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Wed Nov 15
Final
69 Otterbein
76 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 18
Final
90 Denison
70 vs. #23 Cabrini
@ Fredericksburg, Va. in Fredericksburg, Va
Sun Nov 19
Final
57 Denison
70 at Mary Washington
in Fredericksburg, Va.
Tue Nov 21
Final
74 Denison
69 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Nov 29
Final
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
Final
93 Ohio Northern
64 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Dec 31
Final
69 Chicago
82 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 03
Final
70 Denison
89 at #9 Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 06
Final
97 Denison
72 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa
Wed Jan 10
Final
83 DePauw
70 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 13
Final
46 Denison
63 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