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.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — David Jenkins Jr. scored 21 points and Skyler Flatten 20 — each with five 3 pointers — as South Dakota State got past Denver 78-66 on Thursday night.
South Dakota State (13-6, 3-1 Summit League) shot 53 percent from the floor and made 11 of 25 from beyond the arc. Tevin King had 17 points for his ninth straight game in double figures. Mike Daum added 10 points and eight rebounds.
DENVER (AP) — Aanen Moody scored 15 of his career-high-tying 21 points in the first half and hit 5 of 11 3-pointers and North Dakota never trailed in beating Denver 80-59 on Saturday to end a four-game skid and win its first Summit League contest.
Conner Avants added 14 points, Kienan Walter and Cortez Seales had 12 each, and Marlon Stewart dished seven assist for the Fighting Hawks (7-9, 1-2 Summit League), who made 15 of 31 3s (48 percent). Billy Brown hit four 3s for 12 points.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JT Gibson hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 22 points and Matt Pile scored 17 on 8-of-12 shooting to help Omaha hold on for a 91-84 win over Denver on Friday night in the Summit League opener for both teams.
Mitch Hahn added 16 points, Zach Jackson scored 11 and Ayo Akinwole 10 for Omaha (7-7), which has won four in a row.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Max Hazzard set career marks Saturday night with 10 3-pointers and 32 points and UC Irvine had a program-record 18 3-pointers in an 86-52 rout of Denver.
Hazzard opened the game with three straight 3-pointers and added another after Jonathan Galloway's layup to give UC Irvine a 14-0 lead. Hazzard had already surpassed his career bests with seven 3-pointers and 23 points in the first half when the Anteaters (10-2) built a 47-16 lead.