TIGERS FALL TO PANTHERS IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE;
HOST  FRANKLIN ON THURSDAY IN ICAC CHAMPIONSHIP

   Hanover, Ind.--DePauw's Tigers ran into one of the nation's best 
basketball teams on Saturday and the Hanover College Panthers probably played 
one of their best games of the season in whipping the Tigers 75-49 at the 
Collier Arena. With the loss, the Tigers fell to 16-8 overall and 6-6 in 
Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Hanover finishes regular season 
play at 20-4 overall and ICAC champions by three games with an 11-1 conference 
mark.
   DePauw's Jason Kreag started the scoring with an offensive tip less than 
a minute into the game, but that would be the only lead of the game for the 
Tigers. The Panthers scored the next 12 points to take a 10-point lead at the 
14:37 mark.
   "I thought we had some good shots early," DePauw Head Coach Bill Fenlon
said. "Maybe if we hit some of them, things are different. But they're one of
the top teams in the county and their top five played like it."
   The lead reached as many as 18 points at 24-6 and 26-8 before the 
Tigers' Brad Stevens caught fire with eight points in a 1:34 span and DePauw 
eventually cut the deficit to nine at 28-19 and 30-21. The Panthers went into 
halftime with a 36-23 lead.
   Ryan Miler got the Tigers started in the second half with a three-
pointer to make it a 10-point game, but five straight Hanover buckets including 
the last two on an alley-oop dunk and layup by David Benter made it 46-26 with 
14:32 left which put the Tigers away.
   Stevens was the lone double-figure scorer for DePauw with 10 first-half 
points. Benter, a likely two-time ICAC Player of the Year, led Hanover with 19 
points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Andy Goshorn added 10 points.
   "We made Benter pass the ball today and he really created some things 
out there," Fenlon said. "He obviously is a scorer, but today he made some 
great passes."
	The Tigers finished tied with Rose-Hulman for third in the ICAC 
standings and won the coin toss on Sunday morning, thus earning the number 
three seed and the right to host Franklin at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of 
the ICAC Championship on Thursday.

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S                          
DePauw University vs Hanover College                                            
2/17/96  3 p.m.       at  Hanover, Indiana                                      
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VISITORS: DePauw University (16-8, 6-6 ICAC)                           
                     TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS                         
No.     N A M E      FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
30 MILLER, Ryan    f  1  7   1  4   0  0   0  2  2   1   3   0  2  0  0  28
33 McCORMICK, Ben  f  1  4   0  1   2  2   0  1  1   1   4   0  2  0  0  18
43 McCOLLUM, Matt  c  2  3   0  0   0  0   1  3  4   1   4   0  0  0  0  19
10 KREAG, Jason    g  1  5   0  3   1  2   1  0  1   0   3   1  3  0  0  22
20 STEWART, Craig  g  1  4   0  1   0  0   2  1  3   1   2   0  3  1  0  24
12 SALYERS, Kyle      0  1   0  1   0  0   0  0  0   0   0   1  0  0  0   6
13 STEVENS, Brad      4  7   2  3   0  0   0  2  2   1  10   1  5  0  1  20
14 GORRELL, Matt      0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   1   0   0  2  0  0   4
15 McCOLLEY, Rush     0  0   0  0   2  4   0  1  1   1   2   0  0  0  0   2
21 BURCH, Josh        1  2   0  1   0  0   0  1  1   0   2   1  0  0  0   8
22 BROUGHTON, Matt    0  1   0  1   0  0   0  0  0   1   0   0  1  0  0   2
24 STANLEY, Eric      0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   2
32 McKINNEY, Jess     3  5   1  1   0  0   0  1  1   0   7   1  0  0  0  10
34 BOWERS, Matt       3  4   0  0   2  2   0  3  3   1   8   0  0  0  1  19
45 BROWN, Rick        1  3   0  0   2  3   2  2  4   3   4   1  0  0  0  14
42 MATZERATH, Lars    0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   1   0   0  0  0  0   2
TEAM REBOUNDS...........................   0  0  0                         
TOTALS               18 46   4 16   9 13   6 17 23  13  49   6 18  1  2 200
                                                                                
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-20  .450 2nd Half: 9-26  .346  Game:  .391   DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2 -6  .333 2nd Half: 2-10  .200  Game:  .250   REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half: 3- 4  .750 2nd Half: 6- 9  .667  Game:  .692      2, 2 
                                                                                
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HOME TEAM: Hanover College (20-4, 11-1 ICAC)                                 
                      TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS                         
No.     N A M E       FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
32 BREWER, Kyle     f  4  6   1  2   0  2   1  1  2   0   9   4  0  0  0  25
40 GOSHORN, Andy    f  5  9   0  0   0  0   2  3  5   1  10   4  3  0  1  23
34 BENTER, David    c  9 15   1  2   0  2   3  5  8   2  19   8  5  0  3  33
12 MILLER, Jon      g  0  0   0  0   0  0   0  1  1   0   0   0  0  0  1  17
22 LINVILLE, Matt   g  3  7   0  0   1  2   0  5  5   1   7   4  1  0  1  27
10 CARRIGAN, Toby      1  3   0  1   0  0   1  1  2   2   2   2  1  1  1  23
14 KLEIN, Kevin        0  0   0  0   0  0   0  1  1   1   0   1  0  0  0   3
20 ALEXANDER, Craig    3  4   1  1   0  2   1  0  1   1   7   0  1  0  0   8
33 HENSLEY, Rusty      3  6   2  3   0  0   0  2  2   2   8   1  0  0  1  18
45 DIRCKS, Chad        3  4   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   3   6   0  0  0  0  10
52 CLARKSTON, Brent    0  0   0  0   0  3   0  2  2   0   0   0  0  0  0   3
54 HALL, Marc          3  3   0  0   1  1   0  1  1   1   7   1  1  0  2  10
TEAM REBOUNDS............................   2  2  4                         
TOTALS                34 57   5  9   2 12  10 24 34  14  75  25 12  1 10 200
                                                                                
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 17-29 .586  2nd Half: 17-28  .607  Game: .596   DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2- 3 .667  2nd Half:  3- 6  .500  Game: .556   REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0- 0 .000  2nd Half:  2-12  .167  Game: .167      4    
                                                                                
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OFFICIALS:   Dave Gentile, Tony Primavera, Dave Bowman                          
TECHNICAL FOULS:                                                                
DePauw University   -  none                                                     
Hanover College     -  none                                                     
ATTENDANCE:                                                                     
SCORE BY PERIODS:        1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL                   
DePauw University         23   26    0    0    0    0      49                   
Hanover College           36   39    0    0    0    0      75                   

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