DePauw Advances to Tampa Bay Shootout Championship Game with 72-56 Win

DePauw Advances to Tampa Bay Shootout Championship Game with 72-56 Win

December 29, 2011

TOURNAMENT SITEDePauw/SUNYIT Box | FDU-Florham/Maryville Box

Tampa, Fla. - Sean Haseley posted a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead DePauw to a 72-56 win over SUNYIT in the opening game of the Tampa Bay Shootout.

DePauw improved to 6-4 with the win, while the Wildcats dropped to 1-7. The Tigers will face FDU-Florham in Friday's 3 p.m. championship game after the Devils defeated Maryville (Tenn.) by a 62-61 count in tonight's second game. SUNYIT and Maryville square off in the third-place game at 1 p.m.

The Tigers fell behind, 12-8 but Haseley's jumper and three-pointer started a 15-0 run which put the Tigers ahead for good. DePauw held a 39-23 lead at the intermission and opened the second half with an 11-3 stretch to push the margin to 50-26.

SUNYIT closed to within 11 with three minutes to play, but the Tigers scored the next six to seal the victory.

In addition to Haseley's 13, Barry Flynn added 10 in the win. Haseley's 12 rebounds were a career high as were his game-high seven assists.

T'Andre Richardson led the Wildcats with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Yhashin White added 10 points and Derek Rowe 11 boards.

DePauw shot 37.9 percent from the floor to SUNYIT's 37.3 percent, but the Tigers nailed 11-of-36 shots from beyond the arc to the Wildcats' 2-of-15. The Tigers also held a 49-41 edge on the boards.

In tonight's second game, the lead changed hands 17 times and the contest tied on nine occasions, but FDU-Florham's Adam Katz scored with eight seconds left to give the Devils the one-point win.

Will Green and Trevor Sykes led FDU-Florham with 17 points apiece, while Katz followed with 14. Green grabbed a game-high 18 boards including 10 on the offensive glass. Katz paced the squad with five assists.

Milton Stanley led Maryville with 22 points followed by Maverick Willett with 12. Ben Williamson and Donald Rucker each hauled down seven rebounds.

The Devils shot 35.7 percent from the field to the Scots' 36.8 percent. FDU-Florham improved to 4-5 with the win, while Maryville dropped to 6-5.