DePauw Forces Overtime But Little Giants Rally For Win

DePauw Forces Overtime But Little Giants Rally For Win

Crawfordsville, Ind. -- DePauw forced overtime and held their first lead seconds later, but Wabash freshman Colten Garland couldn't miss, scoring 15 of his game-high 37 points in overtime and leading the Little Giants to a 86-80 win over the Tigers.

In overtime, Garland went 4-of-4 from the field, 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. He finished the game 12-of-17 from the floor and tied a Wabash record for 3-pointers made, finishing 9-of-10.

DePauw could not quite counter with their duo of Luke Lattner and Jack VandeMerkt. Lattner scored a team-high 24 points and dished out seven assists, and VandeMerkt followed with 21 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Ethan Jarrett scored 10 points off the bench.

The Tigers (9-7, 5-4 NCAC) never led during regulation, but tied it with an and-one from Lattner at 66-66 with 21 seconds remaining. Wabash (8-8, 4-5) then committed an offensive foul on their next possession, but DePauw could not end it on Lattner's half court desperation heave.

In overtime, DePauw took their first lead on their first possession on a Cris Burrough jumper. It was short lived though thanks to Garland, who scored the first 15 points for the Little Giants in overtime.

DePauw shot 41 percent for the game (28-of-69) to Wabash's 55 percent (28-of-51). Wabash also was better from beyond the arc at 65 percent (13-of-20) to DePauw's 32 percent (7-of-22). DePauw shot 81 percent (17-of-21) from the line, while Wabash shot just 61 percent (17-of-28).

The Tigers outrebounded the Little Giants 36-35 and won the battle in the paint 28-24. DePauw also outscored them in second chance points 12-5 and fast break points 10-0, while both teams scored 14 points off the bench.

DePauw travels to Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday.