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Kenyon tops DePauw men in rematch

Monday, February 4, 2013

GAMBIER, Ohio -- Groundhog Day has its own meaning for the DePauw men's basketball team and today it was the repeating storyline as the Tigers lost another close one, 66-65, at Kenyon.

The Tigers slipped to 13-8 overall and 6-6 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while the Lords improved to 12-9 and matched DePauw's 6-6 NCAC mark.

Five of DePauw's six NCAC losses this year and four of the nine last year were by four or fewer points.

However, for the second straight Saturday the Tigers rallied from a double-digit deficit late in the game.

Kenyon took a 56-45 lead on Brien Comey's jumper with 5:21 left and still held a six-point edge (63-57) after Jonathan Amador knocked in a three with 1:27 left.

DePauw's Michael Wilkison nailed a three-pointer just nine seconds later and Barry Flynn recorded a steal and cut the deficit to one on a layup with 41 seconds remaining. Flynn was fouled on the play, but the Tigers committed a lane violation on the free throw attempt.

Kenyon's Ikenna Nwadibia connected on the first of two free throws with 40 seconds left and the Tigers rebounded the second. DePauw got the ball to Flynn who scored on a layup and converted a free throw for a 65-64 lead with 22 seconds left.

The Lords called a timeout with eight seconds remaining and Nwadibia scored the game-winning layup with less than four seconds left. DePauw took a timeout, but the Tigers were called for traveling shortly after the inbounds pass.

DePauw held as much as a five-point lead in the first half and took a 28-27 advantage into the halftime. The Lords built a 10-point lead, but Pat Haggin (pictured) hit a trio of three-pointers in a two-minute stretch to trim the margin to three.

For the second straight game, Haggin posted a career high as he and Flynn each scored 14. Connor Rich added 13 and Tommy Fernitz 11. Fernitz led the way with five rebounds and Adam Botts had three steals.

Nwadibia posted a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds with 20 points and nine boards in the second half alone. Amador followed with 18 and hit four-of-five three-pointers. He also added four steals.

DePauw travels to Denison on Wednesday, February 6, for a 7:30 p.m. contest.



At Gambier, OH (Tomsich Arena)
DePauw 28 37 -- 65
Kenyon College 27 39 -- 66

Scoring
DEPAUW UNIVERSITY (13-8, 6-6 NCAC): Pat Haggin 4-5 3-3 14; Barry Flynn 5-11 4-6 14; Connor Rich 5-10 0-0 13; Tommy Fernitz 4-6 3-4 11; Michael Wilkison 3-11 0-0 7; Alex Payne 1-1 1-2 3; Kevin Sullivan 0-2 3-4 3; Jeff Sustarsic 0-1 0-0 0; Frank Patton III 0-1 0-0 0; Adam Botts 0-1 0-0 0; Mark Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-50 14-19 65.
KENYON COLLEGE (12-9, 6-6 NCAC): Ikenna Nwadibia 10-15 2-4 22; Jonathan Amador 5-7 4-5 18; Brien Comey 3-5 2-2 8; Julian Pavlin 3-7 0-0 6; Connor Garrity 2-2 0-0 4; Brian Lebowitz 1-8 1-2 3; John Bray 1-6 1-2 3; Daniel Giguere 1-1 0-0 2; Cooper Handelsman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-52 10-15 66.

3-point goals -- DePauw University 7-16 (Connor Rich 3-6; Pat Haggin 3-3;

Michael Wilkison 1-6; Jeff Sustarsic 0-1), Kenyon College 4-5 (Jonathan

Amador 4-5). Fouled out--DePauw University-None, Kenyon College-Brian

Lebowitz. Rebounds--DePauw University 28 (Tommy Fernitz 5), Kenyon College 30 (Ikenna Nwadibia 11). Assists--DePauw University 14 (Frank Patton III 3; Barry Flynn 3; Alex Payne 3), Kenyon College 12 (Jonathan Amador 3; Julian Pavlin 3). Total fouls--DePauw University 11, Kenyon College 15. Technical Fouls--DePauw University-None, Kenyon College-None.



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