Game Notes at Wabash - November 24, 1999
DePauw Men's Basketball Game Notes at Wabash • November 24, 1999
|DePauw University Tigers (1-1)||PPG||RPG||APG|
|F||30||Joe Nixon||6-4||200||So.||Valparaiso, Ind. (Valparaiso)||17.0||7.5||1.0|
|F||35||Dave Gifford||6-3||190||Jr.||Lakewood, Ohio (Lakewood)||6.0||3.5||2.0|
|C||45||Sean Lewis||6-7||240||So.||Lebanon, Ind. (Lebanon)||11.0||8.5||1.0|
|G||10||Mike Howland||5-11||160||So.||Arlington Heights, Ill. (St. Viator)||7.0||2.5||2.5|
|G||33||Bob Steiner||6-2||195||Jr.||Clarendon Hills, Ill. (Hinsdale Central)||8.5||2.5||0.5|
|Wabash College Little Giants (2-0)||PPG||RPG||APG|
|F||30||Michael Babcock||6-4||200||Sr.||Mishawaka, Ind. (Penn)||6.5||4.5||2.0|
|F||34||Pleas Ferguson||6-6||194||So.||Indianapolis, Ind. (Tech)||7.5||4.5||2.5|
|C||50||Brian Latham||6-6||200||Sr.||New Castle, Ind. (Chrysler)||17.9||9.5||1.9|
|G||14||Josh Estelle||6-2||175||Sr.||New Castle, Ind. (Chrysler)||20.0||3.0||2.0|
|G||20||Antoine Carpenter||5-10||184||Sr.||Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis)||4.5||3.5||5.0|
The Tigers are 1-1 after defeating Alfred (N.Y.) University 66-45 and losing to the College of Wooster in the championship game of the Al Van Wie Rotary Classic at Wooster. Wabash is 2-0 after winning their own tournament. They defeated Concordia 64-59 and Ohio Northern 65-51.
COMPARING THE TEAMS
DePauw leads the all-time series 105-72-1, but Wabash has won the last five and six of the last seven. DePauw's last win over Wabash came during the 1995-96 season by a 62-61 score in Greencastle. DePauw's last win in Crawfordsville was in the 1994-95 season, 75-59. The five straight wins is the most in the series for the Little Giants since they won six straight from 1979-83.
Bill Fenlon is in his ninth season with the Tigers with a record of 108-74. In 15 seasons overall as a head coach his teams are 216-143. since coming to DePauw in April of 1992, his Tiger teams have posted a 7-7 record against the Little Giants. In three seasons as head coach at Rose-Hulman he led the Engineers to a 5-0 record against the Little Giants.
Mac Petty is in his 24th season as head coach of the Little Giants and his teams have posted 314 wins. Since the beginning of the 1996-97 season, Wabash teams are 65-19. He is 18-28 against DePauw.
Dave Gifford's seven steals against Alfred tied a school record that Eric Bruksch accomplished twice and Brett Hecko once. It last occurred on Jan. 29, 1992, by Bruksch against Anderson ... The 109 points allowed by the Tigers in the first two games is the best defensive effort in the opening pair of contests since the 1991-92 season when they allowed 107 to Washington and Centre ... Including games at the conclusion of last season Joe Nixon has scored in double figures in nine of the last 10 games and averaged 18.1 points and 6.0 rebounds in those 10 ... The Tigers will likely be without junior forward Joe Faires for the rest of the season due to a back injury. Faires, who averaged 12.0 points and 6.4 rebounds last year, has yet to practice this season ... Bob Steiner's streak of 12 straight games with at least one three-pointer made came to an end against Wooster ... Nixon's 20 points and 12 rebounds marked his first collegiate double-double ... Alfred's 30 percent shooting from the field against the Tigers was the best DePauw defensive showing since they allowed Oberlin just 28.8 percent in last year's second game ... The Tigers' 17 steals were the most by DePauw since they had 17 in a 100-58 win over Concordia on Dec. 8, 1997.
The Tigers host Webster University next Monday at 7:30 p.m.