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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

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Chris Udofia

In an era where the same types of players always seem to receive recognition, being a unique player can often be frowned upon. That doesn’t matter to Denver’s Chris Udofia, who has thrived on being overlooked. With his college career over, Udofia is ready to prove himself to a whole new set of doubters. Udofia has been a key player for the Pioneers for the past 4 seasons, and...
Via NBA Draft Blog
June 18, 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

Conference Recruiting Update – Summit

Denver Pioneers Cameron Delaney | 6′-3″ | PG | Harker Heights (TX)| Jake Pemberton | 6′-4″ | SG | Mountain Vista (CO)| Backcourt help is on the way to the Mile High City, as both Cameron Delaney and Jake Pemberton bring versatility and good size for their positions to the guard slots. Delaney is part of a pipeline to Texas that ...
Via Hoopniks
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver clobbers Nebraska-Omaha 72-60

Chris Udofia scored 12 points with 11 rebounds and Cam Griffin added 14 points as Denver clobbered Nebraska-Omaha 72-60 on Saturday night. Marcus Byrd came off the bench to score 12 points for the Pioneers (15-12, 8-4 Summit). Nate Engesser added 11 and Bryant Rucker nine. The Pioneers went 14 of 16 (87.5 percent) from the line during the contest and sank 44 percent from the field...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Udofia's big block spurs win for Denver Pioneers over Western Illinois

Three blocked shots were the quietest part of Chris Udofia's game Thursday night at Magness Arena, but his last one with 4:46 left propelled the Pioneers to victory. With the score tied at 60, Udofia turned back a layup attempt by Western Illinois' Jabari Sandifer and from there Denver took control and raced to a 75-67 victory to maintain its slim hopes of winning the Summit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver's late run tops Western Illinois 75-67

Chris Udofia scored 21 points, gathered eight rebounds and had seven assists and Denver used a 12-5 run late to top Western Illinois 75-67 on Thursday. With the teams tied at 62 and 4:08 left in the game, the Pioneers scored 10 of the next 14 points - including five from Chris Udofia and a trey by Brett Olson - then made 3 of 4 free throws inside of 46 seconds to escape with the...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver trumps IPFW 73-62

Bryant Rucker and Brett Olson both scored 18 points as Denver trumped Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 73-62 on Saturday. Denver (13-12, 6-4 Summit) used an 11-4 run late in the first half, including a pair of treys by Rucker, to lead 35-25 at half. Fort Wayne shot 50 percent in the half, but eight turnovers limited its total number of shots and the team went 1 of 6 on 3-pointers. IPFW...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

IUPUI snaps skid, beats Denver 59-49

Mitch Patton scored 14 points as IUPUI picked up its first Summit League win of the year on Thursday night with a 59-49 victory over Denver. The Jaguars (6-21, 1-9 Summit League) entered the game having lost nine straight and 14 of their last 15 but broke their losing streak, holding Denver (12-12, 5-4) to its lowest point total of the season. Marcellus Barksdale added 13 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

DU Pioneers guard Brett Olson named Summit League player of the week

A career-high 30 points by junior Brett Olson against South Dakota earned the University of Denver guard player of the week honors in the Summit League. Olson hit 9-of-14 shots from the field — including 6-of-8 from 3-point range — while leading the Pioneers to a 75-67 victory Saturday at Magness Arena. The victory gave Denver a 12-11 record, the first time the Pioneers have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver upends North Dakota State 67-63

Denver led wire-to-wire to upend North Dakota State 67-63 Saturday, surviving a late surge by the Bison who dropped out of a first-place tie in conference. The Pioneers (11-11, 4-3 Summit) led 62-51 when Brett Olson hit a pair of free throws with 3:59 to play. But Lawrence Alexander and Kory Brown led a comeback for the Bison (16-6, 5-2), combining for 12 points. Alexander had a...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

DU Pioneers' Bryant Rucker provides spark as a starter

When Bryant Rucker practices for the University of Denver, he looks the same as any of his teammates. Everyone seems to be working hard for coach Joe Scott. In a game, Rucker doesn't necessarily stand out. He's 6 feet tall, not 6-8. But he offers intangibles that have helped the Pioneers win three consecutive games, the last two with Rucker in the starting lineup for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver defeats Western Illinois 67-55

Chris Udofia scored 17 points to lead Denver to a 67-55 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night. Udofia shot 5 of 6 from the floor and finished with five assists. Denver's Cam Griffin, who entered the game with the best field goal percentage in The Summit League at 83.3 percent, shot just 1 of 5 from the field and had four points. The Pioneers (10-10, 3-2 Summit) went...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UND vs. DU; A Trip Down Memory Lane

Here's another video for you. Former Fighting Sioux forward Mike Prpich "cup-checks" Geoff Paukovitch of the Denver Pioneers. Former DU head coach George Gwozdecky then climbs onto the boards to give WCHA official Todd Anderson a piece of his mind. Good stuff...
Via Goon's World
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah State hockey goaltender gives up OT goal while chatting with fans (Video)

Utah State hockey goaltender Keegan McHenry gave up the winning goal in the final seconds of last week's overtime game against the Denver Pioneers in unbelievably embarrassing fashion, as he left the net wide open to chat with some fans in the corner of the rink.Utah State was on a power play and a faceoff was taking place in the Denver zone. With the open net, Denver won the...
Via Holdout Sports
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rucker leads Denver past Nebraska-Omaha 74-60

Bryant Rucker set career-highs with 19 points, five rebounds and four 3-pointers made as Denver beat Nebraska-Omaha 74-60 Thursday night. Rucker hit 7 of 9 from the field, Marcus Byrd scored 16 and Brett Olson added 15 points and five assists. Cam Griffin finished with 13 points for Denver (9-10, 2-2 Summit League), which shot season-highs from the floor (62.5 percent) and from...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver upends IUPIU 66-45

Chris Udofia scored 16 points and Brett Olson added 15 as Denver cruised to a 66-45 victory over IUPIU on Saturday. Denver went on a 21-0 first-half run, highlighted by three consecutive 3-pointers by Marcus Byrd and Olson, after holding IUPUI scoreless for over eight minutes. Olson had 11 points by halftime, making 3 of 4 shots from long range for Denver (8-10, 1-2 Summit League...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IPFW holds off late rally, defeats Denver 67-64

Mo Evans scored 18 points and Steve Forbes added 16 with eight rebounds as Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne held off Denver 67-64 Thursday night. The Mastodons (15-5, 3-0 Summit) trailed 40-31 after surrendering an 11-0 run in the second half. Evans responded, converting a three-point play and hitting two 3-pointers to spark a 16-2 surge and push IPFW towards a 60-53 lead with 1:50 remaining...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph's slips past Denver 53-52

Langston Galloway and DeAndre Bembry combined for 27 points as Saint Joseph's held on for a 53-52 victory over Denver Saturday. Galloway finished with 14 points and Bembry had 13. Ronald Roberts, Jr. added 9 points and 15 rebounds for Saint Joseph's (9-4). Denver (7-8) started strong, leading 16-8 midway of the first period, and held a 25-23 halftime lead. Halil Kanacevic...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Udofia leads Denver to 83-61 win over St. Francis

Chris Udofia, with 20 points, 7 assists, five rebounds and three blocked shots, led Denver to an 83-61 win over Saint Francis Tuesday. Trailing 7-5, Denver used a 24-6 run which was capped by Jalen Love's tip-in off of a missed Marcus Byrd 3-pointer with 4:14 remaining in the first half to take control of the game. The Pioneers (7-7), who took a 36-16 advantage into the break...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver beats Alcorn State 67-49

Brett Olson scored 16 points, Chris Udofia had 15 and Denver rolled to a 67-49 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday night at the Sun Bowl Invitational. Denver (6-6) has won six of its last eight games after opening the season 0-4. The Pioneers jumped to a 37-17 halftime lead and never trailed against Alcorn State (3-8), who has lost seven straight. Olson hit four 3-pointers and...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Tallest, shortest college basketball players stand next to each other

Photo opportunities to capture both the tallest and shortest players in Division I college basketball are few and far between. So when given the chance to do so we must take advantage.Fortunately, 5-foot-4 University of Denver guard Charles Webb did the grunt work for us, by posting this photo of he and 7-foot-6 UC Irvine center Mamadou N'Diaye on Facebook.As you can see, there...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Pioneers’ Chris Udofia Posterized a Defender Something Nasty

Denver Pioneers forward Chris Udofia launched a fairly ferocious poster dunk on Belmont Bruins’ Caleb Chowbay and it will land on every highlight reel for sometime. Check out the dunk above and try not to make an ‘oooooohhhhh’ sound after. [YouTube] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: University Of Denver’s Chris Udofia Dunked About As Hard As Possible vs. Belmont

What’s the first thing every basketball coach teaches you about defending an in-bound plays? Don’t let anyone get by you in the paint. Obviously Belmont’s players didn’t get the memo, but they certainly heard the message delivered by Denver’s Chris Udofia. The 6-foot-6 senior dunked all over his opponent in an explosive fashion. Check out the young man’s dunk:  I love...
Via College Spun
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver handles Belmont 90-62

Chris Udofia scored 21 points, leading four players in double figures, as Denver easily handled Belmont 90-62 on Tuesday. Denver (4-5) scored 45 points in both halves to easily outpace the Bruins. Brett Olson added 19 points and seven assists for the Pioneers, while Jalen Love chipped in with 13 points. Denver made good on 56 percent of their field goal attempts, including going...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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