Tigers Knock off #9 Titans in Puerto Rico

Tigers Knock off #9 Titans in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico - DePauw led nearly the entire game and knocked off ninth-rnaked Wisconsin-Oshkosh by a 60-56 score in the Puerto Rico Clasico. The Tigers moved to 9-1, while the Titans dropped to 7-1.

DePauw grabbed a 17-6 lead after the first quarter after holding UW-Oshkosh to 10 percent shooting and just one field goal, but the Titans came back to trim the halftime deficit to 24-22. The Tigers extended the lead to four after three and the teams each scored 22 in the final stanza with DePauw hitting all eight of its free throw attempts.

Maya Howard paced DePauw with 19 points, while Sydney Kopp followed with 10. Taylor Howard led the Tigers with seven rebounds.

Eliza Campbell led UW-Oshkosh with 17 points and six rebounds followed by Jaime Pitt with 12 and Taylor Schmidt with 11. 

DePauw shot 42.6 percent from the floor to the Titans' 34.1 percent, but UW-Oshkosh knocked in seven three-pointers to the Tigers' two. 

In a battle of two of Division III's top-15 teams in rebound margin, DePauw held a 39-26 edge on the boards.

DePauw faces Vassar tomorrow at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. EST).