Tigers stun defending champions; take final tipoff tournament title

     GREENCASTLE, IND.- For the entire preseason, most of talk of the DePauw Tigers was of their youth and inexperience and how they were untested. If Saturday's 72-71 upset win over Division III defending champion Illinois Wesleyan is any indication, then the Tigers are have passed the first exam.

     The Tigers used clutch free throw shooting down the stretch in Friday's win, but three misses from the charity stripe in the closing 19 seconds nearly cost them the win. Bob Steiner buried a three-pointer with 30 seconds left to make it 71-65 Tigers, but a three-point play by the Titans' Brent Niebrugge with 21 seconds left cut the margin to three. Brad Stevens then hit one of two with 19 seconds left and Corey Yost missed a pair of free throws with seven seconds left before Kyle Sudeen buried a three with two seconds left. Following an Illinois Wesleyan timeout, the Tigers were able to inbound the ball and run out the clock.

     The Tigers came out smoking with a 9-0 lead over the first 5:15.They continued to lead until a 7-0 run late in the half gave the Titans a 29-27 halftime lead. DePauw opened the second half with 10 straight to take an eight-point lead, but the Titans scored seven in a row to cut the margin to one. The visitors regained the lead and held as much as a six-point lead at 54-48 with 8:24 left. From there the Tigers went on a 16-4 run to take a six-point lead. During that stretch, Yost scored 12 including nine straight.

     Yost led the Tigers with 19 points in just his second collegiate game, while Jack Kidd and Stevens finished with 11 each. Niebrugge led the Titans with 20 points and 15 rebounds as Illinois Wesleyan held a 36-21 advantage on the boards. Korey Coon chipped in with 18 points.The difference in the game, however, came at the free throw line where the Tigers were 18 of 25 and Wesleyan was 24 of 39.

     The 2-0 Tigers travel to North Park College on Saturday, November 29 for a 7:30 p.m. CST contest.

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DePauw Tipoff Tournament Championship Game

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S                          
Illinois Wesleyan U. vs DePauw University                                       
11/22/97 4 p.m.       at  Neal Fieldhouse; Greencastle, Indiana                 
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VISITORS: Illinois Wesleyan U. (1-1)                                            
                          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
22 NIEBRUGGE, Brent     f  6 11   0  1   8 15   5 10 15   4  20   1  2  0  1  33
50 HODER, Matt          f  0  4   0  0   0  1   2  0  2   2   0   0  2  0  1  16
42 BOYDEN, Andrew       c  3  7   0  0   3  4   2  3  5   4   9   2  5  0  1  26
12 COON, Korey          g  6 12   1  3   5  5   0  0  0   4  18   1  2  0  0  40
20 HUBBARD, Nathan      g  1  6   1  2   1  5   1  4  5   2   4   4  3  0  3  34
04 OSBORN, Adam            0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0+
14 OSBORN, Jason           0  1   0  0   0  0   0  1  1   1   0   1  0  0  0  10
24 TUDEEN, Kyle            1  1   1  1   2  2   0  0  0   2   5   0  0  0  1   1
40 HAPP, Jerry             3  5   0  0   3  3   2  2  4   3   9   2  0  0  2  25
54 BAINES, John            2  3   0  0   2  4   2  0  2   1   6   1  1  0  1  14
TEAM REBOUNDS................................   2  0  2                         
TOTALS                    22 50   3  7  24 39  16 20 36  23  71  12 15  0 10 199
                                                                                
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-24  .417   2nd Half: 12-26  .462   Game:  .440   DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0- 2  .000   2nd Half:  3- 5  .600   Game:  .429   REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-18  .500   2nd Half: 15-21  .714   Game:  .615      8, 1 
                                                                                
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HOME TEAM: DePauw University (2-0)                                              
                          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
24 YOST, Corey          f  6 11   3  6   4  6   0  1  1   4  19   2  0  1  0  26
35 GIFFORD, Dave        f  3  4   0  0   0  0   0  1  1   5   6   1  2  0  0  17
43 KIDD, Jack           c  3  3   0  0   5  5   1  3  4   5  11   0  2  0  3  22
20 STEWART, Craig       g  2  7   2  5   0  0   0  4  4   4   6   4  1  2  0  36
21 BURCH, Josh          g  1  2   0  0   0  0   0  2  2   2   2   5  0  0  0  25
22 STEVENS, Brad           2  5   0  0   7  8   1  1  2   2  11   5  1  0  0  19
32 McKINNEY, Jess          3  6   2  4   0  2   0  2  2   1   8   0  1  0  2  15
33 STEINER, Bob            2  2   1  1   0  2   0  0  0   2   5   1  3  0  2  19
42 MATZERATH, Lars         1  2   0  0   2  2   1  2  3   3   4   1  4  2  0  23
13 HARVEY, Sylvester       0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   1   0   0  1  0  0   1
TEAM REBOUNDS................................   0  2  2                         
TOTALS                    23 42   8 16  18 25   3 18 21  29  72  19 15  5  7 203
                                                                                
TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-21  .429   2nd Half: 14-21  .667   Game:  .548   DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-11  .273   2nd Half:  5- 5 1.000   Game:  .500   REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6- 7  .857   2nd Half: 12-18  .667   Game:  .720      2, 1 
                                                                                
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OFFICIALS:   Mike Fox, Dave Barlow, Greg Bowman                                 
TECHNICAL FOULS:                                                                
Illinois Wesleyan U.-  none                                                     
DePauw University   -  none                                                     
ATTENDANCE:  400                                                                
SCORE BY PERIODS:        1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL                   
Illinois Wesleyan U.      29   42    0    0    0    0      71                   
DePauw University         27   45    0    0    0    0      72                   
COMMENTS: DePauw Tipoff Tournament Championship                                 
                                                                                

DePauw Tipoff Tournament Consolation Game


OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S                          
Washington (Mo.) U. vs Centre College                                           
11/22/97 2 p.m.       at  Neal Fieldhouse; Greencastle, Indiana                 
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VISITORS: Washington (Mo.) U. (0-2)                                             
                          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
14 REYNOLDS, Dan        f  2  5   1  3   0  0   0  1  1   1   5   1  0  0  1  15
33 HEIDBRINK, Chris     f  1  5   0  0   1  2   0  1  1   1   3   1  0  0  1  18
52 GREEAR, Matt         c  4 12   0  0   2  4   4  4  8   5  10   3  3  3  1  21
21 PHILIPP, Nate        g  3  6   3  6   0  0   0  1  1   4   9   0  2  0  0  17
22 PATTON, Ryan         g  0  6   0  2   2  2   0  0  0   4   2   6  3  0  2  18
10 PRUNTY, Kevin           0  1   0  1   0  0   0  0  0   4   0   1  0  0  1   9
11 PANEK, Brian            4  9   2  2   0  0   2  2  4   3  10   5  3  0  2  23
12 DAY, Kevin              1  4   0  2   0  0   0  2  2   2   2   3  0  0  0  13
30 LAUR, Derek             2  2   1  1   2  2   1  4  5   0   7   4  2  0  3  25
45 CERVEN, David           8 11   0  0   5  6   1  2  3   1  21   0  0  0  0  22
55 FUNCHES, Levi           3  4   0  0   0  1   1  2  3   3   6   0  3  0  0  21
TEAM REBOUNDS................................   4  0  4                         
TOTALS                    28 65   7 17  12 17  13 19 32  28  75  24 16  3 11 202
                                                                                
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-30  .433   2nd Half: 15-35  .429   Game:  .431   DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3- 8  .375   2nd Half:  4- 9  .444   Game:  .412   REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1- 4  .250   2nd Half: 11-13  .846   Game:  .706      2    
                                                                                
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HOME TEAM: Centre College (1-1)                                                 
                          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
04 McLAIN, Chip         f  5 10   2  3   1  5   1  8  9   3  13   3  6  0  1  34
23 SMITH, Andy          f  2  5   1  3   0  0   2  1  3   2   5   4  0  0  1  29
50 HODGES, Stephen      c  4  7   0  0   4  5   2  3  5   4  12   4  2  0  0  27
03 BRITT, Brian         g  4  5   1  1   8 10   0  1  1   4  17   5  6  0  2  23
22 BATES, Bryan         g  8 13   5  9   5  7   2  0  2   0  26   0  2  0  1  33
10 COOPER, Tim             0  0   0  0   3  5   0  3  3   1   3   1  0  0  1  19
12 STEPHAN, Tim            2  4   2  4   0  0   0  2  2   2   6   0  2  0  0  10
21 GETTER, Kyle            0  1   0  1   0  0   1  0  1   2   0   0  0  0  0   6
32 BUTLER, Richie          0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   4
42 HUGHES, Travis          0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0   0  1  0  0   2
52 GRAHAM, Gabe            1  1   0  0   4  4   1  3  4   2   6   0  2  0  0  13
TEAM REBOUNDS................................   0  5  5                         
TOTALS                    26 46  11 21  25 36   9 26 35  20  88  17 21  0  6 200
                                                                                
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-28  .571   2nd Half: 10-18  .556   Game:  .565   DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  8-15  .533   2nd Half:  3- 6  .500   Game:  .524   REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half: 12-15  .800   2nd Half: 13-21  .619   Game:  .694      3, 1 
                                                                                
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OFFICIALS:                                                                      
TECHNICAL FOULS:                                                                
Washington (Mo.) U. -  none                                                     
Centre College      -  none                                                     
ATTENDANCE:  150                                                                
SCORE BY PERIODS:        1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL                   
Washington (Mo.) U.       30   45    0    0    0    0      75                   
Centre College            52   36    0    0    0    0      88                   
COMMENTS: Consolation Game, DePauw Tipoff Tourn.