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Denver beats Alcorn State 67-49

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Brett Olson scored 16 points, Chris Udofia had 15 and Denver rolled to a 67-49 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday night at the Sun Bowl Invitational.

Denver (6-6) has won six of its last eight games after opening the season 0-4. The Pioneers jumped to a 37-17 halftime lead and never trailed against Alcorn State (3-8), who has lost seven straight.

Olson hit four 3-pointers and had six assists for the Pioneers, one shy of his career best. Udofia had five assists and three steals. Both Olson and Udofia shot 6 of 11 (54.5 percent) from the floor.

LeAntwan Luckett, who averages 14.2 points per game, led Alcorn State on 6-of-14 shooting for 20 points. Octavius Brown added eight points.

Denver faces UTEP, and Alcorn State will play Western Illinois Sunday.

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