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Wed Nov 15
Final
67 Denison
63 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Nov 18
Final
61 Earlham
68 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Nov 19
Final
58 #9 Trine
41 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 21
Final
73 Denison
51 at Mt. St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sat Nov 25
Final
87 Denison
92 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sun Nov 26
Final
76 Carnegie Mellon
57 vs. Denison
@ Marietta, Ohio - Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta, Ohio
Wed Nov 29
Final
61 Mount Union
63 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 02
Final
46 Denison
48 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Dec 06
Final
56 Denison
62 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Dec 09
Final
75 Wittenberg
69 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 16
Final
72 Denison
49 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Dec 29
Final
62 Denison
69 at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Dec 30
Final
63 Franklin
71 vs. Denison
@ The Capital Center (Columbus, Ohio) in Columbus, Ohio
Wed Jan 03
Final
63 Denison
55 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 06
Final
73 Denison
67 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Jan 10
Final
62 DePauw
48 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 17
Final
46 Denison
59 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 20
Final
62 Oberlin
53 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 24
7:30 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 27
1:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Jan 31
6:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 03
1:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 07
8:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind
Sat Feb 10
1:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 14
7:30 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Big first quarter sends #9 DePauw past Big Red

Lauren Hofer  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Lauren Hofer | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  It was a rematch of the 2017 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship and for three quarters it resembled last year's rough-and-tumble title game that was won by DePauw by six points.  Unfortunately for Denison, a lopsided first quarter allowed the ninth-ranked Tigers jump out to a 20-3 lead.  Denison outscored DePauw 45-42 over the final 30 minutes, but the Tigers still managed to leave Livingston Gymnasium with a 62-48 win.

Entering the second quarter trailing by 17, the Big Red could have easily rolled over and lived to fight another day.  Instead, they adapted to DePauw's pace and turned the tables, matching the Tigers defensive intensity to outscore their opponents 19-14 in the second quarter.  Denison committed only one turnover in the second quarter and got scoring from six different players.

In the third, Denison turned in potentially its most impressive 10 minutes of the season outscoring DePauw 16-9 powered by 14 combined points by reserves Brittany Atkinson and Lauren Longbrake.

DU's frenetic third quarter was capped off by an Atkinson buzzer-beater.

In the fourth quarter, Denison's Lauren Hofer connected on a jumper off a nice feed from Longbrake to cut the deficit to 56-46 with 1:35 to play.  Forced to foul, DePauw went 6-for-8 down the stretch at the free throw line to stifle the Big Red's thoughts of an upset.

Atkinson led Denison with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting.  Longbrake scored 13 points and had four rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench.  Denison's bench outscored DePauw 34-8.

Maya Howard paced the Tigers with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting.  Melinda Franke added 10 points and 13 rebounds.  DePauw won the rebounding battle 43-27 while shooting 46 percent from the floor.  Denison shot 35 percent from the floor but struggled from long range, going 2-for-14.

DePauw improves to 15-1 and 7-0 in the NCAC while Denison drops to 8-8 and 3-4 in conference play. The Big Red will return to action on Wednesday (Jan. 17) when they travel to Hiram for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Terriers.