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Wed Dec 12
68 Denison
95 at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Dec 29
80 East Tex. Baptist
84 vs. Denison
@ Emory in Atlanta, Ga. - Emory Holiday Classic
Sun Dec 30
61 Denison
50 vs. Oswego
@ Emory in Atlanta, Ga. - Emory Holiday Classic
Thu Jan 03
72 Denison
66 at #11 Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Jan 05
67 Ohio Wesleyan
58 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 09
57 DePauw
47 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 12
95 Denison
98 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Jan 16
59 Denison
92 at #21 Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Jan 18
85 #14 Wabash
74 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 23
89 Denison
91 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 26
87 Denison
70 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Jan 30
82 Wittenberg
72 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 02
60 Denison
61 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Feb 06
73 #9 Wooster
63 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 09
90 Allegheny
75 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 13
81 Denison
86 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Feb 16
Final - OT
95 Denison
94 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
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Denison wins close one at Kenyon

Jett Speelman scored 19 points in Denison's 71-67 win over Kenyon.
Jett Speelman scored 19 points in Denison's 71-67 win over Kenyon.

Denison scored nine of the game's final 14 points helping the Big Red to a 71-67 win over Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.  The Big Red got a game-high 19 points from Jett Speelman as DU knocked down 10 3-pointers while shooting 45 percent from the field.

Early in the second half, Denison led by three at 41-38.  A Garrett Collier layup with 15:55 jump start a 10-0 run for the Big Red that would be capped off with a 3-pointer by John Cheng.

Leading 51-38, Kenyon clawed their way back, responding with an 11-0 run to get within two at 51-49 with 10 minutes to play.

The Lords took their first lead of the second half with 3:38 remaining after a pair of free throws by Matt Shifrin.  After a miss by Denison, Kenyon's Tim Connolly came up dry on his 3-point opportunity and Darius White came down with the rebound and made the Lords pay with a pull-up 3-pointer that put Denison back on top, 65-63 with 3:19 left.

With the game tied at 65-65, Speelman and Connolly traded baskets, making it a tie game with just under a minute to play.  DU went to Speelman again in the post and the junior was fouled and sent to the line where the 90 percent free throw shooter made the pair.

With 36 seconds remaining, Kenyon's Connolly was fouled and missed both free throws.  On the second miss, Connolly gathered the offensive rebound but rather than resetting the offense, he took a quick 3-point shot that was off the mark.  Patrick Keller snagged the defensive rebound for Denison.  Leading by two with 27 seconds to play, Kenyon was forced to foul and send Collier to the line.  The sophomore sank the pair, giving DU a four-point lead and icing the win.

Speelman scored 19 points while going 6-of-14 from the field in 28 minutes.  Collier scored 13 in 25 minutes and David Meurer came off the bench with 10.

Connolly finished with 21 for Kenyon to lead all players.  He was 7-for-16 from the floor and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.  Phillip Crampton came off the bench to score 11 points in 11 minutes.

With the win, Denison improves to 13-9 and 8-7 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.  Kenyon falls to 8-14 and 5-10 in conference play.  The Big Red will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 13 when they host Wabash at 3:30 p.m.

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