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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
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57 Denison
70 at Mary Washington
in Fredericksburg, Va.
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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
Final - 3OT
84 Denison
83 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Dec 06
Final
61 Oberlin
80 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 09
Final
86 Wittenberg
55 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Dec 12
Final
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
Final
83 DePauw
70 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 13
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46 Denison
63 at Wabash
Crawfordsville, Ind
Wed Jan 17
Final
62 Hiram
68 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 20
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Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 24
8:00 PM
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at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Jan 27
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Jan 31
8:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 03
4:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Wed Feb 07
6:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind
Sat Feb 10
3:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 14
7:30 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Feb 17
3:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Wittenberg blows by Big Red

Maxwell Siwik  |  Photo by Craig Hicks
Maxwell Siwik | Photo by Craig Hicks

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  Wittenberg entered the game with a perfect 7-0 record and strongly stated its case for Top-25 consideration after an 86-55 dismantling of the Denison Big Red on Saturday at Livingston Gymnasium.

Both teams entered the game tied for first place in the North Coast Athletic Conference with perfect 3-0 records in league play.  The Tigers asserted themselves on the defensive end early and that led to some instant offense.  DU missed seven of its first eight shot attempts and trailed 18-4 five minutes into the game.

The Tigers pushed the lead to 23-8 with 12 minutes left in the first half and that's when the Big Red came alive.  An 11-0 run by Denison powered by five points from Maxwell Siwik made it a 23-19 game with nine minutes left in the first.

The Tigers bounced right back, countering with a 15-3 run to go up 37-22 entering the closing minutes of the first half.  A basket by Wittenberg's Chris Sloneker with 36 seconds remaining sent the Tigers into the intermission with a 46-26 lead.

In the second half, Wittenberg put the game away early with a 16-2 run to open the period.

Five players scored in double figures for Wittenberg, led by Mitch Balser's 18 points and five assists on 6-of-11 shooting.  Balser was deadly from beyond the arc, going 5-of-6 from 3-point range.  Senior center Chad Roy followed with 13 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes.

The Tigers were 32-for-58 from the field (55 percent) and were 11-of-21 from three (52 percent).  They held a 35-30 advantage on the glass and committed 14 turnovers to Denison's 20.  The Tigers also manufactured 26 points via Big Red turnovers.

Denison got 13 points from Siwik on 5-of-9 shooting.  Garrett Collier added 10 points and Matt Doyle chipped in eight. 

The Big Red continues its five-game homestand on Tuesday, Dec. 12 when they host Capital University at 7 p.m.  The Denison Sports Network broadcast will begin at 6:45 p.m.