Loss to Hiram Drops Tigers in NCAC standings

Loss to Hiram Drops Tigers in NCAC standings

Hiram, Ohio -- The DePauw men's basketball team suffered their sixth consecutive loss and slid down in the North Coast Athletic Conference standings following an 85-71 loss to Hiram on Saturday.

The Tigers now sit at 9-12 overall and 5-9 in the NCAC for seventh place with just four conference games remaining in the regular season. Hiram moves to 10-11 overall and 7-7 in the NCAC for fifth place.

DePauw failed to take the lead at any point during the game, trailing 37-31 at halftime. In the second half, Hiram only separated themselves further from the Tigers with a 48-40 margin.

Luke Lattner led the Tigers with 14 points and was the only Tiger to score in double figures. David Vogel scored nine, and Pete Feely came off the bench to score eight. Forrest Nettles tallied seven points and a team-high four rebounds in just nine minutes of action.

DePauw was outrebounded 42-28 and trailed in second chance points 23-11. They outscored Hiram's bench 39-29.

The Tigers shot 48 percent from the floor (29-of-60) but just 22 percent (4-of-18) from 3-point range. They were also 60 percent (9-of-15) from the foul line.

The men return home Wednesday to take on Denison.