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Wed Nov 13
7:00 PM
Denison
at Earlham
in Richmond, Ind.
Fri Nov 15
7:00 PM
Ohio Northern
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 20
8:00 PM
Capital
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 23
3:00 PM
Otterbein
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Denison
at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Dec 04
8:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Dec 07
3:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Dec 14
2:00 PM
Wabash
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Denison
at UC Santa Cruz
UCSC Holiday Classic- Kaiser Permanente Arena
Sun Dec 22
4:00 PM
Denison
vs. Whittier
@ UC Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Jan 08
7:30 PM
Wittenberg
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 11
3:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Jan 15
6:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Jan 18
3:00 PM
Allegheny
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 22
8:00 PM
Wooster
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Jan 29
8:00 PM
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 01
3:00 PM
Kenyon
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 05
7:30 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Feb 08
3:00 PM
Oberlin
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 12
8:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 15
4:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 19
6:00 PM
DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
3:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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#16 Big Red suffers first setback

Max Siwik
Max Siwik

COLUMBUS, Ohio--  Capital handed No. 16 Denison their first defeat of the 2016-17 season on Wednesday night thanks to a ferocious second half comeback.  The Crusaders rallied from a 21-point deficit en route to the 84-75 victory.

The two halves were mirror images of themselves as the Big Red knocked down eight 3-pointers in the first half to take a 44-32 lead into the locker room.  Denison's largest lead came with 6:28 left in the first when Andrew Castagnetti's triple put DU on top, 31-10.

Capital began to show signs of life in the waning minutes of the half.  A trio of 3-pointers and a pair of Tyrel Jackson jumpers cut the Denison lead to 12.  Jett Speelman paced the Big Red with 14 points in the first half.  Castagnetti added 10 points off the bench.

The Crusaders found their groove four minutes into the second half when Dan Auble's jumper made it a 10 point game at 50-40.  That shot sparked a 19-3 run that spanned the next six minutes.  Jackson's trey gave Capital a 57-53 lead.

Castagnetti cut into the run momentarily with his third 3-pointer of the game, but another 12-2 run by the Crusaders followed and with 6:14 left the home team found themselves leading 69-58.

Denison did trim the margin to five with 30 seconds remaining after a David Meurer field goal but Capital made four free throws in the final minute while DU went 0-for-2 from the field.

Speelman led Denison with 20 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes.  His streak of consecutive free throws made ended at 43 in the second half.  He was 2-of-4 from the line in the game and is 43-of-45 this season.  Meurer followed with 18 points and five boards.  Castagnetti scored 13 and Maxwell Siwik added six.

Capital (7-3) was led by Jackson who finished with 31 points while going 12-of-19 from the field.  Twenty of his 31 came in the second half.  Auble finished with 16 points with 13 coming in the second.  Capital Shot 66 percent over the final 20 minutes and were 6-of-10 from beyond the arc.  For the game, the Crusaders hit 54 percent of their shot attempts while DU held a 37-34 advantage on the glass.

Denison will take a break for finals and the holidays before returning to the court on Monday, Jan. 2 when they take on Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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