New Mexico State vs Denver

Denver 66, New Mexico St. 60

  •  

DENVER (AP) - Royce O'Neale had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead Denver to a 66-60 victory against New Mexico State on Saturday.

Brett Olson and Chris Udofia added 13 points each for the Pioneers (19-8, 14-2 Western Athletic), who won their eighth straight game and inched closer to clinching the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.

Bandja Sy had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Sim Bhullar 17 points and four blocks for the Aggies (19-10, 12-4).

After O'Neale's two free throws gave Denver a 57-54 advantage with 1:22 remaining, Sy turned the ball over. At the other end, Chase Hallum drilled a 3-pointer for Denver.

Sy responded with a basket from behind the arc to make it 60-57 with 37 seconds left, but with New Mexico State forced to foul, the Pioneers protected the lead by going 6 for 6 from the free-throw line down the stretch.

Denver is two games in front of third-place New Mexico State in the WAC standings, with two conference games to play. The schools split their two meetings this season.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
New Mexico State (19-10)283260
Denver (19-8) «273966

Related Video

September 30, 2016
Jalen Rose and Fab Five feel disrespected (1:42)
September 30, 2016
State of College Basketball Recruiting: AAC
(2:11)
September 29, 2016
The Curious Case of Cullen Neal
(2:53)
September 27, 2016
CBS Sports Preseason Top 25 (and one)
(1:54)
 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

New Mexico State Aggies
B. Sy, F397-114-4111121
T. Watson, F384-92-225210
S. Bhullar, C336-75-922217
D. Mullings, G351-56-65128
T. de Rouen, G260-30-05350
K. Ross-Miller141-30-01042
R. Dixon71-10-01042
K. Aronis50-20-00000
R. Barry30-00-01000
Totals 20-4117-2134122060
 48.8%81% 
Denver Pioneers
R. O'Neale, F343-106-1055414
C. Udofia, F344-82-525413
B. Olson, G404-84-432113
C. Hallam, G354-81-244311
J. Love, G283-73-50129
C. Griffin211-32-24044
M. Byrd61-20-00002
B. Foeman20-00-00000
Totals 20-4618-2822171866
 43.5%64.3% 
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.13-123-11111
Grand Canyon11-327-792
Cal-Baker.11-324-9117
Seattle7-715-17287
Utah Valley6-812-18272
UMKC4-1012-19286
UT-Rio Grande Valley4-108-22337
Chicago St.0-144-28348

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S. Dak. St.12-426-828
IPFW12-424-1071
Neb.-Omaha10-618-14143
IUPUI9-713-19188
No. Dak. St.8-820-13125
Denver7-916-15193
Oral Roberts6-1014-17151
South Dakota5-1114-18197
Western Ill.3-1310-17262
 
Other games
BAMA 52 Final
FLA 64
LOU 58 Final
SYR 53
BUTL 52 Final
VCU 84
MEMP 76 Final
UCF 67
WVU 65 Final
KAN 91
ND 64 Final
MU 72
STL 66 Final
GW 58
TEXAS 65 Final
OKST 78
WYO 42 Final
NMEX 53
PORT 52 Final
GONZ 81
MIAMI 76 Final
DUKE 79
KSU 64 Final
BAYL 61
IOWA 60 Final
IND 73
SJST 61 Final
LT 88
RUT 51 Final
GTOWN 64
ARIZ 69 Final
UCLA 74