DU has formally announced its 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
The ceremony will feature a return to campus by hockey head coach George Gwozdecky, one of Denver’s greatest coaches, who led DU to a pair of national championships, multiple NCAA appearances and an imposing 443-267-64 record in 19 years with the Pioneers between 1994 and 2013. The evening is sure to be a special one as ‘Coach Gwoz’ finally gets some of the eternal recognition that he so richly deserves as a legend in the Pioneer family. Continue reading Coach George Gwozdecky Headlines DU’s 2020 Hall of Fame Class Induction Event→
For 20 minutes, DU (4-14, 0-4) looked like a well-oiled machine as the Pioneers jumped out to 46-37 halftime lead over South Dakota State. DU shot 61.3% for the half and had only three turnovers. It was clearly Denver’s best half of the season. But in the second half, DU shooting went stone cold (6-32, 18.8%) and 0-11 from downtown. SDSU was in the free throw bonus with more than 11 minutes to go in the game on calls that went the Jackrabbits way. As the fouls piled up on DU’s big men, SDSU punished Denver inside with 24 points-in-the-paint. In the final four minutes, leading by 3 points, SDSU outscored Denver 17 to 5 to seal the 80-68 victory. Continue reading Denver Fades in Second Half Collapse, 80-68 to South Dakota State→
The Pioneers (4-11) did just about everything they needed to do to win against conference favorite North Dakota State University, except make shots. Sophomore Jase Townsend’s 17 points sent Denver into halftime with a 33-33 tie. But Townsend and the Pioneers went cold in the second half on 6/33 shooting to fall to NDSU, 66-55. Continue reading Shooting fails Denver in Summit League Opener, 66-55→
Denver’s mid-season record is 4-10. Many fans are, of course, disappointed with the record and it’s understandable. But, Denver Basketball is exactly where we predicted this young team would be following a difficult non-conference schedule.
Photo:Courtesy of Jason Evans. DU’s David Nzekwesi drives to the hoop
The defensive effort was solid, but a brutal shooting display by the Pioneers Saturday afternoon left Denver with five consecutive losses to end the non-conference portion of their schedule. Shooting just 38% from the field and missing 18 free throws, DU still took the Cowboys to OT but DU could not finish the job. The Cowboys reeled off a 9-point run to start OT and the game was, essentially, over. Continue reading Ice Cold Shooting Sinks Denver in Wyoming OT loss, 72-66→