Troy vs Denver

Denver 79, Troy 62


DENVER (AP) - Brian Stafford scored 26 points and Denver matched its best start in school history with a 79-62 victory over Troy in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.

Stafford made five 3-pointers and the Pioneers (11-2) were 11 for 32 from beyond the arc. Chris Udofia added 17 points and Royce O'Neale had 14 for Denver, which has won five straight and is 8-1 at home this season.

The Pioneers were also 11-2 to start the 1942-43 season.

Will Weathers and R.J. Scott scored 13 points each and Justin Wright had 11 for Troy (5-7), which has lost four of five and is 1-6 on the road.

The Trojans, the nation's second-best 3-point shooting team with 10.6 makes a game, were 7 of 21 from beyond the arc.

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Troy Trojans
T. Owens, F212-33-45137
E. Jones, G362-52-25227
W. Weathers, G305-143-544213
J. Wright, G244-70-041311
A. Jones, G200-80-02020
R. Scott305-80-112313
S. Cunningham203-61-24027
R. Chambers111-40-04012
D. Clark81-40-01012
Totals 23-599-1432101962
Denver Pioneers
C. Udofia, F338-131-2102317
R. Lewis, F120-30-02230
B. Stafford, G348-135-653226
C. Hallam, G322-53-46538
B. Olson, G311-50-14223
R. O'Neale294-75-553014
T. Hallam212-30-01406
J. Coughlin72-50-01115
A. Pickert10-00-00000
Totals 27-5414-1837221479
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
South Dakota12-422-12116
No. Dak. St.11-519-11111
S. Dak. St.8-818-17155
Western Ill.5-118-20325
Oral Roberts4-128-22292
Other games
HARV 67 Final
BC 46
ELON 62 Final
NC 100
Florida 83 Final
RUT 85
PSU 53 Final
Michigan 71
HOW 34 Final
Kansas 89
VANDY 74 Final
MU 57