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7:00 PM
Otterbein
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 18
5:00 PM
Cabrini
vs. Denison
@ @ Mary Washington, Va in Fredericksburg, Va
Sun Nov 19
1:00 PM
Denison
at Mary Washington
in Fredericksburg, Va
Tue Nov 21
7:00 PM
Denison
at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Nov 29
8:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 02
3:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Dec 06
7:30 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 09
3:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Dec 12
7:00 PM
Capital
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 20
7:00 PM
Ohio Northern
Denison
in Ada, Ohio
Sun Dec 31
2:00 PM
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Denison
in Chicago, Ill.
Wed Jan 03
8:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 06
3:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa
Wed Jan 10
6:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 13
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wabash
Crawfordsville, Ind
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7:30 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 20
3:00 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 24
8:00 PM
Denison
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
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DU wins OT thriller with Oberlin

Jett Speelman scored 32 points in DU's 89-81 OT win over Oberlin.
Jett Speelman scored 32 points in DU's 89-81 OT win over Oberlin.

Jett Speelman scored a career-high 32 points to lead Denison to an 89-81 overtime win over Oberlin College from Livingston Gymnasium in Granville, Ohio. 

Denison led from the opening field goal of the game until Oberlin's Randy Ollie tied the game with a pair of free throws with 2:55 to play in regulation.  The final 90 seconds of the second half had enough back-and-forth to make a tennis player dizzy.  Oberlin's Jack Poyle fired the first shot when he snared his own rebound off a missed 3-pointer and quickly drilled a follow-up trey from the corner, giving his team its first lead of the night at 69-68.

At the other end, Speelman countered with his fourth 3-pointer of the game, giving a two-point lead back to the Big Red.  Unfazed by Speelman's big shot, Oberlin's Nathan Cohen drove to the lane and dished to Matt Walker who buried an open triple from the elbow with 52 seconds left.

Oberlin called a timeout leading by one.  Out of the timeout, nearly everyone in the gym knew where the ball was going and it still couldn't be stopped as Speelman knocked down another 3-pointer to take back a two-point lead.

The Yeomen's next possession resulted in a Zach Myers put-back off of his own miss with 12 seconds left that tied the game at 74-74.  With their final shot, Denison went back to Speelman who missed from just inside the arc as the final horn sounded.

In overtime, David Meurer provided a jump-start when he connected on a 3-pointer on Denison's first possession.  With the game tied at 79-79, Denison's deadliest 3-point shooter of 2015-16, Darius White, cashed his sixth trey of the game with 1:50 remaining.  Oberlin's Poyle tried to answer but Matthew Bauer was there with his ninth rebound of the game.  A bucket by Speelman at the other end gave DU a five-point lead with 1:12 to play.  The game would be sealed on the next Oberlin possession when Poyle's pass was stolen by Garrett Collier.

Denison went 5-of-6 from the free throw line over the final 38 seconds to clinch the victory.

Speelman's 32 points came on 9-of-18 from the field.  He was 5-of-8 from beyond the arc and was 9-of-10 from the free throw line.  That is the most points scored by a Denison player since Dimonde Hale scored 35 points at Washington & Jefferson on Nov. 15, 2012.

White followed with 22 points by going 7-of-16 from the field and 6-of-13 from 3-point range.  He is shooting 50 percent from long range this season.  Meurer tallied 17 points and three steals in 35 minutes.  Bauer led Denison on the glass with nine rebounds while Johnny Vernasco provided two points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in only 10 minutes off the bench.

Oberlin's 6-10 center, Ollie, led the way with 20 points and eight rebounds.  He was 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from the stripe.  Poyle scored 19 points while Walker and Cohen added 14.

The Big Red shot 42 percent (28-of-66) as a team while Oberlin checked in at 45 percent (32-of-71).  DU was 15-of-38 from 3-point land, marking the second time this season Denison has connected on 15 3-pointers in a single game.

Denison improves to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference while Oberlin drops to 6-3 and 2-2 in league play.  The Big Red will return to the hardwood on Saturday when they host Wittenberg at 3 p.m. inside Livingston Gymnasium.

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