DU men’s hoops (2-1) traveled to Mobile, Alabama to play in the three-game Jaguar Classic this week. In game one Wednesday night, Denver faced a red-hot Nicholls State University (La.) team that days earlier had defeated Lousiana State University in Baton Rouge. The Colonels built an 18-point first-half lead and DU trailed at halftime 43-37. Denver outscored the Colonels by 12 points in the second half to snatch the come-from-behind win.
DU’s Touko Tainamo racked up another double-double in the victory while freshman DeAndre Craig came off the bench with 17 big points. Point guard Tommy Bruner shot 50% from the field while collecting 17 points. DU shot 45.9% from the field and 37.9% from beyond the arc to stage the comeback win. A host of other players contributed mightily on both ends of the floor for the win.
Said head coach Jeff Wulbrun following the game to Tyler Maun (Radio: 104.3 The Fan HD3), “We executed our game plan in the second half. A tremendous win against a really good team. A high-character team does that. We are starting to see an identity – good shooting and unselfish.”
Next up is SIU Edwardsville at 4:00 pm MT tomorrow (Thursday) in game two of the Jaguar Classic