Nationally-ranked Tigers Host Rhodes as Part of Pink Zone Weekend
February 18, 2010
February 18, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw, ranked 16th in the latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and 17th by D3hoops.com, hosts Rhodes tomorrow night to start the final Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend of the season. Tipoff from the Neal Fieldhouse is set for 6 p.m.
The Tigers are 20-3 overall, 13-1 in the SCAC and on a 16-game win streak after Sunday's 57-49 win at Oglethorpe. DePauw entered the week as the nation’s leader in rebound margin (+16.1), ranked sixth in fewest turnovers per game (14.3) and seventh in scoring margin (+20.6).
DePauw has wrapped up the top seed in the SCAC Eastern Division for next weekend’s SCAC Tournament and clinched their ninth straight 20-win season and 13th in the last 14 years. The Tigers enter the game with a 47-game home win streak and a 64-game string during the regular season (excluding NCAA postseason). The Tigers have won 52 straight SCAC home contests.
Rhodes is 13-10 overall and 6-8 in the SCAC after Sunday’s 79-74 loss at Birmingham-Southern. DePauw won the December 4 meeting between the two schools in Memphis by a 78-67 score.
The weekend games are also part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) Pink Zone breast cancer awareness initiative. In addition to wearing pink to the games in support of the initiative, fans can donate at the gate each day.
DePauw was the Division III winner of the 2009 Russell Athletic and Jostens WBCA Pink Zone™ Challenge. As last year’s top fundraisers in Division III for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, the Tigers received complimentary pink uniforms for this weekend’s games provided by Russell Athletic.