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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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Big Red edged out by Earlham in season opener

Kevin Cheng  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Kevin Cheng | Photo by Jace Delgado

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Quakers outscored the Big Red 36-27 in the second half as Denison men's basketball opened their 2019-20 campaign with a 56-49 loss at Earlham College on Wednesday evening in Richmond, Ind.

Despite outscoring the Quakers 28-16 in the paint, Denison was held to 33.3-percent shooting from floor.

Trailing by as many as eight points in the first half, 17-9, the Big Red closed out the opening frame with a 13-3 scoring run that saw six different DU players contribute to their 22-20 lead at the break.

In the second half, Denison and Earlham combined for six ties and two lead changes, starting with a 5-0 scoring from EC's John Sakaleros, Chainey Zolman, and Jamel Barnes, Jr. to put the Quakers ahead 25-22 with 17:57 remaining in the game.

After the Quakers broke a 35-35 tie on back-to-back free throws from Sakaleros and a bucket by Zolman, the Big Red climbed back with four-straight points from freshman Jack Olson to tie the game at 39-39 with 7:21 to play.

Trailing 43-40 with less than six minutes remaining, sophomore Kevin Cheng connected on a layup at 5:19 to cut DU's deficit to one, but Earlham built their lead back to four on the next play when Kenneth Stalling, Jr. tallied a three-pointer to put the Big Red behind, 46-42.

With 2:32 to play, senior Fred Brou cut Earlham's lead to 48-47 on a layup, but the Quakers closed out the night with a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe to hand Denison their first loss of the season. The win moved EC to 2-0 so far in 2019-20.

Cheng led the Big Red with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting while adding three assists and a steal. Freshman Will Hunter followed with 10 points and three rebounds while Brou led Denison with nine rebounds and chipped in six points. Olson and Freeman Brou also added six points each while combining for 14 rebounds.

Barnes, Jr. led all scorers with 18 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double. Sakaleros and Zolman each tallied 10 points while Stalling Jr. collected 10 boards and chipped in eight points.

The Big Red will return to action this Friday, Nov. 15 when they host the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern in their home opener. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.