Case Western Reserve shot 55 percent from the field and limited the Big Red to just 25 percent shooting. The result was an 81-48 loss to the Spartans from Horsburgh Gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Case was sharp from beyond the arc, connecting on 11-of-26 3-point attempts. Dane McLoughlin led the home team, going 5-of-8 from long range. He led Case with 17 points. David Thompson scored 13 points to go along with 10 rebounds and five blocked shots.
Denison was led by Alex Longi's 12 points and 10 rebounds. David Meurer scored 11 points while Brad Woolard chipped in eight points and five rebounds. First-year Matthew Bauer tallied seven points and nine boards off the bench.
With the loss, the Big Red falls to 0-3 while Case Western Reserve improves to 3-1. Denison will return to the court on Friday night in Tacoma, Wash. When they take on Puget Sound at 9 p.m. EST.