DePauw Holds off Visiting Colorado College for Sixth Win in Seven Games

DePauw Holds off Visiting Colorado College for Sixth Win in Seven Games

January 28, 2011


January 28, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. —  DePauw closed both halves with strong runs and claimed a 60-49 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over Colorado College. The host Tigers improved to 12-7 overall and 7-3 in the SCAC, while Colorado College dropped to 12-7 overall and 8-2 in the conference.

DePauw led by as many as five in the first half before Colorado College gained a 26-25 advantage with 4:06 left in the half. Steve Lemasters his a three before  Michael Wilkison added a jumper and Joe Bergfeld a pair of free throws giving DePauw a 32-26 halftime lead.

The hosts opened the second half with a 9-2 run to extend the lead to 41-28 after Lemasters knocked down another three. The margin was still 13 at 43-30 before Colorado College scored eight straight to trim the lead to five.

DePauw's lead was still 46-40 with 7;38 remaining, but Ryan Milne and Ben Foley each scored buckets to close the gap to 46-44 with 6:07 left. Bergfeld hit one free throw and Sean Haseley added a three and a putback to make it 52-44 with 3:14 remaining. 

Ben Foley's layup made it a six-point game again, but Haseley's two free throws pushed the lead back to 54-46 with just under two minutes left. Milne knocked down a three with 1:42 remaining before Haseley's putback pushed it back to seven. Ryan Sever and Haseley secured the win as each hit a pair of free throws in the final 48 seconds.

Haseley led DePauw with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Lemasters finished with 12. Wilkison dished out four assists. DePauw held a 39-26 edge on the boards. 

Nick Rose paced Colorado College with 14 points and Brady Ohlsen grabbed nine rebounds. Milne handed out four assists.

The 49 points was a season low for Colorado College and marked the sixth straight game DePauw held the opposition below the 60-point plateau.

DePauw hosts Austin College on Sunday at 2 p.m., while Colorado College travels to Centre on Sunday.

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