DENVER (AP) — David Nzekwesi had 20 points as Denver snapped its seven-game losing streak, easily defeating Western Illinois 74-46 on Thursday night.
Konchar carries Purdue Fort Wayne over Denver 94-81
DENVER (AP) — John Konchar had 29 points and a career-high 14 assists as Purdue Fort Wayne defeated Denver 94-81 on Thursday night. Matt Holba added 22 points for the Mastodons.
Konchar made 10 of 11 from the free throw line. He added seven rebounds.
Kason Harrell had 15 points for Purdue Fort Wayne (17-10, 9-3 Summit League), which earned its fifth consecutive win. Dee Montgomery added 13 points.
Shahid leads North Dakota St. past Denver 81-71
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Vinnie Shahid had 27 points as North Dakota State got past Denver 81-71 on Saturday.
Shahid shot 11 for 12 from the foul line. He added seven assists.
Tyree Eady had 16 points for North Dakota State (13-12, 7-4 Summit League), which won its fourth consecutive game. Rocky Kreuser added 14 points. Tyson Ward had 11 points and six rebounds for the home team.
Holba scores 23 with 6 3s, Fort Wayne drops Denver 91-81
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Holba scored a career-high 23 points on 6-of-7 shooting from 3-point range and 5-of-5 shooting from the foul line to lead Fort Wayne to a 91-81 win over Denver on Saturday night.
Kason Harrell added 16 points and John Konchar and Matt Weir had 15 apiece as the Mastodons (13-10, 5-3 Summit League) ended a three-game losing streak.
Ronnie Harrell Jr. had 24 points with four 3-pointers and 11 rebounds for the Pioneers (7-15, 2-6). Ade Murkey added 21 points.
Rosga scores 21, Denver pulls away late, beats Oral Roberts
DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga had 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting and David Nzekwesi scored 13 as Denver pulled away late to beat Oral Roberts 74-58 on Sunday night for its sixth consecutive win against the Golden Eagles.
Nzekwesi made 3 of 3 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. Ade Murkey scored all his 11 points in the second half for Denver (7-14, 2-5 Summit League).
Denver notches 1st Summit win, beats North Dakota St. 80-65
DENVER (AP) — Ade Murkey scored 18 points and Denver rallied in the second half to beat North Dakota State 80-65 for its first conference win on Wednesday night, snapping a six-game skid.
Kelley’s late layup pushes South Dakota past Denver 71-70
DENVER (AP) — Cody Kelley scored the game-winning layup with seven seconds left to give South Dakota a 71-70 victory over Denver on Wednesday night.
South Dakota's Brandon Armstrong hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 55 with about 10 minutes to play. The Coyotes led until Ronnie Harrell Jr. made the second of two free throws to put Denver up 70-69 with 21 seconds left. Kelley then drove the lane, pumped once and scored off the glass. Harrell missed a jumper with three seconds remaining.
Webster scores 22 as W. Illinois wins Summit opener 78-60.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Kobe Webster scored 22 points with four assists, leading five players into double-digit scoring and Western Illinois won its Summit League opener, toppling Denver 78-60 on Sunday.
Ben Pyle scored 15 points for Western Illinois (6-9, 1-0). C.J. Duff and Jordan Hughes 11 each and Isaac Johnson 10. Hughes also pulled down 11 rebounds for his first career double-double.
Harrell scores 24 to help Denver beat Montana State 76-64
DENVER (AP) — Senior Ronnie Harrell Jr. hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range and finished with a career-high 24 points to help Denver beat Montana State 76-64 on Tuesday night.
Tory Stewart-Miller added 11 points and Ade Murkey had 11 points and five assists for Denver (5-8).
Rosga scores 22 points, Denver defeats Wyoming 90-87 in OT
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 22 points and made four consecutive free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime to help Denver defeat Wyoming 90-87 on Tuesday night.
Stewart-Miller, Harrell lead Denver to 93-69 victory
DENVER (AP) — Tory Stewart-Miller scored 18 points, Ronnie Harrell, Jr. picked up his third double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Denver defeated Division II Western State Colorado 93-69 on Sunday.
Six players scored nine points or better for Denver. Ade Murkey scored 12, Joe Rosga 11, David Nzekewsi 10 and Elvin Rodriguez nine as the Pioneers shot 33 of 66 and scored 21 points off 17 turnovers.
Conner Toolson leads Utah Valley in 98-75 rout of Denver
OREM, Utah (AP) — Conner Toolson scored a season-high 26 points and Utah Valley led from the opening minute in a 98-75 win over Denver on Saturday night.
Toolson was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and the Wolverines (6-3) made 13 of 29 3-point attempts while hitting 31 of 58 overall from the field.
Davis scores 25 points in Northern Colorado’s 88-72 win
DENVER (AP) — Jordan Davis was 10-of-20 shooting and scored 25 points with six assists and Northern Colorado withstood Denver's second-half rally to win 88-72 on Wednesday night.
Jonah Radebaugh added 17 points with four of the Bears' 13-pointers while Sam Masten added 11 points and six assists with the team shooting 52 percent, including 48 percent from the arc. Northern Colorado (4-1) had a 34-32 rebounding edge and has outrebounded all of its opponents this season.
Taliaferro’s late basket sends Fairfield past Denver 86-85
SEATTLE (AP) — Landon Taliaferro scored 21 points including the go-ahead layup with 1:41 left and Fairfield beat Denver 86-85 in an Elgin Baylor Classic game on Sunday.
Ricks has career-high 23, Abilene Christian Beats Denver
DENVER (AP) — Payten Ricks had a career-high 23 points and Jaren Lewis added 19 as Abilene Christian remained undefeated, beating Denver 67-61 on Thursday night.
Ricks nailed 5 of 8 from distance, making 7 of 11 from the floor. The Wildcats won it from the free-throw line, making 13 of 16 while Denver was just 2 of 11. ACU made one more from distance, but the Pioneers were 25 of 51 from the floor while the Wildcats were 22 of 49.
Brown scores 25 to lift No. 12 Kansas St over Denver 64-56
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nothing has come easy for No. 12 Kansas State early this season.
Barry Brown had 15 of his 25 points in the second half and the Wildcats held off Denver 64-56 on Monday night. Brown scored all the points in an 11-0 run that helped K-State stave off an upset bid by the pesky Pioneers.
"I just wanted to help my teammates out," he said. "We were in a slump and I didn't feel the energy from our guys so I tried to step up."
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting to help No. 2 seed South Dakota beat third-seeded Denver 76-58 on Monday night in the Summit League Tournament semifinals.
Denver downs Omaha 94-78 behind Rosga’s 28 points
DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 28 points with four 3-pointers, Daniel Amigo added 21 points, and Denver never trailed in beating Omaha 94-78 on Wednesday night to split the season series.
Ade Murkey scored 11 points and Jake Pemberton added 10 for the Pioneers (12-14, 6-6 Summit League), who made 10 of 20 3-pointers and shot 59.3 percent from the field.
Rosga, Amigo lead Denver to 66-63 win over North Dakota St.
DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga hit five 3-pointers and finished with 26 points and Daniel Amigo scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting to help Denver beat North Dakota State 66-63 on Saturday.
Rosga was shot 7 of 12 from the field and Amigo tied his career high with three 3-pointers.
Jenkins’ 31 points helps S. Dakota St. hold off Denver 81-77
DENVER (AP) — David Jenkins Jr., tied a career-high with 31 points, Mike Daum had a double-double and South Dakota State beat Denver 83-75 on Thursday night.
Daum finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Jenkins also scored 31 points in a 112-103 double overtime loss to Colorado in Boulder on Dec. 15. The Jackrabbits (21-6, 9-1 Summit League) have won four straight and 12 of their last 13.
Jenkins' 3-pointer made it 17-9 early and South Dakota State went to intermission up 45-31.
Rosga, Pemberton help Denver knockoff of South Dakota 84-68
DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 23 points, Jake Pemberton added 20 and Denver made 11 of 19 from 3-point range to knock off league-leader South Dakota 84-68 in a Summit League game on Saturday night.
Rosega and Pemberton combined for seven 3s and 27 points as the Pioneers (10-12, 4-4) took a 42-28 lead at the half.
Jake Krafka had 11 of his career-high 12 points in the second half for the Pioneers, while Ade Murkey scored 10.
4 starters in double figures as Denver beats WIU 70-58
DENVER (AP) — Jake Pemberton scored 13 points to lead four Denver starters in double figures and the Pioneers beat Western Illinois 70-58 on Thursday night.
Joe Rosga and Daniel Amigo scored 12 points each and Ade Murkey 10 for the Pioneers (9-12, 3-4 Summit League), who shot 56 percent, making 8 of 12 3-point attempts, and won their second straight.
Amigo scores 20 points, Denver holds off Oral Roberts 73-64
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Daniel Amigo scored 20 points and Ade Murkey hit four free throws in the final minute as Denver held off Oral Roberts, 73-64 in a Summit League battle on Saturday night.
Omaha outlasts Denver 86-80 in double overtime
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JT Gibson hit a 3-pointer in the second overtime to give Omaha the lead and the Mavericks hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final 29 seconds to hold off Denver 86-80 on Thursday night.
Denver jumps out early, beats North Dakota State 67-61
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 15 points and Denver pulled away early in the second half and cruised to a 67-61 victory over North Dakota State on Thursday night for its first Summit League victory.
Denver (7-10, 1-2) used a 15-0 run, including three straight 3-pointers, spanning both halves for a 41-22 lead early in the second. Jake Pemberton scored five points and Ade Murkey had four during the stretch. The Pioneers held a double-digit lead until the last five minutes.
Mooney sparks South Dakota past Denver 82-71
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney tossed in 20 points with six steals and South Dakota breezed to an 82-71 victory over Denver in a Summit League opener on Saturday.
Triston Simpson scored 17 for the Coyotes (13-4), who won for the sixth time in seven games. Reserve Tyler Peterson added 13 points and five rebounds, while Tyler Hagedorn scored 11 with five boards.
Denver routs Division II Colorado Mesa University 106-60
DENVER (AP) — Daniel Amigo scored 24 points to lead Denver to a 106-60 rout of Division II Colorado Mesa University on Thursday night.
It was the most points Denver (6-8) has scored as a Division I program. The Pioneers started D-I play in 1998.
Denver dominates UC Riverside 73-55 for 5th straight win
DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 18 points, dished out five assists and had three steals as Denver dominated UC Riverside 73-55 to pick up its fifth straight win on Thursday night.
Daniel Amigo added 12 points and tied his career high with 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season. Jake Krafka also had 12 points, hitting 5 of 6 from the floor, and Ade Murkey chipped in 10 for Denver (8-5).
Holder, Helgeland lead Jacksonville over Denver 92-84
DENVER (AP) — J.R. Holder scored 30 points, and Cody Helgeland added 20 as Jacksonville beat Denver 92-84 on Saturday night In the season opener for both teams.
Holder was 9 of 12 from the field and made 10 of 14 free throws. Helgeland was 5 of 10 from the floor and made all seven free-throw attempts. Darien Fernandez chipped in 12 points.