Category Archives: Men’s Basketball

Denver Thrashes Omaha to Earn Second Consecutive Conference Win

Denver (8-14, 4-5) looked back at their recent past Saturday afternoon and instead, raced forward against the outmanned Omaha Mavericks (3-17, 2-7) at Hamilton Gym. Just a season ago, DU was them and they were DU. Saturday, DU looked straight ahead en route to a decisive 92-63 win. Omaha was 3-16 coming into the game but Denver never played down or gave the Mavs a chance to find hope all afternoon. Continue reading Denver Thrashes Omaha to Earn Second Consecutive Conference Win

Sliding Men’s Basketball Attendance a Sign of Bigger Issues

Few can argue that the current edition of Denver men’s basketball appears to be on the right track. The team has some excellent young talent, solid coaching staff, and appears to be trending up – assuming they can retain their core players and recruit more talent. The same cannot be said of its attendance, which has collapsed in the past eleven seasons from an average of 5,460 fans per game in 2011-2012 to an average of 787 fans in eight home games this season. While we have seen a season and a half of COVID impacts, the attendance slide was apparent before Covid-19 was even discovered. Continue reading Sliding Men’s Basketball Attendance a Sign of Bigger Issues

Denver Snaps 42-Game Road Skid Against Roos

Denver men’s basketball (7-14, 3-5) erased four seasons of bad road memories Monday night. The win occured at Swinney Center in Kansas City where the Pioneers defeated the UMKC Kangaroos (8-8, 2-3) and halted a 42-game road losing streak. It took sharp shooting from the free-throw line (30 of 36), dominant rebounding (35 vs. 18) and 51.7% shooting from the field to earn the final margin. Continue reading Denver Snaps 42-Game Road Skid Against Roos

Jackrabbits Gobble Up Pioneers

Denver men’s basketball (6-14, 2-5) continued their South Dakota swing Saturday afternoon against Summit League blue blood South Dakota State University (15-4, 6-0). The game was held in conjunction with the 30th annual Lamb Bonanza where sheep are auctioned off at halftime. Before tipoff, spectators were served lamb sliders and lamb spread crackers by the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association. The Pioneers were carved up and served as the main course, falling 80-62 to the Jackrabbits. Continue reading Jackrabbits Gobble Up Pioneers

Bison Trample Denver

Denver (6-12, 2-3) took a big step up in competition in the Summit League against the North Dakota State Bison (11-5, 3-1) Monday night. The Bison torched Denver in the first 10 minutes, 25-12, nailing five 3-point shots to forge the 13 point advantage. The Bison cruised from there to a decisive 87-69 victory. More than anything, this game was a reminder that Denver has work to do to be a competitive team, night-in and night-out, especially against a big, veteran team like NDSU. Continue reading Bison Trample Denver

Denver Dominates North Dakota

When North Dakota (4-12, 0-3) traveled to Denver (6-11, 2-2) Saturday afternoon, the Pioneers faced a team they were expected to defeat on paper.  But could they prove it on the court? Denver raced out to a strong first half behind freshman Coban Porter and coasted to a convincing 93-74 win at Hamilton Gym.  We are witnessing a Denver team that just might be turning the corner. Now, can they keep the momentum going? Continue reading Denver Dominates North Dakota

Denver Turnaround Jolts Tommies at the Buzzer, 75-74

DU (5-10-1-1) deserved to win against Western Illinois two days ago but lost. Denver figured to lose against St Thomas (6-5, 1-1) this afternoon after a brutal first half. Ditto the same for Payton Moore who missed two free throws to ice the Western Illinois game in the final 10 seconds two days ago but had ice in his veins against St. Thomas as he made a critical three-point play down the stretch, setting up a mad dash down court by Jordan Johnson with five seconds to go and a jumper by Touko Tainamo for the game-winner at the buzzer.

Continue reading Denver Turnaround Jolts Tommies at the Buzzer, 75-74