Denver upends IUPIU 66-45

The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- Chris Udofia scored 16 points and Brett Olson added 15 as Denver cruised to a 66-45 victory over IUPIU on Saturday.

Denver went on a 21-0 first-half run, highlighted by three consecutive 3-pointers by Marcus Byrd and Olson, after holding IUPUI scoreless for over eight minutes.

Olson had 11 points by halftime, making 3 of 4 shots from long range for Denver (8-10, 1-2 Summit League). He got his 200th career assist on an Udofia dunk late in the second half.

Nate Engesser made all three of his long range attempts and the Pioneers made nine 3-pointers overall. Udofia grabbed eight rebounds, blocked three shots, and had six first-half assists.

IUPUI (5-16, 0-4) got 19 points from Mitch Patton and Marcellus Barksdale grabbed 11 rebounds. The Jaguars made just 36.4 percent of its shots.

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