Tampa, Fla. – DePauw put forth their best defensive performance of the season in a 56-43 win over Wentworth to open up the Tampa Bay Shootout on Thursday.
The 43 points was a season-low in points allowed.
Cris Burrough led DePauw with 14 points, and David Vogel went 3-of-6 from beyond the arc to add 11 points. Leading scorer Luke Lattner failed to reach double digits for the first time this year finishing with six points, but he had a career-high six assists.
DePauw shot 40 percent from the field (21-of-52) compared to Wentworth's 30 percent (15-of-50). The Tigers also connected on 35 percent from beyond the arc (9-of-26) and 50 percent (5-of-10) from the foul line. Wentworth shot 16 percent from 3-point range (3-of-19) and 71 percent from the charity stripe (10-of-14).
The Tigers also held the advantage in rebounds 39-31, assists 13-7, points off turnovers 12-6 and bench points 21-4.
DePauw held a 27-16 lead at the half but saw their lead diminish to just four points midway through the second half. It was a 40-35 game with 6:54 remaining before DePauw closed the game on a 16-8 run. Burrough scored the final five points for the Tigers, while Vogel hit a 3-pointer at 2:31 to put DePauw up 51-39.
DePauw improves to 5-5 overall, while Wentworth drops to 2-7. They will wrap up play in the Tampa Bay Shootout on Friday, playing against either Drew or SUNY-Canton in the championship game at 3 p.m.