Win Streak Moves to Three with Road Win over Denison

Win Streak Moves to Three with Road Win over Denison

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.

Jack VandeMerkt scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench. Josh Hall scored 14, shooting 5-of-6 from the foul line.

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.