Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 31)

Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 31)

Denver 83, St. Francis (Pa.) 61
DENVER (AP) - Chris Udofia, with 20 points, 7 assists, five rebounds and three blocked shots, led Denver to an 83-61 win over Saint Francis Tuesday.

Trailing 7-5, Denver used a 24-6 run which was capped by Jalen Love's tip-in off of a missed Marcus Byrd 3-pointer with 4:14 remaining in the first half to take control of the game.

The Pioneers (7-7), who took a 36-16 advantage into the break, finished the game 31 of 51 (60.8 percent) from the floor, 9 of 18 from behind the 3-point line and 12 of 12 from the free-throw line. They recorded assists on 24 of their 31 baskets and committed just eight turnovers.

Brett Olson made all four of his 3-point shots and finished with 18 points and five assists for Denver. Nate Engesser added 10 points.

Earl Brown paced St. Francis (2-10) with 20 points and 11 rebounds.