Portland State vs Denver

Denver 69, Portland St. 61

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DENVER (AP) - Brian Stafford scored a career-high 32 points, including four free throws with under a minute to play, and Denver held off Portland State 69-61 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Chris Udofia added 15 points and four blocked shots for Denver. Nate Lozeau had 19 points to lead Portland State. Chehales Tapscott added 18 points and 12 rebounds and Charles Odum had 13 points.

Denver stretched its lead to 49-37 with an 11-2 burst capped by Chase Hallam's running bank shot with 9:54 remaining.

Portland State fought back to within 53-46 after Lozeau hit a layup and Odum made a couple of free throws with 5:47 remaining but Stafford hit a jumper from the top of the key to make it 59-48 with 3:11 remaining.

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Portland State (0-1)313061
Denver (1-0) «343569

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Portland State Vikings
C. Tapscott, F376-146-9122318
N. Lozeau, C318-123-570219
L. McMullan, G360-82-22122
M. Harthun, G350-81-26331
C. Odum, G324-114-433513
M. Harvey202-40-02014
B. Cataldo61-20-03012
K. Ephrem31-10-00012
J. Smith00-00-00000
Totals 22-6016-224291861
 36.7%72.7% 
Denver Pioneers
C. Udofia, F237-101-262415
R. Lewis, F181-42-23344
B. Stafford, G379-158-920332
C. Hallam, G353-100-07147
B. Olson, G250-20-01220
R. O'Neale242-32-24416
T. Hallam200-10-00110
B. Foeman102-30-01005
J. Coughlin80-20-00300
Totals 24-5013-1526161969
 48%86.7% 
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Portland St.0-08-263
N. Colo.0-07-3134
Idaho0-06-3148
Montana0-05-4214
So. Utah0-05-4119
Montana St.0-06-591
North Dakota0-04-5247
Weber St.0-04-5220
Idaho St.0-03-5336
E. Wash.0-03-7187
N. Arizona0-02-8272
Sac. State0-02-8278

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ill.0-07-2162
South Dakota0-09-392
S. Dak. St.0-08-464
IPFW0-06-5206
Denver0-05-5290
No. Dak. St.0-04-570
Oral Roberts0-03-9283
Neb.-Omaha0-01-10276
 
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