LetsGoDU Basketball Thread – DU vs #12 Kansas State

LiveLetsGoDU will be reporting live from Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. This is game number two for each team. Share your thoughts about DU basketball before, during and after the game. We will be commenting here during the day.

Game Notes: ESPN’s Seth Greenberg has K-State as a Final Four participant. K-State has been picked for 2nd place in the Big 12 Coaches Poll with all 5 returning starters as well as key bench players from a 25-win team, Dean Wade (6’10” Junior Forward) was selected as the Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, The arena at K-State, Bramlage Coliseum,  is fan-nicknamed ‘The Octagon of Doom’, K-State breezed by Kennesaw State 56-41 in their first pre-conference contest and destroyed Oregon in a preseason scrimmage.

Tip-Off: 7:00 PM MT

Watch: ESPN 3

Audio/Radio: Denver Pioneers.com & ESPN 1600 Radio: Tyler Maun Making the call 

Your thoughts leading up to the game?

  • What does good look like for Denver Monday night?
  • Without Tory Miller-Stewart to match up against Dean Wade, how will DU hold up inside?
  • Key players for DU

22 thoughts on “LetsGoDU Basketball Thread – DU vs #12 Kansas State”

  1. K-State is favored by 18.5 or 19 points, according to most sports books and I think that’s being a little bit optimistic for DU.

    If DU had Miller-Stewart in the middle to match-up with Wade, I think DU could keep the game within 15 points, but alas, without him, DU is likely to lose by 20 or more as they are going to pound the Pios inside and DU will not have an experienced answer for that.

    It’s been a while since DU has faced a ranked team, and it would be awesome for DU to be competitive, but facing a K-State team with a dominant national level big man is more than we can likely handle. I expect about 10,000 fans tonight at Bramlage, so this will be a good experience for DU to see what big time D-I basketball is like…

    Bad: DU loses by more than 25

    Likely: DU loses by 20-25

    Good: DU loses by less than 20.

    Great: DU loses by less than 15.

    Incredible: DU loses by less than 10.

    Monumental: DU upsets K-State.

  2. If the Pioneers can eliminate turnovers and shoot better, they can stay in this game. Down by 3 at half.

  3. 15 minutes to go – great venue here in Manhattan, KS.. UNO fans here with women’s hoops vs K-State earlier.

  4. Great venue. 15 minutes until the tip. UNO fans here – their women’s hoops fell to KSU earlier.

  5. Pios overmatched by K-States size and athleticism, but are just 5 down with 350 left in the first half. Rosga and Harrell are holding DU in the game for now with pure grit.

  6. Pios were down by 10 but had a 7-0 run to cut K-State’s lead to 3 at the half, 31-28. Proud of the Pios for hanging tough so far…

  7. Pioneers trail by 3 at half in Manhattan, KS. If the Pioneers can limit their turnovers and improve their shots, they can stay in this game.

  8. Harrell has 12 and Rosga 10 points to lead Pios at halftime. Those guys have to be great to keep DU in the game.

  9. Wow!! We are actually hanging with them? I’m not able to watch the game due to work but am following along on Twitter.

  10. Fantastic road performance by a solid and athletic DU team playing without it’s big man, Tory Miller-Stewart. Very proud of the way DU played, giving K-state all they wanted down to the last minute.

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