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Wed Nov 13
Final
49 Denison
56 at Earlham
in Richmond, Ind.
Fri Nov 15
Final
80 Ohio Northern
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 20
Final
74 Capital
80 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 23
Final
69 Otterbein
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 26
Final
45 Denison
51 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Dec 04
Final
64 Denison
76 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Dec 07
Final
59 Denison
60 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Dec 14
Final
75 Wabash
65 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 21
Final
79 Denison
71 at UC Santa Cruz
UCSC Holiday Classic- Kaiser Permanente Arena
Sun Dec 22
Final
80 Whittier
69 vs. Denison
@ Kaiser Permanente Arena - Santa Cruz, CA in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Sat Jan 04
Final
67 Denison
63 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Jan 08
Final
80 #2 Wittenberg
63 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 11
Final
71 Denison
83 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Jan 15
Final
79 Denison
89 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Jan 18
Final
72 Allegheny
69 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 22
Final
71 #14 Wooster
72 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 25
Final
65 Denison
88 at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Jan 29
Final
67 Hiram
71 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 01
Final
62 Kenyon
63 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 05
Final
59 Denison
100 at #5 Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Feb 08
Final
62 Oberlin
67 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 12
Final
72 Denison
93 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 15
Final
63 Denison
90 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 19
6:00 PM
DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
3:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Potthoff’s 24 leads Poets past Denison at UCSC Classic

Conor Fenton  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Conor Fenton | Photo by Jace Delgado

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Whittier's Nick Potthoff posted a game-high 24 points as Denison men's basketball suffered an 80-69 loss to the Poets in their final matchup of the 2019 UC Santa Cruz Holiday Classic on Sunday afternoon at the Keiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, Calif.

After the first half saw 12 lead changes and Whittier take a slight advantage at the break, 35-34, the second half opened with momentum belonging to the Poets as a pair of three-pointers from Potthoff and four points from Nick Manor-Hall fueled a 14-6 scoring run that extended the WC lead to 49-40 with 15:18 to play.

Following a Big Red timeout by head coach Bob Ghiloni, senior Jack Coulter buried a step-back jumper on the next possession while Kevin Cheng and Ben Stern combined for the next seven DU points as Denison trimmed their deficit to 51-49 over the next four minutes of action.

Despite the Denison rally, the Poets followed with a three-point play from Ahmad Young to spark 10 unanswered points from four different scorers for Whittier. The scoring run put DU in a double-digit deficit, 61-49, with 8:02 remaining.

Leading 72-64 with 3:15 to play in the game, Whittier rattled off seven-straight points over the next two minutes, including a pair of threes by Young and Journey Shank to beat the shot clock. Stern and senior Fred Brou posted the final five points of the day for DU, but it wasn't enough as the Big Red suffered their seventh loss of the season. The Poets improved to 6-4 with the win.

Potthoff's 24 points came on 8-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-10 from the perimeter. Young turned in 13 points and five assists while Nick Colosi added 14 points and eight boards off the bench.

Coulter led Denison with 16 points on 4-of-12 from three while adding three assists. Conor Fenton followed with an impressive stat line of 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three steals that helped him earn All-Tournament honors while Cheng chipped in nine points. Matt Gerics highlighted the DU bench with seven points, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals.

The Big Red will take next week off before they return to action on Saturday, January 4 when they travel to Oberlin College for a North Coast Athletic Conference matchup with the Yeomen beginning at 2 p.m.