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Sat Nov 19
Final
85 Denison
73 at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Tue Nov 22
Final
75 Case Western Reserve
85 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Nov 27
Final
66 Denison
59 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Wed Nov 30
Final
65 Denison
59 at #11 Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Dec 03
Final
58 Kenyon
67 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 07
Final
72 #25 Denison
69 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Dec 10
Final - OT
72 #25 Denison
68 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Dec 14
Final
75 #16 Denison
84 at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
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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No. 9 Big Red stays hot in win over Oberlin

Devon Pitts | Photo by Jace Delgado
Devon Pitts | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Ninth-ranked Denison shot a season-best 57.9 percent from the field and a blistering 94 percent from the charity stripe on Wednesday night. Those season-high performances helped power the Big Red to an 89-73 victory over Oberlin.

Both teams converted over 54 percent from the field in the opening period, but seven first-half turnovers generated by the DU defense provided seven more opportunities on the offensive side of the ball. Those extra possessions allowed Denison to take a 41-30 lead into the intermission.

The Big Red and Yeomen traded scores over the first 10 minutes of the second period which kept it a 13-point game at 60-47. Following a triple from Joshua Friedkin with 10:07 to play, senior David Meurer found classmate Devon Pitts who knocked down a short-range jumper in the paint. On DU's next trip down the floor, Jett Speelman scored at the rim and drew a foul from Zach Moo Young. Speelman finished off the old-fashioned three-point play to extend the Denison lead to 65-47. Speelman spread the wealth on the next possession when he found Meurer for a wide-open three-pointer that gave the Big Red a 21-point lead.

Following an Eric Holt three-point play, the Yeomen tried to produce a takeaway using the full-court press. Denison was able to break the press and after corralling a pass from Matt Doyle, senior Bret Woolard quickly fed a cutting Johnny Vernasco who flushed a one-handed jam that brought the DU student section to its feet. Just over a minute later, Woolard found Andrew Castagnetti in the corner for three that pushed the Denison lead back to 75-55 with 5:38 to play. Oberlin shrunk the margin to 12 with 1:35 to play, but a 4-for-4 performance at the foul line by Pitts over the 1:11 set the final score.

Denison was 33-for-57 from the field which included a 16-for-26 (61.5 percent) performance in the second half. The Yeomen were just as impressive from the field converting 54.5 percent (30-for-55). The Big Red held a 33-19 advantage on the glass, while also outscoring Oberlin in the paint 52-36. The DU reserves also outpointed the Yeomen bench 28-15.

Speelman led all scorers with 25 points on 9-of-13 from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 at the foul line. He also added six rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes of action. Pitts followed with 14 points and four boards, while Meurer and Vernasco each had nine. Garrett Collier dished out a game-high six assists and grabbed five caroms, while Woolard had out five helpers.

Holt led a quartet of Oberlin players in double figures with 18. Eli Silverman-Lloyd followed with 16 points to go along with three assists. Jack Poyle and Friedkin added 13 and 11 tallies, respectively.

Following their ninth-straight victory, DU moves to 17-1 overall and 11-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Yeomen fall to 1-16 and 0-10 in the league. Denison returns to action this Saturday when they welcome the Wittenberg Tigers to Livingston Gymnasium for a 3 p.m. contest.

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