Second Half Surge, Lattner’s 36 Give Tigers NCAC Victory

Second Half Surge, Lattner’s 36 Give Tigers NCAC Victory

Greencastle, Ind. – DePauw reversed a 47-44 halftime deficit and took a 100-91 win over Allegheny on Tuesday to improve to 7-5 overall and 3-2 in North Coast Athletic Conference play.

DePauw reached 100 points for the first time this season thanks in part to Luke Lattner's season-and-game-high 36 points. He also added six rebounds and a career-high seven assists.

David Vogel got the start and matched his career-high of 20 points, going 6-of-9 from 3-point range. James Clarke also matched his career-high with 14 points. Jack VandeMerkt added eight points and seven rebounds, while Cris Burrough and Ethan Jarrett each added eight points as well.

Allegheny was led by Evan Zabriski's 23 points, 20 of which came in the first half. His last basket came in at just nine seconds into the second half. DePauw got their window to take control of the game shortly after when Zabriski picked up his fourth foul with Allegheny leading 55-51 with 17:09 remaining.

A 3-pointer by Vogel made it a one-point game before Luke Lattner gave DePauw a 56-55 lead with free throws following a technical foul called on Allegheny head coach Bob Simmons. For the next four minutes, the Tigers went on a 16-3 run to take a 72-58 lead.

Their lead reached as high as 18 with 4:40 left in the second half.

DePauw shot 58 percent for the game (34-of-59), 47 percent from beyond the arc (14-of-30) and 90 percent from the free throw line (18-of-20).

Allegheny (3-8, 0-4) shot 51 percent from the floor (30-of-59), 47 percent from beyond the arc (14-of-30) and 68 percent from the charity stripe (17-of-25).

Both teams scored 30 points in the paint, and Allegheny won the points off turnover advantage at 27-21. The Tigers outrebounded the Gators 33-24.

DePauw returns to action Saturday when they host Kenyon at 3 p.m. in a women/men doubleheader.