Wed Dec 14
Final
46 Ohio Wesleyan
49 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 28
Final - OT
61 Denison
53 vs. Wis.-Platteville
@ Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Thu Dec 29
Final
51 Denison
48 vs. #19 Albright
@ San Juan, P.R. in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Wed Jan 04
Final
63 Denison
62 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Jan 07
Final
52 Allegheny
63 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 11
Final - 2OT
63 #17 DePauw
50 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 18
Final
56 Denison
37 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
Final
40 Denison
47 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Jan 25
Final
38 Denison
41 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
Final
42 Wittenberg
65 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 01
Final
65 Denison
72 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
Final
48 Wooster
63 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 08
Final
46 Denison
60 at #10 DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Feb 11
Final
59 Denison
43 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 15
Final - OT
58 Hiram
55 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Feb 21
Final
61 Denison
46 at Ohio Wesleyan
NCAC Tournament Quarterfinal in Delaware, Ohio
Fri Feb 24
Final
51 Denison
42 vs. Kenyon
@ DePauw in Greencastle, Ind. - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Sat Feb 25
Final
50 Denison
56 at DePauw
2017 NCAC Women's Basketball Tournament - Championship
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Big Red drops heartbreaker to Allegheny

Gretchen Staubach scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Allegheny.
Gretchen Staubach scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Allegheny.

After 40 minutes, 10 lead changes and 14 tie-game situations, the Allegheny Gators edged out a 63-62 victory over Denison on Saturday in Granville.

All square at 49-49 with 11:20 left in regulation, Jessica Mrdjenovich and Daryl Ford each knocked down a jumper to give the Gators a four-point edge, their largest of the half.

Now trailing 55-51, DU senior point guard Serafina Nuzzo knocked down a triple off an assist from sophomore Candise Love.  Still down one with 6:11 to go, junior Gretchen Staubach grabbed an offensive board and converted the put back to regain the lead, 56-55.  Two minutes later, sophomore Mary Margaret Habel extended the advantage with a layup off an assist from senior Kyli Parker.

On the ensuing possession, Allegheny's Rachel Vigliotti drained a 3-pointerto tie the game at 58-58.  DU retook the lead on its next trip down the floor thanks to a jumper by Nuzzo.  At the 2:41 mark, Emma Pellicano cut the Gator deficit in half after splitting a pair at the foul line.

With just 30 ticks left on the clock, Allegheny tied the game for the 14th time when Vigliotti knocked down her first of two free throws.  The second attempt also fell giving the visiting team a 61-60 advantage.

As time ran down, Nuzzo cut down the left side of the lane and appeared to have the go-ahead bucket.  However, a traveling call by the referee negated the score and forced the Big Red to foul.  With 11.5 seconds on the clock, Vigliotti knocked down both free throw attempts, extending the lead to three.

On the offensive end of the court, Denison looked for the game-tying 3-point attempt, but couldn't get separation from the suffocating Gator defense.  With 0.9 seconds, Vigliotti fouled Parker before she could attempt a shot from behind the arc.  Parker made both attempts as Allegheny held on for a 63-62 victory.

The opening half was a see-saw battle from whistle to whistle.  The Gators built up an eight-point lead following a Marina Scarantino jumper with 7:47 left in the half.  However, a 9-1 run by DU tied the game at 25-25. With 1:21 on the clock, senior Kinsey Bryant-Lees drained jumper that put the Big Red in front 35-30, but a five-point spurt by AC tied the contest at the break.

Despite shooting 52 percent in the opening period, the Big Red finishing the game with a 37 percent clip from the field.  Allegheny shot 39 percent from the floor, including a 46-percent clip from beyond the arc.  Both teams scored 28 points in the paint, while DU held a 42-39 edge on the glass.

Staubach finished with a double-double after scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while Nuzzo chipped in 14 points in 35 minutes of action.  Habel added 11 points and six boards, while Parker logged 10 tallies and four assists off the bench.

Vigliotti led all scorers with 19 points in 33 minutes.  Ford finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Kendall Hoffman added 10 tallies.

Both teams move to 13-10 overall and 8-6 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.  Denison returns to the court on Wednesday when they travel to Oberlin for a 6 p.m. tip-off.