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DePauw Downs Basketball 70-64 in Tampa Bay Shootout

Malik Crute
Malik Crute

DePauw held off Hampden-Sydney Basketball late in the game to win 70-64 in the Tampa Bay Shootout.

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first half was tightly contested as neither team led by more than six points to go with several ties and lead changes
  • Tied at 32-32, DePauw's David Vogel put DU up two on a jumper, but Hunter Kuehn tied it just before the buzzer off a layup
  • H-SC found themselves down just two, 40-38, with 17:03 to play, but a 7-0 run put DePauw ahead 47-38 at 15:30
  • DePauw maintained a 10-point lead 59-49, at the nine-minute mark, but Malik Crute scored six of H-SC's next eight points to trail just 59-57 with 5:01 to play
  • DePauw scored the next four to go back in front by six at 4:18
  • H-SC trailed just 65-64 after a Kevin Quinn three pointer at 2:07, but the DU defense held serve from there as Josh Hall scored the last five of the contest 

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Malik Crute stuffed the box score with 16 points, seven rebounds, five steals, four assists, and two blocks
  • Kevin Quinn added 12 points as he drained four three pointers

FOR THE FOES

  • Josh Hall scored 18 to go with eight boards and two blocks
  • Jack VandeMerkt contributed 13 points and six rebounds
  • David Vogel tacked on 13 points

STATS OF THE GAME

  • H-SC shot 41.9% for the game compared to a 44.6% mark for DU
  • Both teams struggled to convert at the foul line, but DePauw held a major advantage there, going 12-22 compared to 5-9 for Hampden-Sydney
  • H-SC had 12 turnovers while DU registered 10, but DePauw led 15-7 in points off turnovers

NEXT GAME

  • Hampden-Sydney plays Saturday at 1 pm vs. the loser of the Heidelberg vs. UMass-Dartmouth game.
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