Mon Jan 02
Final
79 #21 Denison
52 at Brooklyn
in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tue Jan 03
Final
72 #21 Denison
64 at Mount Saint Vincent
in Riverdale, N.Y.
Thu Jan 05
Final
80 Ohio Wesleyan
83 #21 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 07
Final
63 Allegheny
104 #21 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 11
Final
61 DePauw
74 #19 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 14
Final
66 #19 Denison
53 at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Jan 18
Final
83 #10 Denison
77 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
Final
82 #10 Denison
67 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Jan 25
Final
73 Oberlin
89 #9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
Final
71 Wittenberg
70 #9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 01
Final
77 #12 Denison
82 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
Final
77 Wooster
62 #12 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 08
Final
70 #23 Denison
62 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Feb 11
Final
98 #23 Denison
78 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 15
Final
66 Hiram
80 #19 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
Final
65 Wabash
76 #19 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Feb 21
Final
79 DePauw
85 #14 Denison
NCAC Tournament Quarterfinal in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 24
Final
77 #14 Denison
87 vs. Wooster
@ Ohio Wesleyan NCAC Tournament Semifinal in Delaware, Ohio
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Cap pulls away from Big Red

Robby Weingart scored 9 points off the bench vs. Capital.
Robby Weingart scored 9 points off the bench vs. Capital.

Twelve of Capital University's 21 field goals came from beyond the 3-point arc.  That helped the Crusaders pull away from Denison, 68-45, on Thursday night in Granville.

Capital took a 12-0 lead in the opening three minutes of the contest, forcing the Big Red to play catch-up from the onset.  With five minutes to play in the first half, sophomore Brad Woolard knocked down a baseline jumper, trimming the Capital lead to 22-20.  After a steal by Alex Longi, Jon Akpapunam converted the fast break lay-up, tying the game at 22-22 with 4:53 to play in the first half.

A 3-pointer by Briggs King one minute later gave Denison its first lead of the game at 25-24.  That would be short lived as Capital's Tim Congrove answered with a 3-pointer at the other end.  Capital would close out the first half on a 7-0 run to take a six-point lead into the locker room.

The second half opened with both teams struggling to convert on the offensive end.  In the opening four minutes the two teams combined for seven turnovers and zero points.  Capital would shake off its offensive woes but they would continue well into the half for the Big Red.  DU's first field goal of the period wouldn't come until the 13:40 mark when Robby Weingart stuck a close jumper after a pass from Patrick Keller.  At that point Capital led 41-28 and the game hung in the balance.

The Weingart shot would spark a 12-4 run by the home team that got Denison back within striking distance at 45-39 with 9:23 to play.  That's when Spencer Neikamp and the Crusaders put their foot on the gas pedal.  Neikamp, scored 15 of the team's 31 points in the first half.  He would add just seven in the second half but his presence inside and on the wing was a factor.

Over the final nine minutes Capital (8-4) would outscore Denison 23-6 to close out the contest.  Neikamp led all scorers with 22 points and six rebounds while going 7-of-14 from the field.  Capital was 12-of-26 from beyond the arc and Neikamp led the way with five treys.  Mitch Westerheide followed with 15 points and four assists for Capital.

Denison got 12 points and seven rebounds from Dimonde Hale who went 4-of-8 from the field.  Weingart scored 9 points off the bench while Akpapunam chipped in eight. Woolard led all players with a career-high nine rebounds. Denison and Capital tied with 37 rebounds apiece and the Crusaders held a 14-10 advantage in the turnover column. 

The Big Red returns to action on Monday (Jan. 7) when they travel to The University of Cincinnati-Clermont in Batavia, Ohio for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

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