DePauw defeats Kalamazoo Handily, 76-46
December 19, 2012
Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw men’s basketball squad broke a three-game losing streak by downing Kalamazoo, 76-46, on faculty, staff and senior citizens appreciation day at Neal Fieldhouse. The Tigers improved to 5-4, while the Hornets are 2-7.
After a dismal shooting performance just two days earlier against Rose-Hulman, DePauw shot a scintillating 57.9% from the floor to run the Hornets out of the gym.
“Offensively we were more patient today,” said DePauw head coach Bill Fenlon. “Our energy was very good out there after a few tough losses. This was the way we needed to play coming into the holiday break before we gear back up for the Tampa Bay Shootout.”
The Tigers never trailed in the contest after tying the game at two only 30 seconds into the game.
Throughout the first half, DePauw was able to assert their will and led by double-digits throughout. With just over two minutes to play, Kalamazoo cut the lead to nine on a layup by Eric Fishman, prompting Fenlon to call timeout.
Out of the timeout, the Tigers went on an 11-0 run to end the half, capitalized by a deep Kevin Sullivan trey to put DePauw up 20 heading into the break.
The second half was more of the same as the Tigers dominated in every facet of the game, leading to a 76-46 final score.
Senior forward Barry Flynn led the Tigers with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while sophomore guard Connor Rich chopped in 11 points. Mark Ghafari was the Hornets' lone double-digit scorer with 14 points.
DePauw held the Hornets to just 34 percent shooting from the floor and held a 40-20 rebounding edge.
The Tigers return to the hardwood on Saturday, December 29, when they take on Connecticut College at 5 p.m. in the Tampa Bay Shootout on Fenlon Court inside the Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla.
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Flynn’s performance was his second 15+ point, 8+ rebound and 4+ assist output this season and first since scoring 15 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and dropping 4 assists in a victory over Earlham … with a second half free throw, Bradley Fey scored the first point of his career … Tommy Hanrahan and Quin Fields saw their first collegiate action … with his six point performance, Michael Wilkison had his first back-to-back single digit scoring games of the season after scoring two against Rose-Hulman … with his 17-point performance, Flynn now has 499 points in his three-year DePauw career … additionally, with eight rebounds, Flynn surpassed the 250-rebound plateau, now standing at 256.Back