Photo Courtesy of Jason Evans
This game was a carbon copy of the recent Denver-UC Irvine contest but in reverse. DU (5-8) raced out to a 10-0 lead to start the contest. Then, DU players rained 3-point shots, 15 in all, to coast to an easy victory over Montana State (3-7) Tuesday night at Magness Arena.
DU led 46-22 at intermission and coasted the second half to a 76-64 victory. DU played 11-deep and emptied the bench. Denver was paced by Ronnie Harrell, Jr. with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Tory Miller-Stewart chipped in with 11 points and 6 rebounds. All good signs for a team that needs senior leadership.
Tonight, DU erased their recent habit of slow starts and were rewarded with a coast-to-coast victory.
Denver needed a shot of confidence, especially with their difficult final non-conference matchup against national powerhouse and NCAA championship contender #8 Gonzaga in Spokane, WA this Friday night.