2001-02 Men's Basketball Archive
|D3Hoops.com Rankings (Final)|
|1. Otterbein (30-3)|
|2. Carthage (28-2)|
|3. Elizabethtown (29-3)|
|4. DePauw (24-4)|
|Basketball America Rankings (2/19)|
|1. Washington, Mo. (23-1)|
|2. Carthage (21-1)|
|3. St. Thomas (22-3)|
|4. Elizabethtown (23-2)|
|5. Catholic (22-2)|
|6. Otterbein (22-3)|
|7. DePauw (20-3)|
DePauw releases 2002-03 schedule
DePauw's 2002-03 schedule includes three regular season tournaments as well as the first-ever SCAC postseason tournament. The Tigers compete in in-season tournaments at Wabash, Franklin and in Las Vegas. The 14-game SCAC slate follows during the 2003 portion of the campaign with the top eight teams in the conference advancing to the SCAC tournament in Memphis, Tenn. complete schedule
Howland earns second team all-America honors; Nixon an all-region selection
Senior point guard Mike Howland was named a Division III Second Team All-America selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches after earning first team all-district accolades. Classmate Joe Nixon was a second team all-region choice.
DePauw's season comes to end at Otterbein
The Tigers led at the break 38-32, but Otterbein rallied in the second half to take an 87-79 sectional championship win. DePauw finished the season with a 24-4 record. Full story with stats
Tigers advance to national quarterfinals on Howland's late basket
Senior Mike Howland drove the length of the court and nailed the game-winning basket that gave seventh-ranked DePauw a 90-87 win over top-ranked Washington University in the first game of the sectional semifinal at Otterbein College. Game Story with stats and play-by-play
DePauw faces Washington University in first game of NCAA Sectional
The Tigers travel to Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, where they will compete in the NCAA Sectional against Washington (Mo.) University in a 6 p.m. contest on Friday, March 8.
Tigers advance to Sectional with 89-76 second-round win over Wittenberg
Jeremy Bettis scored a career-high 25 and grabbed 10 rebounds and Joe Nixon matched hi with 25 as the Tigers knocked off visiting Wittenberg in the second round of the NCAA tournament by an 89-76 score. Full story with stats, video and audio clips and photos
DePauw earns first-round NCAA bye; hosts Wittenberg on Saturday
The 22-3 Tigers earned a first-round bye in the NCAA Division III Championship and host Wittenberg University in a second-round game on Saturday,, March 2 at 7 p.m. Wittenberg defeated Franklin, 75-44 on Thursday. Doors open at 6 p.m. MORE | NCAA Release with Bracket
Four Tigers earn all-SCAC honors; Howland and Fenlon take top honors
Mike Howland was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and head coach Bill Fenlon was chosen the Coach of the Year in voting by the conference's 10 head coaches. Joe Nixon and Joe Ringger also were first team choices and Jeremy Bettis was a second team selection. MORE
Tigers finish regular season at 22-3 with 87-70 win at Sewanee
Jeremy Bettis equaled a career-high with 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Tigers finished the regular season at 22-3 overall and 16-2 in the SCAC with an 87-70 win at Sewanee. Joe Ringger added 19 points in the win. Mike Howland set the SCAC single-season assists record during the contest and finished with 11. Box score
DePauw headed to NCAA Championship after winning outright SCAC title
The Tigers won the outright SCAC championship and are headed to the NCAA Division III Championship after an 88-79 win at Centre. Box score | CENTRE PREGAME NOTES
Tigers grind out 65-57 win at Rose-Hulman; clinch share of SCAC title
The Tigers trailed 48-47 with six minutes to play before going on a 12-1 run on the way to a 65-57 win at Rose-Hulman to improve to 20-3 overall and 14-2 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. With the win, the Tigers clinched at least a share of the SCAC title. STORY WITH BOX SCORE | PREGAME NOTES
Nixon named SCAC Player of the Week
Senior Joe Nixon earned SCAC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season and extended his SCAC career record total to eight with his performances in wins over Judson, Southwestern and Trinity. Nixon averaged 26.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and nailed 18 of 34 three-pointers. He recorded double-doubles against both Judson and Trinity and scored 30 against Southwestern.
Tigers move a step closer to SCAC title with 68-66 win over visiting Trinity
DePauw took a two-game lead in the SCAC loss column with three games to play after a 68-66 win over visiting Trinity. Joe Nixon recorded a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.. Joe Ringger added 19 and Jeremy Bettis followed with 13. Story with stats and photos
Nixon scores 30 and ties single-game three-point mark in 81-54 win over Southwestern
Senior Joe Nixon scored 30 points in just 24 minutes including 23 in the first half and tied the DePauw single-game three-point record with eight. Story with stats
Tigers improve to 17-3 with 14-point win over Judson
Three Tigers recorded double-doubles as DePauw knocked off visiting Judson, 94-80, in a non-conference game. Joe Nixon led the Tigers with 27 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Joe Ringger finished with 19 points, while Jeremy Bettis had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Mike Howland added 16 points and 11 assists. Story with box score
DePauw tops Oglethorpe 99-71 to stay in first in SCAC race
Five Tigers scored in double figures led by Joe Nixon's 25 as the Tigers defeated Oglethorpe 99-71 and stayed in first in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Story with box score
First-place Tigers head to Millsaps for SCAC contest
The Tigers led much of the first half at Millsaps, but the Majors battled back in the second half and eventually took the lead for good with just under five minutes to play on the way to a 71-66 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over DePauw. Game Story with stats | Pregame notes (pdf) Must have Adobe Acrobat
Poll Update: Tigers move up two spots to fifth in Basketball America rankings and up one to seventh in D3Hoops.com rankings
With a pair of wins last week, DePauw moved up to fifth in the latest Basketball America rankings. The Tigers also jumped up one spot to seventh in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll. Regional rankings should be released later on Tuesday. Please check back for updates.
Ringger named SCAC Player of the Week
Junior Joe Ringger was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his performances in wins over Hendrix and Rhodes. In those two contests, Ringger averaged 19 points and nine rebounds. He scored a career-high 27 points against Rhodes and grabbed 11 rebounds against Hendrix. For the week, he hit 15 of 20 field goals. This is Ringger's second such honor this season and the fifth by a DePauw men's player.
Tigers stay in first in SCAC with 78-67 win over Rhodes; Howland breaks DePauw and SCAC single-game assist record
Senior Mike Howland dished out a DePauw and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference single-game record 15 assists and Joe Ringger scored a career-high 27 points as the Tigers stayed in first in the SCAC with a 78-67 win over visiting Rhodes. Story with stats and photos | pre-game notes (pdf) | Must have Adobe Acrobat
Tigers top Hendrix 102-63; stay in first in SCAC
Jeremy Bettis scored 18, while Matt Kleymeyer added a career-high 15 and Joe Ringger chipped in 11 as DePauw topped Hendrix, 102-63 to remain in first in the SCAC. Story with stats and photo | pre-game notes (pdf) | Must have Adobe Acrobat
Poll Updates: Tigers leap five spots in two national polls to move back into top 10; ranked second in South Region
The 13-2 Tigers jumped five spots to seventh in the latest Basketball America poll and five spots to eighth in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll. The Tigers, 8-1 in SCAC play, have been ranked 22nd or higher the entire season. In the season's second series of NCAA Division III regional rankings, the Tigers moved from fifth to second.
DePauw holds on to first in battle with Engineers
The Tigers improved to 13-2 overall and stayed in first in the SCAC with a 71-67 win over visiting Rose-Hulman. Joe Ringger paced the 12th-ranked Tigers with 16 followed by Joe Nixon with 15 and Jeremy Bettis with 11. Jon Query led Rose-Hulman with 21. Story with box score
Tigers fall at Trinity, 66-56
DePauw battled back from as much as a 14-point second half deficit to tie the game at 50-50, but host Trinity responded with a 9-0 run and held the Tigers scoreless over a six-minute stretch on the way to a 66-56 victory over DePauw. Mike Howland led the Tigers with 18 followed by Jeremy Bettis with 11. Joe Ringger grabbed 11 rebounds and Bettis hauled down 10. Peter Murray paced Trinity with 13. DePauw falls to 12-2 overall and 7-1 in the SCAC. Story with box score
Second-ranked Tigers remain in first in SCAC with 85-77 win at Southwestern
The Tigers rallied from a nine-point, second-half deficit to defeat host Southwestern, 85-77. DePauw hit all 10 free throws in the final minute of the game to preserve the victory. Joe Ringger led the Tigers with 20 followed by Mike Howland with 19, Joe Nixon with 18 and Jeremy Bettis with 16. Box score
Second-ranked DePauw drops first game of season in overtime
The Tigers, ranked second in Division III by Basketball America, saw their 16-game win streak over the last two seasons come to an end on their home court as visiting Earlham knocked off DePauw, 106-101 in overtime. The Quakers' Travis Brett poured in 38 points and nailed 10 three-pointers to beat the Tigers. Story with box score, photos and video
Tigers move to number two in Basketball America poll and third in D3Hoops.com
The 11-0 Tigers moved up one spot in the Basketball America poll to second and up three places to third in the latest D3Hoops.com men's basketball poll.
Howland named co-SCAC Player of the Week; fourth different Tiger to earn the honor
After a week in which he averaged 17.5 points and 7.5 assists per game, senior Mike Howland earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference co-Player of the Week honors. He shared the honor with Jonathan Jarrett of Sewanee. Howland capped off the weekend with 21 points and 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes of the 97-62 win over Oglethorpe. In that game, he hit all seven of his field goal attempts including five from behind the three-point line.
Tigers roll to 16th straight win
The third-ranked Tigers hit their first 10 shots from the field and never looked back on the way to a 97-62 victory over visiting Oglethorpe. Mike Howland led the Tigers with 21 points and 10 assists, while Joe Ringger and Joe Nixon each scored 16 and Jeremy Bettis added 14. The Tigers shot just under 65 percent from the field. The win extended DePauw's perfect season to 11-0 and their Division III-best win streak to 16. Story with stats and photos
Third-ranked Tigers take win over ninth-ranked Majors
In the first meeting in SCAC history between two teams ranked in the top 10 nationally, the third-ranked Tigers defeated ninth-ranked Millsaps 75-60. Joe Nixon led the Tigers with 18 points, while Mike Howland added 14. Jeremy Bettis recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Jon Owens added 10 points. Nixon and Howland each dished out five assists and Joe Ringger led with 16 rebounds. Story with complete stats
Third-ranked Tigers host ninth-ranked Majors as DePauw tries to extend Division III's longest current win streak
For the first time in SCAC history, two nationally-ranked teams square off as third-ranked (Basketball America) DePauw (9-0, 4-0 SCAC) plays host to ninth-ranked Millsaps (9-1, 3-0) at 8 p.m. EST. Listen to the live broadcast on WGRE and track the in-game stats during the contest. The Tigers are going after their 15th straight win dating back to last February and hold the longest current streak in Division III play.
Ringger named SCAC Player of the Week
Joe Ringger was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week after averaging 18.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in wins at Rhodes and Millsaps. The junior connected on 16 of 27 field goal attempts in the two wins and was the third different DePauw player to earn the honor this year.
Tigers hold on for 78-74 win at Rhodes
Four Tigers scored in double figures on the way to a 78-74 victory at Rhodes. The victory lifted the third-ranked Tigers' overall record to 9-0 and their SCAC mark to 4-0. Joe Ringger and Jeremy Bettis each scored 18, while Mike Howland added 17 and Todd Humerickhouse scored a career-best 11. Ringger added 16 rebounds in the win. DePauw held a 46-19 advantage on the boards. Wes Cain paced Rhodes with 21 points. The win was DePauw's 14th straight dating back to last February which is the longest current Division III win streak. Box score
DePauw tops Hendrix by 13 to push record to 8-0
Jeremy Bettis equaled a career-high with 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Joe Ringger added 19 and Joe Nixon 18 in the Tigers' 81-68 SCAC win at Hendrix. The victory lifted DePauw's overall record to 8-0 for the best start in school history. It also extended their win streak to a Division III-best 13 straight victories dating back to last year. Story with box score
Tigers move up to third in Basketball America poll
With their 7-0 start, DePauw has climbed to third in the Basketball America Division III rankings released on December 25. Carthage is first at 9-0 and Franklin & Marshall is second at 10-0. The Tigers remained sixth in the D3hoops.com top 25 poll through games of December 16.
DePauw equals best start ever with 20-point win over Chicago
DePauw improved to 7-0 on the season and won for the 12th straight time, dating back to last February, with a 72-52 victory over Chicago(4-5) in a game played at Greencastle High School. Story with photos
Tigers ranked sixth in D3hoops.com poll; fourth in Basketball America rankings
The 6-0 Tigers moved up two spots to sixth in the latest D3hoops.com poll and remained fourth in the Basketball America rankings.
Bettis named SCAC Player of the Week
With averages of 12.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in wins over Wabash, Centre and Sewanee, DePauw junior Jeremy Bettis was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Bettis hit 16 of 23 shots from the field (69.6%), including two of four from three-point range (50.0%) and three of four from the foul line (75.0%).
DePauw goes to 6-0 with 19-point win over Sewanee
The Tigers improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1946-47 season with an 80-61 win over visiting Sewanee. Joe Nixon scored 21, including 11 in the first 5:26, while Joe Ringger added 17 points and nine rebounds. Jeremy Bettis posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Mike Howland dished out a career-high 12 assists. Rusty Fordham led Sewanee with 23. Story with stats and photo
Tigers top Centre 83-68; 5-0 start best in 55 years
All five DePauw starters scored in double figures in an 83-68 win over visiting Centre College in the SCAC opener. The Tigers are now 5-0 on the season for their best start since the 1946-47 season. Joe Nixon led all scorers with 21 points followed by Joe Ringger with 18. Mike Howland dished out seven assists. James Booker paced Centre with 14 points. Story with stats and photos
DePauw moves up to ninth in D3hoops.com poll
With last week's win over Oberlin, the Tigers have jumped up seven spots to ninth in the latest D3hoops.com poll. Complete poll
Tigers improve to 4-0 with 12-point win at Wabash
DePauw opened the second half with a 19-2 run to take a 53-34 lead and were never threatened after that by host Wabash in a 78-66 win. Mike Howland led four Tiger double-figure scorers with 18, followed by Jeremy Bettis with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Joe Ringger added 14, while Joe Nixon finished with 12 points and six assists. Joe DesJean paced the Little Giants with 22 points and nine boards. story with box score
Nixon named SCAC Player of the Week
Senior Joe Nixon was named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the games of November 16-17. Nixon averaged 25.5 points per game in the Tigers' two wins at the Transylvania Tipoff Tournament. That included 31 points in the season-opening win over Savannah Art & Design. The SCAC honor was the seventh of his
Tigers improve to 3-0 with 90-62 win over Oberlin in home opener
Four DePauw starters scored in double figures as the 16th-ranked Tigers raised their season record to 3-0 with a 90-62 win over visiting Oberlin. Joe Nixon scored 27 and grabbed seven rebounds, both game highs, to lead the Tigers. Mike Howland and Joe Ringger each scored 16 and Jeremy Bettis added 13 in the victory. Howland dished out six assists. Chris Ikpoh paced Oberlin with 20 points. Story with stats and photo
DePauw moves up six spots to 16th in latest D3Hoops.com poll
With a pair of season-opening wins the Tigers moved from a preseason ranking of 22nd to 16th in the first regular season ranking of the 2001-02 season according to D3hoops.com.
The Tigers accept the Transylvania Tipoff Tournament trophy after their 88-84 win over the hosts. (photo: Gary Barcus)
Tigers off to 2-0 start with Transylvania Tipoff title
Joe Ringger scored 21 and Joe Nixon added 20 as the Tigers knocked off host Transylvania in their tipoff tournament, 88-84. Mike Howland added 17 and Jeremy Bettis 15 in the win. Ringger grabbed nine rebounds for the Tigers. Andrew Coyle led the Pioneers with 26 points. Nixon was named the tournament MVP, while Ringger was named to the all-tournament team. Jon Owens was named the tournament's best defensive player. Box score
DePauw opens season with 94-76 win over SCAD; Nixon scores 31
The Tigers opened the season with a 94-76 win over Savannah College of Art & Design in the opening game of the Transylvania University Tipoff Tournament. Joe Nixon led four DePauw double-figure scorers with 31 points. Mike Howland added 18, Joe Ringger had 15 and Jeremy Bettis added 13. Keith Davis paced SCAD with 42 points and 12 rebounds. DePauw advanced to play Transylvania at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Transylvania defeated Earlham 70-55. Box score
Tigers ranked 22nd in D3hoops.com preseason poll
In a preseason Division III poll conducted by D3hoops.com, the Tigers are ranked 22nd in the nation. DePauw picked up a total of 107 points in the poll. Carthage was the preseason number-one selection.
2001-02 SCAC Preseason Poll
DePauw is the consensus preseason pick in SCAC coaches' poll
With most of the team returning from a 19-6 season that included wins in the final five games and in nine of the last 10, the Tigers were the unanimous favorite to win the 2001-02 SCAC title according to the league's 10 head coaches. DePauw picked up all 10 first-place votes to total 100 points. Millsaps was second with 86 points and Rose-Hulman third with 84.