DePauw Wraps Up SCAC Sweep at Austin
January 20, 2008
January 20, 2008, Sherman, Texas - DePauw junior guard Mike Moore's playing status was questionable headed into today's matchup at Austin College after taking a finger in his eye on Friday night, but all he did was net a career-high 32 in the Tigers' 86-70 win over the Kangaroos.
DePauw improved to 12-4 overall and 4-2 in the SCAC, while Austin slipped to 4-12 overall and 1-6 in the conference.
Moore knocked down a pair of threes in the closing 1:26 of the first half to bring the Tigers back from as much as a four-point deficit as the teams went to the intermission tied 33-33.
Austin held a 41-40 lead after Kola Alade's jumper with 15:27 left, but the Tigers gradually pulled away. They stretched the margin to double digits at 61-51 after Ryan Werntz buried a three with 7:59 remaining. A 6-0 run later in the half pushed the lead to 73-57 with less than five minutes remaining.
Stephen Schott added 21, while Werntz followed with 11 and Brian Oilar scored 10. Schott grabbed eight rebounds as the Tigers held a 31-30 edge on the boards. Moore and Tony James each dished out four assists.
Alade led Austin with 21, while Chris Sturtevant added 18 and a game-high 11 rebounds. Mark Foster followed with 13 points.
Each team committed just seven turnovers in the contest.
DePauw returns to action on Friday, January 25, when it hosts Hendrix at 8 p.m.Back