The Pioneers lost to 7-seeded North Dakota State on Saturday night, but DU is looking towards the future.
A.J. Jacobson played all 40 minutes and scored a career-high 23 to help second-seeded North Dakota State beat No. 7 seed Denver 61-50 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League tournament Saturday night.
NDSU knocked DU out of the NCAA Division II Tournament on two different occasions. This Saturday, the Pioneers looks to play spoiler to the Bison’s plans of reaching the tourney.
The University of Denver basketball team didn’t play as well this season as coach Joe Scott would have liked, but they still have an outside chance to make the NCAA Tournament.
Lawrence Alexander scored 28 points, including eight in overtime, to lead North Dakota State to a 73-69 win over Denver on Thursday night.
Tyler Larson scored 22 points, including two free throws in the final seconds, as South Dakota came back to beat Denver 74-69 on Sunday.
Brett Olson scored 17 points, Nate Engesser added 13 and had five assists, and Denver held off a late surge by South Dakota State to win 76-69 on Friday.
Daniel Bejarano had 25 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, and Tiel Daniels added 20, helping Colorado State extend its winning streak to 11 games by beating Denver 85-84 on Friday night.
Cam Griffin and Nate Engesser combined for 29 points to lead Denver to a 64-48 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday.
Brett Olson had 14 points, five rebounds and six assists to lead Denver to an 80-54 win against Coppin State on Sunday.