DePauw drops 74-66 SCAC contest at Rose-Hulman

DePauw drops 74-66 SCAC contest at Rose-Hulman

February 3, 2005


DSC_7785.jpgFebruary 3, 2005, Terre Haute, Ind. - The Tigers jumped out to an early seven-point lead, but host Rose-Hulman put together a 14-1 run and never trailed the rest of the way in defeating DePauw 74-66 in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game.

Brian Oilar's three-pointer with 12:20 left in the first half put the Tigers ahead 17-10, but Evan Ballinger started and concluded the Engineers' run with a three-pointer to push Rose-Hulman's lead to 24-18.

After trailing by as many as eight in the first half, the Tigers closed the gap to 35-31 at the break. Steve Schott's bucket with 15:12 left cut the Engineers' lead to 40-38, but seven straight points by Munchie Muskeyvalley pushed the margin back to nine.

Later in the half, Reid Sakel knocked down a three and Schott hit a pair of free throws to close the Rose-Hulman lead to 55-52, but that would be as close as the Tigers would get as the Engineers hit 14 of 18 second half free throws.

Schott matched last Sunday's career high with 21 and added nine rebounds, while Oilar posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and also blocked four shots. Alex Stewart added 10 in the loss.

Muskeyvalley led all scorers with 23 with Philip Griffith adding 16 and Ballinger 12 on four three-pointers. The Engineers knocked down nine of 18 three-pointers in the win.

DePauw dropped to 11-9 overall and 5-5 in the SCAC, while the Engineers improved to 12-9 and 6-4.

The Tigers return to action on Friday, February 11, when they travel to Oglethorpe for an 8 p.m. contest.