On Wednesday, the Kenyon men’s basketball team was unable to overcome DePauw University in a road contest. Despite keeping the contest close throughout, the Owls fell to the Tigers.
Prior to the game against DePauw, Jackson Kennedy ’25 described the urgency the team is facing as the regular season winds down. “We just need to recognize and embrace the opportunity that’s in front of us,” he wrote in an email to the Collegian. “It’s now or never, and I expect that to fuel us throughout the next couple of days of practice and on Wednesday night.”
DePauw drew first blood with a layup, but Kenyon stayed close during much of the first half. Though the Tigers led early, Alex Boyd ’23 gave the Owls their first lead seven minutes into the game. From there, the two teams traded the lead until DePauw took a 23-21 lead with seven minutes to play in the first half. By the end of the first 20 minutes, the Tigers held a 35-31 lead. DePauw took over in the second half, leading by 14 points halfway through the frame. Though Kenyon shrank the deficit in the game’s final minutes to five points, the Owls fell 78-68.
With their record sitting at 7-15 (0-13 NCAC), the Owls will return to the court on Saturday, when they will host the Wittenberg University Tigers for Senior Day.