Men’s basketball announces 2019-20 schedule

Jack Coulter  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Jack Coulter | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Led by four returning seniors and their second-leading scorer from a season ago, Denison men's basketball has announced their upcoming schedule for the 2019-20 season.

After opening the season with a trip to Earlham on Nov. 13, the Big Red return to Livingston Gymnasium for three-straight home games against Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) opponents, including Ohio Northern (Nov. 15), Capital (Nov. 20), and Otterbein (Nov. 23).

Denison begins their NCAC schedule with road games at Hiram (Dec. 4) and Kenyon (Dec. 7) before playing Wabash at home on Dec. 14. The Big Red end the year with a holiday tournament (Dec. 21 & 22) at the University of California in Santa Cruz where they will open with Lewis & Clark College on Dec. 21.

DU rings in the new year with a trip to Oberlin on January 4 before they welcome Wittenberg to Granville on January 8. Denison will wrap up the regular season with consecutive home games against DePauw (Feb. 19) and Ohio Wesleyan (Feb. 22) before the NCAC Tournament begins the following week.

Entering his 18th season at the helm of the Big Red, head coach Bob Ghiloni will turn to senior guard Jack Coulter who averaged 10.3 points per game last season and shot 43.1 percent from three-point range. Fellow seniors Fred Brou and Matt Gerics look to provide consistency on the court after combining for 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this past season.

The Big Red ended the 2018-19 season with a record of 7-17 and 4-14 in NCAC play. Denison closed out the campaign with a 95-94 overtime win at Ohio Wesleyan on Feb. 16, 2019.