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Wed Nov 15
Final
69 Otterbein
76 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 18
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90 Denison
70 vs. #23 Cabrini
@ Fredericksburg, Va. in Fredericksburg, Va
Sun Nov 19
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57 Denison
70 at Mary Washington
in Fredericksburg, Va.
Tue Nov 21
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74 Denison
69 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Nov 29
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61 Wooster
75 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 02
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84 Denison
83 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Dec 06
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61 Oberlin
80 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 09
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86 Wittenberg
55 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Dec 12
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76 Capital
69 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 20
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93 Ohio Northern
64 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Dec 31
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69 Chicago
82 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 03
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70 Denison
89 at #9 Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 06
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97 Denison
72 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa
Wed Jan 10
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83 DePauw
70 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 13
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46 Denison
63 at Wabash
Crawfordsville, Ind
Wed Jan 17
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62 Hiram
68 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 20
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90 Kenyon
93 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 24
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52 Denison
59 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Jan 27
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61 Denison
84 at #3 Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Jan 31
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62 Ohio Wesleyan
83 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 03
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70 Denison
73 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Wed Feb 07
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87 Denison
95 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind
Sat Feb 10
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59 Allegheny
90 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 14
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78 Denison
60 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Feb 17
Final
65 Wabash
93 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Feb 20
7:30 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio (NCAC Quarterfinal)
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#10 Denison holds off Hiram

Claude Chandonnet  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Claude Chandonnet | Photo by Jace Delgado

HIRAM, Ohio— No. 10 Denison equaled its best start in school history with an 83-77 win over Hiram College at Price Gymnasium.  The Big Red was led by Claude Chandonnet who came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points while going 7-of-9 from 3-point range. 

Denison shot 53 percent in the first half and built an 18-point lead heading into the break.  With nine minutes to play in the game, Jett Speelman's slam put DU on top 63-51.  Two more free throws from Speelman after a miss by Hiram's Dean Sherman pushed the Big Red's lead back out to 14. 

With 40 seconds left in the game, Denison still had a 14-point lead.  That's when the Terriers proceeded to score nine straight points in a span of 33 seconds.  Suddenly it was a five point game with seven seconds to play.  Garrett Collier's free throw gave the Big Red an 81-75 lead, thwarting the frantic Hiram comeback bid.

Five of Chandonnet's seven triples came in the first half as he accounted for all of Denison's 3-point makes in the period.  In the second half, Speelman scored 10 of his 16 points to pace the Big Red.  David Meurer finished with 17 points and six assists in 29 minutes.

Hiram got 24 points from Paul Ortiz while Joe Caspio finished with 17 points and nine rebounds.  The Terriers held a 35-32 advantage on the glass, but 20 turnovers by the home team resulted in 22 points by Denison.

With the win, the Big Red improves to 15-1, matching the season record set by the 1913-14 Denison team that was coached by third-year head coach Walter Livingston.  That team's only loss came against Ohio State, 27-22 in their 12th game of the season.

The victory also keeps Denison undefeated in North Coast Athletic Conference play at 9-0.  The Big Red holds a two-game lead over Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster in the current NCAC standings.

With the loss, Hiram drops to 6-9 and 3-5 in conference play.  Denison returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Kenyon (4-12, 3-6) for a 3 p.m. tip-off against the Lords.

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