Tigers take the title

DePauw exorcised the demons of two tournament losses in Holland and celebrated on Hope's floor by beating UW-Whitewater.
Photo by Larry Radloff, d3photography.com 

DePauw finished an unbeaten season, set the Division III women's basketball record for wins in a season and won Walnut and Bronze for a second time, defeating UW-Whitewater 69-51 in the 2013 national title game.

Finishing an undefeated season may not be easy, but DePauw sure made it look that way. The Tigers took over the No. 1 ranking in the first week of the regular season poll and never looked back.

The night before, Mary Merg hit two buzzer-beaters for UW-Whitewater as the Warhawks rallied from a 12-point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation, while No. 1 DePauw kept its roll going by defeating Williams in the second semifinal to reach the title game as well on Friday night in Holland, Mich.

The Tigers tied a Division III record with their 33rd win of the season, matching the mark set by Capital in 1995 and Hope in 2006. DePauw and UW-Whitewater will face off at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

Williams defeated Amherst 57-53 in the third-place game, led by 13 points and 12 rebounds from Danny Rainer and 12 points from Jennie Harding.

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Record: 30-1
NESCAC: 9-1 
Record: 32-0
NCAC: 16-0 
Record: 25-6
WIAC: 14-2 
Record: 26-5
NESCAC: 9-1 

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