Granville, Ohio – Behind a season-high 65 percent shooting performance from the floor, DePauw picked up its first, true road win of the season and defeated Denison 83-70 in North Coast Athletic Conference play on Wednesday.
The Tigers shot 33-of-51 from the floor and 10-of-18 (56 percent) from 3-point range in picking up their third consecutive win. They are now 6-8 overall and 2-5 in the NCAC, while Denison drops to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in conference play.
Three players reached double figures in scoring. David Vogel tied a career-high with 25 points, going 9-of-16 from the floor and 6-of-11 from beyond the arc. He also finished with six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal.
Denison, who trailed 37-22 at halftime, ended up shooting 38 percent (24-of-63) from the floor and 27 percent (8-of-30) from 3-point range. Matt Doyle scored 20 points to lead the Big Red.
The Tigers led 15-13 before closing the final 8:30 of the first half on a 22-9 run.
Trouble found DePauw to start the second half when Denison rolled out with an 8-2 run. However, DePauw then embarked on a 9-0 run that was highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers from Vogel.
Denison scored the next seven points to bring themselves within 11 at 48-37. The teams traded baskets for the next few minutes before DePauw went on a 10-0 run, again highlighted by two 3-pointers from Vogel, who scored eight points in that span, to give DePauw a 65-43 lead.
At one point, the Tigers led by as many as 28. Denison cut the deficit mightily late, and DePauw failed to extend their lead behind a 7-of-20 performance from the foul line.
DePauw outrebounded Denison 36-32. They outscored the Big Red in points off turnovers 22-16, points in the paint 38-28 and in bench points 28-11. Denison never led in the game.
Denison had won the last five matchups against the Tigers. DePauw now holds a 17-10 lead in the series.
DePauw returns to action Saturday when they travel to Oberlin.