Greencastle, Ind. – No overtime was needed in this outing between DePauw and Wabash as the Tigers sent their seniors home happy on Senior Night with a 70-50 victory on Wednesday.
After their last two meetings couldn't be decided in regulation, the Tigers took control early and led throughout after tying the game at 8-8 early on.
Luke Lattner and Andrew Kus led the Tigers with a game-high 12 points. Kus added six rebounds. The senior Lattner capped off his final home game with a memorable 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining before being subbed out for one last cheer from the home fans.
The Tigers shot 42 percent (25-of-60) from the floor, 33 percent (9-of-27) from 3-point range and 79 percent (11-of-14) from the free throw line. On the other side, Wabash shot 34 percent (21-of-62), 25 percent from beyond the arc (5-of-20) and 50 percent (3-of-6) from the foul line.
DePauw outrebounded Wabash 42-34 and outscored them in the paint 30-22.
The Tigers led 33-23 at halftime and kept a double-digit lead through the second half.
DePauw now holds a 122-89-1 lead in the series that dates back to March 3, 1903, and the Tigers improve to 27-7 against Wabash in Neal Fieldhouse.
Both teams now sit at 11-13 overall and 7-10 in the North Coast Athletic Conference in a tie for fifth place with just one game remaining on the schedule. DePauw travels to Oberlin on Saturday.