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Wed Nov 13
Final
49 Denison
56 at Earlham
in Richmond, Ind.
Fri Nov 15
Final
80 Ohio Northern
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 20
Final
74 Capital
80 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 23
Final
69 Otterbein
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 26
Final
45 Denison
51 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Dec 04
Final
64 Denison
76 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Dec 07
Final
59 Denison
60 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Dec 14
2:00 PM
Wabash
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Denison
at UC Santa Cruz
UCSC Holiday Classic- Kaiser Permanente Arena
Sun Dec 22
4:00 PM
Denison
vs. Whittier
@ UC Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Jan 08
7:30 PM
Wittenberg
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 11
3:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Jan 15
6:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Jan 18
3:00 PM
Allegheny
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 22
8:00 PM
Wooster
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Jan 29
8:00 PM
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 01
3:00 PM
Kenyon
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 05
7:30 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Feb 08
3:00 PM
Oberlin
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 12
8:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 15
4:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 19
6:00 PM
DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
3:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Denison holds off Capital for first win

Matt Gerics  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Matt Gerics | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  Denison opened up a 19-point lead on Capital University early in the second half. The Crusaders mounted a comeback, but the Big Red held on for an 80-74 victory at Livingston Gymnasium on Wednesday night. 

Denison put together its best half of the season to open the game. They held Capital to 30 percent shooting while going 0-for-10 from 3-point range.  The DU defense was sound, and the offense was balanced, led by eight points off the bench from Matt Gerics.

In the second half, Denison took a 45-26 lead with 18:21 to play after a three-point play by Conor Fenton.  Capital pieced together a 7-0 run over the next two minutes but back-to-back 3-pointers by Jack Coulter put the Big Red up 52-34 with 15:43 left.

With 5:38 left in the game Denison led by 11.  Tyler Schreck scored down low and that sparked an 8-0 run for Capital that lasted only 2:37. Suddenly, with 3:01 left, the Big Red's 19-point lead had melted away to just three. 

Down the stretch, the free throw line proved to be the Big Red's saving grace.  Denison connected on 11 straight free throws over the final 2:38 allowing them to hold on for the six-point win.

DU was 21-for-31 from the charity stripe and 25-for-50 from the field.  Coulter led the way with 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field.  He was 4-of-7 from long range in 23 minutes of action while battling foul trouble in the first half.

Gerics spelled Coulter and finished with 10 points.  Kevin Cheng tallied 16 points and led the team in assists with six. He also tied with Fenton and Will Hunter for the team lead in rebounds with six. 

Capital was led by Griffin Doseck's 17 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench.  Cameron Caldwell finished with 15 points while Schreck added 11.  Leading scorer Ganiyu Yahaya was held to 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

Denison (1-2) returns to action on Saturday (Nov. 22) when they host Otterbein University at 3 p.m.