Wyoming Continues Road Swing on Sunday at Denver
Dec. 13, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's basketball team faces its second-straight road contest on Sunday when the Cowboys square off with Denver at 2 p.m. MT in Magness Arena. The Pokes (7-2) won a hard-fought 67-66 overtime contest over South Dakota last Saturday, but now visit the Pioneers (3-5), who have won three of their last four games. The home team has won each of the last 11 meetings between Wyoming and Denver.
Fans can follow live stats and audio of the game through the men's basketball Gameday Central page on GoWYO.com. The contest will also be broadcast on the radio by the Cowboy Sports Network and televised by ROOT Sports. Contact your local cable or satellite provider for further channel information.
A Look at the Matchup
Head coach Joe Scott returned three starters from a Denver squad that went 22-10 overall last season, including 16-2 in the WAC, to advance to the second round of the NIT. The Pioneers have started 2013-14 with a 3-5 record, but have played a challenging schedule. DU started the season 0-4 with three road games and two contests with Pac-12 opponents. Denver has won three of its last four games, though, while its one loss was in overtime on the road. Most recently, the Pioneers earned an 80-70 win at Colorado State last Wednesday. Denver shot a season-high 50.9 percent (29-of-57) from the floor, including 9-of-23 from the three-point line, and held a 29-27 rebounding advantage over the Rams with three coming on the offensive glass during a key stretch in which DU held the ball for nearly 90 seconds before scoring to stretch the lead to 63-54 with 5:14 remaining. Neither team led by more than four points in the first half, but the Pioneers held a 31-29 edge at the break. After nine lead changes and six ties, the Pioneers began pulling away midway through the second half. Denver hit a three-point play with 1:28 remaining that for a 12-point lead, its largest of the game. The Pioneers average 64.9 points per game on 41.7 percent from the field and 35.0 beyond the arc, while allowing opponents 69.8 points on 50.3 and 42.9 percent, respectively. Denver was picked to finish second in the Summit League this season, behind North Dakota State.
Each Team's Leaders
Junior guard Brett Olson posted a game-high 24 points against Colorado State and added five assists, as he paces the Pioneers in points at 13.8 and assists at 3.7. Senior forward Chris Udofia contributes 15 points and nine rebounds. His 13.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game both rank second on the team. He also averages 3.3 blocks per contest. Sophomore guard Jalen Love rounds out DU's double-figure scorers at 10.0 points thanks to a team-high 14 treys. Junior guard Cam Griffin adds 9.5 points per game and a team-high 7.4 rebounds, while sophomore Dom Samac made his first start of the season against CSU. He averages 4.5 points per game.
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