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Women to face Oberlin in NCAC Tournament

Denison women's basketball huddle

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  The Big Red women's basketball team will enter the 2018 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament as the No. 6 seed and will travel to No. 3 Oberlin on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at  7 p.m.

Denison (12-13, 7-9 NCAC) completed the regular season on Wednesday with 72-55 win over Hiram and has won four of its last five games.  The only loss came to seventh-ranked DePauw, on the road in Greencastle, Indiana.

Oberlin (18-7, 13-3 NCAC) is 2-0 against Denison in 2017-18. On Dec. 6, the Yeowomen prevailed 62-56 behind 16 points from Olivia Canning. On January 20 in Granville, Denison held a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but Oberlin stormed back to pull out the 62-53 win.  Lauren Hofer paced Denison with 13 points and six rebounds.

Brittany Atkinson leads Denison in scoring at 11.0 points per game. Alison Schafer is scoring 10.0 and has had four games with 20 points or more this season.

Over the last four seasons, Denison is 6-4 in the NCAC Tournament, making two appearances in the championship game. The Big Red has not faced Oberlin in the NCAC Tournament since 2009 when DU rolled to a 99-47 win over the Yeomen in the quarterfinal round.

Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for children (18 and under), NCAC Guest Pass holders or students without an NCAC institution ID.  Students with an ID from an NCAC institution will be admitted free of charge.

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