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Preview: Depauw at Wittenberg


Preview: Depauw at Wittenberg

Who: DePauw (14-9, 7-7 NCAC) at Wittenberg (15-8, 8-6 NCAC)

When: 8 tonight

Where: Pam Evans Smith Arena

Probable Wittenberg starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Cole Bond, 6-6, Jr., F, 2.3

Steven Newell, 6-0, Jr., G, 6.9

Zack Leahy, 6-0, Jr., G, 12.1

Sam Collins, 6-4, So., W, 10.8

Scott Masin, 6-5, Jr., P, 15.2

Probable DePauw starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Barry Flynn, 6-5, Sr., F, 14.8

Tommy Fernitz, 6-9, So., C, 5.4

Michael Wilkison, 5-10, Jr., G, 10.5

Adam Botts, 5-11, Fr., G, 6.0

Connor Rich, 6-3, So., G, 8.5

About Wittenberg: Wittenberg coach Bill Brown said he moved Bond into the starting lineup, where he replaced freshman Alex Fultz, to give Wittenberg better defense at the start of the game and an offensive lift when Fultz comes off the bench. Fultz averages 5.2 points. … After going scoreless three games in a row, sophomore guard Ben Syroka is averaging 6.0 points over the last four games. His season average is 3.8. … Masin recorded his third double-double in a row and 12th of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds Saturday in the 75-71 loss at Wooster. He is tied for 13th in the country in double-doubles.

About DePauw: After winning two overtime games in a row, 68-66 over Wittenberg and 65-63 over Ohio Wesleyan, DePauw has lost three of its last four. The three losses were by a total of seven points: 52-48 at Wabash, 66-65 at Kenyon and 51-49 at Oberlin. It also beat Denison 77-56 in that stretch. … Kevin Sullivan, the brother of Wittenberg’s all-time leading 3-point shooter, Chris Sullivan, has returned to the lineup. He missed five games with an injury. He had 15 points against Denison and averages 7.8.

Women’s game: Wittenberg hosts DePauw at 6 p.m. The Tigers lost 71-65 at Wooster on Saturday, falling to 11-12 and 7-7 in the NCAC.


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