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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
2:00 PM
East Tex. Baptist
vs. Denison
@ Emory in Atlanta, Ga. - Emory Holiday Classic
Sun Dec 30
2:00 PM
Denison
vs. Oswego
@ Emory in Atlanta, Ga. - Emory Holiday Classic
Thu Jan 03
7:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Jan 05
3:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 09
6:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 12
3:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Jan 16
7:30 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Jan 19
3:00 PM
Wabash
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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Big Red sizzles in 21-point win over OWU

Johnny Vernasco  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Johnny Vernasco | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  In a season that has more ups and downs than a Cedar Point roller coaster, Wednesday's convincing 83-62 victory over Ohio Wesleyan was some Rocky Mountain high, altitude sickness-inducing rarefied air.

Not since the Big Red's 14-point win over Wooster way back on November 29, had Denison turned in such a complete and dominating performance on both ends of the court.

Trailing 21-19 with 8:34 to play in the first half, Denison exploded for a 19-2 run powered by three 3-pointers by Maxwell Siwik and three Ohio Wesleyan turnovers.

Denison entered halftime with a 41-25 lead after shooting 56 percent in the first half while forcing the Battling Bishops into 12 turnovers that resulted in 17 points for the Big Red.  Siwik led Denison with 11 points at the half and was 3-for-6 from beyond the arc.

In the second half, DU kept the pressure on and with nine minutes remaining they held a comfortable 29-point lead after back-to-back 3-pointers by Jack Coulter.  Denison's lead grew to as much as 31 with five minutes remaining, allowing head coach Bob Ghiloni to turn the reigns over to his reserve squad to close out the game.

Siwik led all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting in 28 minutes.  Coulter followed with 16 points while going 4-of-5 from long range.  Johnny Vernasco tallied 12 points and four steals in 21 inspired minutes.  Senior point guard Garrett Collier was equally as efficient, totaling 12 points, nine assists and six rebounds in only 26 minutes.

Ohio Wesleyan boasts the No. 1 and No. 2 scorers in the North Coast Athletic Conference in Nate Axelrod and Seth Clark.  Axelrod failed to reach double-figures for only the second time this season as he scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting.  Clark led OWU with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

Denison shot 53 percent from the field and was 14-of-27 from 3-point land (52 percent).  Ohio Wesleyan shot 43 percent from the field and was 11-of-30 from deep.  Denison outrebounded the Battling Bishops 31-25 and turned their 19 turnovers into 23 points.

The Big Red improves to 11-9 and 7-6 in the NCAC while OWU drops to 15-6 and 9-4 in the league.  Denison returns to action on Saturday when they travel to the College of Wooster for a 4 p.m. tip-off against the Fighting Scots.

 

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