DENVER PIONEERS NEWS

Rams squeak by Pios at Magness in 85-84 win

DENVER – Brett Olson (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) scored 20 points, but it was not enough as the University of Denver men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker to the Colorado State Rams 85-84, Friday evening at Magness Arena. BOXSCORE: Colorado State 85, Denver 84 Jalen Love (Wichita, Kan.) and Marcus Byrd (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) both scored 18 points apiece. Both players shot...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Starks jumper with 1.3 left gives Bryant 48-46 win at Denver

DENVER (AP) Dyami Starks knocked down a jumper with 1.3 seconds left in the game to give Bryant a 48-46 win at Denver Sunday afternoon. Starks hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to knot the score at 46-46. Denver's Brett Olson turned the ball over with 11 seconds left, setting up Starks game-winner. Bryant held a 22-12 lead at intermission and the Bulldogs pushed the lead to 14...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Engesser shooting to have all-around game for University of Denver

The University of Denver men's basketball coach believes if guard Nate Engesser can master the parts of the game that aren't as easy for him, the easier part, the shooting, will only get better.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
9 days ago

Pioneers fall short to Stanford, 49-43

DENVER – The University of Denver men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker  Saturday afternoon at Maples Pavilion to the Stanford Cardinal 49-43. BOXSCORE: Stanford 49, Denver 43 Marcus Byrd (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting from behind the arc and grabbed a season-high six rebounds, but it was not enough as the Cardinal rallied down the stretch...
Via Mile High Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

DU beat nation's No. 1 team in opener of showdown series

The Denver Pioneers, facing No. 1 North Dakota to begin a two-game National Collegiate Hockey Conference showdown, were high tech, resilient and opportunistic in improving to 3-0 over top-ranked teams since 2012.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
15 days ago

DU falls to #24 ranked Northern Iowa, 65-55

DENVER – Senior guard Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) and junior Nate Engesser (Colorado Springs, Colo.) both scored 15 points but it was not enough to push the Pioneers (4-4) past the [23/24] Northern Iowa Panthers (9-0). Denver fell by a final score of 65-55 Wednesday evening at Magness Arena. BOXSCORE: Northern Iowa 65, Denver 55 Marcus Byrd (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) continued...
Via Mile High Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

DU's Brett Olson, Marcus Byrd have been teammates since middle school

Long before Brett Olson and Marcus Byrd began playing basketball together at the University of Denver, they were doing damage as seventh-grade teammates at Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
18 days ago

Denver blows past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 64-48

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Cam Griffin and Nate Engesser combined for 29 points to lead Denver to a 64-48 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday. Griffin had 16, Engesser, who made 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, had 13 and Brett Olson chipped in 11. Denver held a 31-23 lead at the break and pushed that to 43-23 with 15:56 left in the game. Brandon Pye nailed a 3-point...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pioneers disarm Privateers in 79-60 home win

DENVER – The University of Denver men’s basketball team beat the New Orleans Privateers 79-60 Sunday afternoon at Magness Arena. Five Pioneers scored in double figures to lead the team to their third-straight home win of the 2014-15 season. BOXSCORE: Denver 79, New Orleans 60 The Pioneers were led by senior Brett Olson (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) who scored 15 points, dished out...
Via Mile High Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver pulls away from New Orleans 79-60

DENVER (AP) Brett Olson scored 15 points and dished out a career-high eight assists to lead Denver to a 79-60 win over New Orleans on Sunday. Denver (3-2) never trailed in the game and took control midway through the first period with an 11-4 spurt that included a pair of 3-pointers from Nate Engesser and was capped by a 3 from Olson to make it 25-17 with 8:32 to go before the break...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Belmont eases past Denver 78-57

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Bradshaw and Taylor Barnette combined for 49 points to lead Belmont past Denver 78-57 on Wednesday. Bradshaw made 9 of 19 shots, including four 3-pointers, and finished with 28 points. Barnette hit five shots from behind the arc and had 21. The duo was also 10 of 11 from the free throw line as Belmont (5-1) made 90 percent of its 32 free throw attempts...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Disappointment in Denver as Badgers swept away by Pioneers

The Badgers gave a valiant effort last night against the No. 10-ranked Denver Pioneers, but ultimately their best was not good enough as the Badgers fell 3-4 dropping to 0-8 on the year. Scoring opened up with Denver’s Daniel Doremus who lucked upon a sloppy goal nine minutes into the first period. Denver came out playing like a top ten team outshooting the Badgers 7-5 after the...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver topples Coppin State 80-54

DENVER – The University of Denver men’s basketball team defeated the Coppin State Eagles 80-54 Sunday afternoon at Magness Arena. BOXSCORE: Denver 80, Coppin State 54 The Pioneers were led by senior guard Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) who recorded a double-double, scoring 13 points and adding 10 rebounds. Griffin also had five assists, two steals and one block. Senior Brett...
Via Mile High Sports
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver rolls over Coppin State, 80-54

DENVER (AP) Brett Olson had 14 points, five rebounds and six assists to lead Denver to an 80-54 win against Coppin State on Sunday. The Pioneers (2-1) shot the ball well all afternoon, connecting on 57 percent from the field, 45 percent from the 3-point line, and 75 percent from the free-throw line. Cam Griffin added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, while Daniel Amigo scored...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pioneers fall to St. Mary’s on the road, 78-62

MORAGA, Calif. – The University of Denver men’s basketball team dropped its first road game of the year 78-62 Thursday evening in Moraga, Calif against the St. Mary’s Gaels. BOXSCORE: St. Mary’s 78, Denver 62 The Pioneers were led by senior guard Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) who scored a career-high 19 points breaking his previous high of 15 points, which he had previously...
Via Mile High Sports
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Waldow leads Saint Mary's past Denver 78-62

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Brad Waldow made 12 of 14 shots to score 26 points and Saint Mary's shot 64.6 percent from the field to defeat Denver 78-62 on Thursday night. Kerry Carter added 16 points on 5 of 7 shooting plus 5 of 6 free throws for the Gaels (3-0). Aaron Bright had 13 points and freshman Emmett Naar contributed 10 assists. Cam Griffin had 19 points for Denver (1-1). Saint...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pioneers down Idaho State 54-38 in home opener

DENVER – The University of Denver men’s basketball team opened the 2014-15 season with a 54-38 victory Sunday afternoon at Magness Arena over the Idaho State Bengals. The Pioneers were led by senior guard Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) who scored 13 points and added nine rebounds. Junior Bryant Rucker (Frisco, Texas) added 11 points and a career high four assists. BOXSCORE...
Via Mile High Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver pulls away from Idaho State 54-38

DENVER (AP) Cam Griffin scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Sunday and Denver used 3-pointers to pull away from Idaho State 54-38. Brett Olson and Bryant Rucker scored 11 apiece and the Pioneers outshot the Bengals from beyond the arc 34.5 percent (10-29) to 25 percent (3-12). Olson hit three 3-pointers, as did Jalen Love. Chris Hansen led Idaho State with 15 points, including...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Griffin needed to have greater leadership role for Denver Pioneers

Following Cam Griffin's career at the University of Denver, it is hard to believe he's not at least 6-foot-6.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
November 15, 2014

DU coach Jim Montgomery to emphasize Gold Pan importance as Pioneers prepare for rival Colorado College

The Denver Pioneers host the Colorado College Tigers on Friday at Magness Arena to begin the 2014-15 four-game Gold Pan series.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
November 13, 2014

DU hoops to rely on Olson and developing freshmen

DENVER – “Hard to believe college basketball season is here, but we’re ready for it.” If his opening statements during Tuesday’s media session were any indication, University of Denver Men’s Basketball coach Joe Scott is geared up for a brand new season, and another chance to lead the Pioneers to another shot at a Summit League title and chance at a possible NCAA Tournament...
Via Mile High Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Pioneers move up in hockey polls after loss; Boston College next

Even after a blowout loss at Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday, the University of Denver hockey team jumped up in the national rankings this week.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
October 28, 2014

DU Men’s Hoops release non-conference schedule

DENVER — Head coach Joe Scott and the Denver Pioneers Men’s Basketball Team’s chances at an at-large NCAA Tournament bid hinged on their record in a grueling non-conference schedule last season and the 2014-15 campaign looks to be no different. DU will host eight non-conference home games, highlighted by Missouri Valley power Northern Iowa, regional rival Colorado State and...
Via Mile High Sports
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Udofia invited to Rockets summer league team

DENVER – University of Denver men’s basketball standout Chris Udofia will have an opportunity to continue his playing career at the next level. The 6-foot-6 Udofia has accepted an offer to join the Houston Rockets Summer League team, which will begin play on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. The Rockets Summer League team will play a total of five games leading up to their appearance...
Via Mile High Sports
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pioneers deck out Denver in gear and apparel

Sometimes the best clothes and gear you can get come in the form of a hand-me-down, especially when those hand-me-downs have been used by University of Denver ice hockey players. Hey @rboulding, @DU_Pioneers equipment sale today & tomorrow 9-5 in Hamilton! — Nick Meldrum (@DUEquipmentGuy) June 4, 2014 Today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the University of Denver will be holding their...
Via Mile High Sports
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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