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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
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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Big Red sizzles in 21-point win over OWU

Johnny Vernasco  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Johnny Vernasco | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  In a season that has more ups and downs than a Cedar Point roller coaster, Wednesday's convincing 83-62 victory over Ohio Wesleyan was some Rocky Mountain high, altitude sickness-inducing rarefied air.

Not since the Big Red's 14-point win over Wooster way back on November 29, had Denison turned in such a complete and dominating performance on both ends of the court.

Trailing 21-19 with 8:34 to play in the first half, Denison exploded for a 19-2 run powered by three 3-pointers by Maxwell Siwik and three Ohio Wesleyan turnovers.

Denison entered halftime with a 41-25 lead after shooting 56 percent in the first half while forcing the Battling Bishops into 12 turnovers that resulted in 17 points for the Big Red.  Siwik led Denison with 11 points at the half and was 3-for-6 from beyond the arc.

In the second half, DU kept the pressure on and with nine minutes remaining they held a comfortable 29-point lead after back-to-back 3-pointers by Jack Coulter.  Denison's lead grew to as much as 31 with five minutes remaining, allowing head coach Bob Ghiloni to turn the reigns over to his reserve squad to close out the game.

Siwik led all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting in 28 minutes.  Coulter followed with 16 points while going 4-of-5 from long range.  Johnny Vernasco tallied 12 points and four steals in 21 inspired minutes.  Senior point guard Garrett Collier was equally as efficient, totaling 12 points, nine assists and six rebounds in only 26 minutes.

Ohio Wesleyan boasts the No. 1 and No. 2 scorers in the North Coast Athletic Conference in Nate Axelrod and Seth Clark.  Axelrod failed to reach double-figures for only the second time this season as he scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting.  Clark led OWU with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

Denison shot 53 percent from the field and was 14-of-27 from 3-point land (52 percent).  Ohio Wesleyan shot 43 percent from the field and was 11-of-30 from deep.  Denison outrebounded the Battling Bishops 31-25 and turned their 19 turnovers into 23 points.

The Big Red improves to 11-9 and 7-6 in the NCAC while OWU drops to 15-6 and 9-4 in the league.  Denison returns to action on Saturday when they travel to the College of Wooster for a 4 p.m. tip-off against the Fighting Scots.

 

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