Turnovers Costly in Tigers' Close Loss at Austin

Turnovers Costly in Tigers' Close Loss at Austin

January 29, 2010


January 29, 2010, Sherman, Texas —  A late 5-0 run lifted host Austin to a 70-66 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over DePauw. The Tigers dropped to 14-5 overall and 7-3 in the conference, while Austin improved to 13-5 overall and 7-3 in the SCAC. DePauw's six-game win streak came to an end with the loss.

Austin jumped out to as much as a 10-point lead at 19-9 with 12:11 left in the first half before DePauw took the lead with a 25-6 stretch of their own. The Tigers took a 41-38 lead into the intermission.

The second-half pace started much slower as the teams went nearly three minutes before the first points were scored. DePauw held a 50-48 lead after Tom Callen's layup with 11:26 left, but the Kangaroos scored nine straight on Taylor Beatty's three-point play and a pair of threes from Scott Straley to take a 57-50 advantage.

The Tigers regained the lead after Tony James hit a three, Callen added a three-point play and Sean Haseley hit a bucket to put DePauw ahead, 58-57 with just over eight minutes remaining.

James knocked in a pair of free throws with 1:32 left to knot the score at 63-63 before Austin's Kyle Lintelman delivered a three-point play which gave the Kangaroos a three-point lead with 1:19 remaining. DePauw missed three shots on the other end before Lintelman's layup extended the margin to five with 32 seconds left.

Callen nailed one free throw with 27 seconds left, but Austin's Kola Alade hit two with 24 seconds remaining to seal the win.

Four Tigers scored in double figures led by Callen with 15. Tommy Weakley added 12 after hitting all four three-point attempts in the first half. James followed with 11 and Steve Lemasters added 10. Callen and Ryan Sever each grabbed eight rebounds as the Tigers held a commanding 42-24 edge on the boards.

Lintelman paced Austin with 21 points followed by Alade with 15 and Straley with 11. Chris Sturtevant grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists.

DePauw shot 46.8 percent from the floor to Austin's 43.5 percent and the Tigers knocked in 8-of-18 from beyond the arc. The Tigers, however, committed 27 turnovers with the Kangaroos holding a 26-6 advantage in points off turnovers.

The Tigers travel to Colorado College tomorrow night for an 8 p.m. MST contest.


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