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#25 Tigers Suffer Season's First Loss at Fourth-ranked Washington

December 1, 2013

Box Score

St. Louis, Mo.The 25th-ranked DePauw men led by as many as 11 in the first half at fourth-ranked Washington University, but the Tigers shot just 30 percent in the second half and came up short in a 71-60 loss to the Bears. DePauw dropped to 4-1, while Washington improved to 5-1.

The lead went back and forth early, but DePauw turned a 14-12 deficit into a 20-14 lead after Bob Dillon and Michael Wilkison each hit threes and Dillon followed with a bucket to cap an 8-0 run. 

The lead expanded to 11 after Camron Burns' layup with 4:33 left in the half made it 31-20, but that would mark the Tigers' final points of the first half as the Bears closed with eight straight to trim DePauw's lead to 31-28 at the break.

The Bears used an 11-3 run to take a 43-39 lead, but DePauw came right back with eight straight to regain a 47-43 advantage. 

The Tigers still led, 52-50, after Adam Botts' layup with 7:50 left, but the Bears scored the next 12 as DePauw missed its next seven field goal tries. The Tigers trimmed the margin to 65-60 on Pat Haggin's three-pointer with 46 seconds left, but the Bears knocked in six straight free throws and the Tigers missed their final four field goal attempts.

Haggin led DePauw with 15 and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season, while Botts added 11. Bradley Fey dished out four assists and Haggin totaled four steals.

Alan Aboona led Washington with 24 points and five assists and hit 13-of-14 free throws. Chris Klimek added 15 points and Tim Cooney posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

DePauw shot 36.4 percent for the game and hit 11-of-30 three-pointers, while Washington shot 44.2 percent from the floor. The Bears also held a 41-30 edge on the boards.

The Tigers return to action on Wednesday, December 4, when they host Denison in a 7:30 p.m. North Coast Athletic Conference game. 

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