Wed Nov 15
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
Chicago
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
Wed Jan 17
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
in Granville, Ohio
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Men primed for NCAC semifinal with Ohio Wesleyan

Denison is back in the NCAC Semifinals for the first time since 2012.
Denison is back in the NCAC Semifinals for the first time since 2012.

Denison will travel to Ohio Wesleyan on Friday for the semifinals of the 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament.  As the No. 4 seed, the Big Red will take on the top-seeded Battling Bishops in the semifinals while second-seeded Wooster will face No. 3 Hiram in the other matchup.

This marks Denison's fifth appearance in the NCAC Tournament semifinals and the program's first since advancing to the championship game in 2012.  The Big Red is coming off an 81-75 win over Wittenberg on Tuesday night at Livingston Gymnasium.  David Meurer and Matthew Bauer led Denison with 24 and 19 points, respectively.  At 15-11, Denison is enjoying its most successful season in terms of total victories since the 1997-98 team went 17-9.

DU is led in scoring by junior Jett Speelman who is averaging 17.8 ppg.  He scored 14 points in the win over Wittenberg.  In addition to his 24-point showing against the Tigers, Meurer also became the 21st player in program history to score 1,000 career points.  Meurer accomplished the feat midway through the second half.  He enters Friday's semifinal with 1,005 points in 77 career games.

Senior guard Darius White became Denison's career leader in 3-point field goals made earlier in the season.  He needs only three more 3-point field goals to break the single-season record for treys at DU.  That record of 71 was set by DU Hall of Famer Brian Malinowski in 1994-95.

The Big Red is 0-2 against Ohio Wesleyan this season after suffering a 92-82 loss in Granville on Dec. 5.  On Jan. 23 they would drop an 82-76 decision in Delaware after the Bishops closed the game on a 17-4 run over the final five minutes.

Ohio Wesleyan is ranked 10th in the latest D3hoops.com Top-25 poll.  They are 23-3 with their only losses coming to NCAC foes Hiram, Wooster, and Wabash.  The Bishops have four players averaging at least 14.0 ppg in Nate Axelrod (17.1 ppg), Seth Clark (15.7 ppg.), Ben Simpson (14.3 ppg) and Claude Gray (14.0 ppg).  They average 87 points per game and shoot 46 percent as a team.  Ohio Wesleyan has won the NCAC Tournament five times, with their last win coming in 2013.

There will be a presale of tickets for Friday's games from 12-2 p.m. on Friday in the Ohio Wesleyan Athletics Office in Edwards Gym.  Individuals may purchase up to 6 tickets during the presale.  Students with a valid ID from an NCAC institution may pick up ONE ticket free of charge.

Tickets for the Hiram-Wooster game will go on sale at Branch Rickey Arena at 4:30 p.m.  Ticket sales for the Denison-Ohio Wesleyan game will begin once the arena has been cleared after the Hiram-Wooster game, but no earlier than 7:30 p.m.

Prices are $7 for adults, $5 for children (18 and under), NCAC guest pass holders and students without and NCAC ID.  There is no admission fee for students with a valid ID from an NCAC institution.

The winners of Friday's games will advance to the championship game on Saturday at 5 p.m.  All three games will be played at Branch Rickey Arena in Delaware, Ohio.  For more information see Ohio Wesleyan's Tournament website.

Speelman receives NCAC honor
February 2, 2016 Speelman receives NCAC honor
Big Red stumbles at Wabash
January 9, 2016 Big Red stumbles at Wabash
Denison tops Case, 80-79
November 24, 2015 Denison tops Case, 80-79