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Wed Nov 13
Final
49 Denison
56 at Earlham
in Richmond, Ind.
Fri Nov 15
Final
80 Ohio Northern
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 20
Final
74 Capital
80 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 23
Final
69 Otterbein
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 26
Final
45 Denison
51 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Dec 04
Final
64 Denison
76 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Dec 07
Final
59 Denison
60 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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Red-hot Terriers quelled by Denison

Fred Brou  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Fred Brou | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  Maxwell Siwik scored 19 points as Denison handed Hiram College a 68-62 loss on Wednesday night at Livingston Gymnasium. The win moves the Big Red to 5-4 in the North Coast Athletic Conference while Hiram drops to 6-3 in conference play.

During pregame, these were two teams who appeared to be going in opposite directions. 

Winners of eight of its last nine games, Hiram was coming off an 88-79 win over nationally-ranked Ohio Wesleyan. They were even named the Division III Team of the Week by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Tuesday.

Denison started the season hot but has struggled of late, losing six of eight dating back to mid-December.  Against the Terriers, the Big Red got back to its defense-first mentality and made things hard for Hiram by contesting shots and winning 50/50 balls.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair that saw Denison post the games' first exclamation point in the closing seconds when Siwik drained a closely contested 3-pointer to put the Big Red on top, 37-33 at the intermission.

With 12 minutes to play in the second half, Hiram first-year Jalen Kirksey scored two of his 13 to make it a 46-43 game.  Denison responded with a 7-0 run powered by five points from Fred Brou which gave the Big Red its largest lead at 58-47 with 6:26 to play.

A 3-pointer by Hiram's Marcel Rice with 3:54 remaining got the Terriers to within five points but Claude Chandonnet's triple from the corner pushed Denison's lead back to eight.  Over the final three minutes, Hiram missed five of its final six shot attempts allowing DU to hold on for the six-point win.

Siwik led Denison with 19 points while shooting 7-of-15 from the field. He was 5-of-8 from beyond the arc and also ended with four rebounds.  Garrett Collier finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes.  Matt Doyle followed with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds.

Hiram's Kelvin Jones entered the game leading the NCAC in rebounds per game (9.9) and was sixth in scoring at 16.1 ppg.  He finished with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting and led all players with a season-high 18 rebounds.  Kirksey followed with 13 points and seven boards in 34 minutes.

Denison shot 44 percent as a team and was 10-of-24 from 3-point range (42 percent).  Hiram shot 37 percent and was just 3-of-22 on 3-point tries. 

The Big Red returns to action on Saturday (Jan. 20) when they host Kenyon College at 3 p.m.

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