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Wittenberg-DePauw preview


Who: No. 5 seed Wittenberg (16-9) at No. 4 seed DePauw (16-9)

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Greencastle, Ind.

What: Quarterfinals of North Coast Athletic Conference tournament

Probable Wittenberg starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Cole Bond, 6-6, Jr., F, 2.2

Steven Newell, 6-0, Jr., G, 6.8

Zack Leahy, 6-0, Jr., G, 12.0

Sam Collins, 6-4, So., W, 10.3

Scott Masin, 6-5, Jr., P, 15.6

Probable DePauw starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Barry Flynn, 6-5, Sr., F, 15.1

Tommy Fernitz, 6-9, So., C, 5.6

Michael Wilkison, 5-10, Jr., G, 10.2

Adam Botts, 5-11, Fr., G, 6.1

Connor Rich, 6-3, So., G, 8.4

About Wittenberg: Wittenberg ended a four-game losing streak at Hiram in its regular-season finale Saturday, winning 68-62. Masin scored a career-high 26 points in the victory. He fell one rebound short of his 13th double-double of the season. … Wittenberg is 21-2 in NCAC quarterfinal games. … In other NCAC games, No. 1 seed Wooster hosts No. 8 Oberlin. No. 2 Ohio Wesleyan hosts No. 7 Denison. No. 3 Kenyon hosts No. 6 Wabash.

About DePauw: DePauw routed the NCAC’s regular-season champion and top seed in the tournament, Wooster, in the last regular-season game, 68-52 at home on Saturday. Flynn scored 21 points, and the team made 7-of-17 3-pointers and 15-of-17 free throws. DePauw lost 68-58 at Wooster earlier in the season. The Scots (21-4) suffered their worst loss of the season and their first by double digits. … DePauw swept Wittenberg in the regular season, 68-66 in overtime Jan. 23 and 70-62 on Feb. 13.

Women’s game: The No. 5 seed Tigers (12-13) play at No. 4 Denison (13-12) at 7:30 Tuesday. The winner will play No. 8 Hiram or No. 1 DePauw in the semifinals Friday on the campus of the highest remaining seed. The Tigers and Big Red split the regular-season series.

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