denison was in the double bonus and Meurer split the pair of free throws, giving the Big Red a one point lead.

Now, with a chance to win, Case's Matt Clark took a 3-pointer from the baseline that was blocked by Bauer.  The ball went out of bounds with two seconds left on the clock, giving the Spartans one last chance.  This time, Case went to Eric Black who took one dribble just beyond the foul line and lifted a potentially game-winning jumper.  Black's shot was off the mark and Denison came away with the hard-fought win.

The Big Red shot 17-of-19 from the free throw line and was 13-of-15 from the line in the second half.  The 3-point arc was also kind to DU as they connected on 44 percent (7-of-16) from long range.

Four Big Red players reached double-figures, led by Jett Speelman's 15 points and Baurer's 14 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots.  The Denison bench outscored Case 39-29 led by Patrick Keller's 13 points and 11 points from Meurer.  Devon Pitts also added nine points and six rebounds in 26 minutes.

Clark scored 20 points for the Spartans while Black followed with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

With the win, Denison improves to 3-1 while CWRU falls to 4-2.  The Big Red will return to action on Saturday, November 28 when they travel to North Carolina for a 2 p.m. tip-off against Division I Davidson College.

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