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Wed Nov 15
Final
67 Denison
63 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Nov 18
Final
61 Earlham
68 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Nov 19
Final
58 #9 Trine
41 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 21
Final
73 Denison
51 at Mt. St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sat Nov 25
Final
87 Denison
92 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sun Nov 26
Final
76 Carnegie Mellon
57 vs. Denison
@ Marietta, Ohio - Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta, Ohio
Wed Nov 29
Final
61 Mount Union
63 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 02
Final
46 Denison
48 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Dec 06
Final
56 Denison
62 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Dec 09
Final
75 Wittenberg
69 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 16
Final
72 Denison
49 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Dec 29
Final
62 Denison
69 at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Dec 30
Final
63 Franklin
71 vs. Denison
@ The Capital Center (Columbus, Ohio) in Columbus, Ohio
Wed Jan 03
Final
63 Denison
55 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 06
Final
73 Denison
67 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Jan 10
Final
62 DePauw
48 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 17
Final
46 Denison
59 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 20
Final
62 Oberlin
53 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 24
Final
44 Kenyon
38 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 27
Final - OT
62 Denison
68 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Jan 31
Final
33 Ohio Wesleyan
65 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 03
Final
52 Wooster
63 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 07
Final
43 Denison
75 at #7 DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind
Sat Feb 10
Final
54 Allegheny
71 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 14
Final
55 Hiram
72 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Feb 20
Final
52 Denison
66 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio (NCAC Quarterfinal)
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Allegheny buzzer-beater stuns No. 23 Big Red

Taylor Lindquist

Jessica Mrdjenovich made a 3-pointer as time expired, sending Allegheny to a 67-66 upset win over No. 23 Denison University in the semifinals of the 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament.  The loss to the Gators snaps a 16-game winning streak for Denison which dated back to Dec. 15, 2015.

In a game that saw 15 lead changes and 12 tie-game situations, to say it was a back-and-forth contest doesn't do it justice.  For 45 minutes it felt like the team that had the ball last would have a great chance to win.

With just under a minute to play, Denison junior guard Gaby Mehringer knocked down a clutch jumper from the wing off a nice pass from Jordan Holmes to give Denison a 65-64 lead.  A miss at the other end by Mrdjenovich resulted in Holmes' 28th rebound.  Allegheny's Kaitlyn Fromknecht fouled Holmes, sending her to the line with 13 seconds remaining.

Holmes missed the first and make the second, giving the Gators the ball with a chance to tie or win the game.  Initially, they tried for two as Candaisy Crawford put her head down and drove the lane.  The shot was off the mark but the rebound went out of bounds and was awarded to Allegheny.  On the inbounds pass, the ball was be swung from the top of the key to the wing, just in front of the Gator bench.  That's when Mrdjenovich chucked a high-arching 3-pointer that left her fingertips just before the final horn.  The shot found nothing but net, sending the Allegheny bench onto the court in celebration.

The heartbreaking defeat overshadows an all-time great performance from Denison's Jordan Holmes.  The junior broke the Denison record and the NCAC record for rebounds in a game with 28.  She also scored 22 points and finished with seven blocked shots.  As always, Holmes never left the court and was 6-of-11 from the field and 10-of-14 from the free throw line.  Twenty of Holmes 28 rebounds came on the defensive end, limiting Allegheny's second chance opportunities.

Senior Taylor Lindquist followed with 15 points while going 4-of-9 and 3-of-5 from long range.  Denison outrebounded Allegheny 52-31 but shot 37 percent from the field (21-of-57).  Allegheny attempted 20 more shots than the Big Red but also made eight more field goals.  The Gators were 29-of-77 (38 percent) while getting balanced scoring as four players reached double figures.

Emma Pellicano led the way with 18 points and four assists.  Mrdjenovich scored 12 while Olivia Barkley and Fromknecht finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Denison falls to 23-4 on the season and now puts its NCAA Tournament hopes squarely on the shoulders of the selection committee.  Allegheny will advance to the NCAC Championship game on Saturday at 4 p.m. where they will face No. 2 seed, DePauw, who also advanced via a buzzer-beater 3-pointer on Friday night.  The NCAA Division III Selection Show will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29.

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