For the first time in her career, DePauw senior forward Alex Gasaway (Crawfordsville, IN/Crawfordsville) has been named to an All-American squad. After averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season, Gasway was one of 30 student-athletes named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Honorable-Mention All-American squad.
DePauw (30-2) saw its season come to a close on Saturday night (3/15) as the Tigers suffered an 88-71 loss against Wisconsin Whitewater in the sectional final round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament at Neal Fieldhouse in Greencastle, Indiana.
The 2013-14 NCAC women's basketball season came to a close on Saturday night as DePauw (30-2) suffered a tough 88-71 defeat at the hands of Wis.-Whitewater (26-4). The Tigers, who finished the 2013-14 season as the NCAC regular season and tournament champions, were led on the night by senior Alex Gasaway (Crawfordsville, IN/Crawfordsville) with 20 points and nine rebounds, while junior Savannah Trees (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) chipped in with 18 points and two assists. The DePauw seniors end their remarkable career with a record of 116-8 and the 2013 NCAA National Title.
The DePauw women’s basketball team advanced to its second straight NCAA Sectional Final and sixth in the last 13 years after defeating Carthage, 73-54, Friday night in front of a home crowd at Neal Fieldhouse. Trailing 22-19 with just over six minutes left in the half, senior Alex Gasaway (Crawfordsville, IN/Crawfordsville) scored nine of her 18 points during a 16-4 run to give DePauw a 35-26 lead at the break. Gasaway finished the game with five rebounds and two blocks to go along with her 18 points while junior Savannah Trees (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) scored 14 of her game-high 20 in the second-half. The Tigers will now take a 30-1 record into Saturday's sectional final round of the national tournament where they will take on Wisconsin-Whitewater (25-5) in a rematch of last years National Championship game.
The DePauw women's basketball team advanced to the round of 16 for the eighth time since 1998. DePauw (29-1), which will host a sectional round pod for the second year in a row, paved its way to the round of 16 with a 79-68 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the first round and a 76-68 triumph over Transylvania in the second round last weekend at Neal Fieldhouse in Greencastle. In Friday’s sectional semifinal round, DePauw will host Carthage (26-3) and Wisc.-Oshkosh (26-3) will take on Wisc.-Whitewater (24-4). The winners of Friday night’s contest will advance to Saturday’s sectional final with a berth to the national semifinals on the line. In preparation for this weekend's action, Russell Kramer, NCAC Assistant Executive Director, caught up with DPU head coach Kris Huffman to delve into the Tigers' mindset.
Denison University won two outright winter sport league championships to go along with one second-place finish and one third-place finish to maintain its lead in the race for the 2013-14 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship.
The North Coast Athletic Conference had four teams compete in the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament for the second time in the last three years over the weekend, led by the DePauw women advancing to the round of 16 for the eighth time since 1998.
The DePauw women's basketball team kept its national title defense in tact on Saturday night as the Tigers (29-1) defeated Transylvania, 76-68, on their home floor in the second of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. Senior Ali Ross paced DPU in the contest with 17 points and four assists, while classmate Alison Stephens dominated on the glass in the win with 16 rebounds to go along with eight points. For the second year in a row, the Tigers will play host to a sectional round pod at Neal Fieldhouse. DPU will take on Carthage (26-3) in the sectional semis on Friday, while Wisconsin-Oshkosh (26-3) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (24-4) will meet in the other sectional semifinal contest in Greencastle, Indiana. Games will be announced later today.
Both NCAC regular season and tournament champions have advanced in the 2014 NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament following opening-round wins on Friday night. In women's action, DePauw (28-1) defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by a 79-68 margin behind a 20-point, eight-rebound performance from senior Alex Gasaway. On the men's side, Wooster guard Xavier Brown led the Fighting Scots with 15 points en route to a 76-67 victory over Saint Vincent (22-7). The Tigers and Fighting Scots will both play second round games on their home floors tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. with DePauw taking on Transylvania (26-2) and Wooster squaring off against Dickinson (22-6). CLICK HERE to watch Wooster's post game press conference.