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RECAP: Denver Deals South Alabama Third Straight Loss with 64-51 Come-From-Behind Win

Joe Rosga scored 25 points, and Denver eased a four-point deficit at halftime for the 64-51 win over South Alabama on Tuesday. (Source: Denver Men's Basketball)
Joe Rosga scored 25 points, and Denver eased a four-point deficit at halftime for the 64-51 win over South Alabama on Tuesday. (Source: Denver Men’s Basketball)

After a 5-0 start to the year, the South Alabama Jaguars have fallen back down to Earth a bit.

Entering play on Tuesday night against the Denver Pioneers, the Jaguars were riding a mini two-game losing streak, and had lost three of their previous four games.

As for Denver, the Pioneers came into Tuesday night with a 2-2 record on their current five-game road swing, and a 4-5 record overall. They were looking to return home with a .500 record, and a win over the Jaguars would be another notable win for the Pioneers, who knocked off the Air Force Falcons in their last outing.

South Alabama took a lead late in the first half, thanks to a three point play from Georgi Boyanov, and the Jaguars took a 26-22 advantage into the locker room.

In the second half, however, it was all about Denver.

The Pioneers erased their four-point deficit, and continued to build on their own lead as the half wore on. In the end, the Pioneers scored the 64-51 come-from-behind win over South Alabama, ending their road trip with a 3-2 record. Continue reading RECAP: Denver Deals South Alabama Third Straight Loss with 64-51 Come-From-Behind Win

RECAP: Amigo’s Career Night Leads Denver to Road Win over Air Force

Junior forward Daniel Amigo scored a career-high 33 points in Denver's 77-65 win over Air Force on Saturday afternoon. (Source: Denver Men's Basketball)
Junior forward Daniel Amigo scored a career-high 33 points in Denver’s 77-65 win over Air Force on Saturday afternoon. (Source: Denver Men’s Basketball)

Entering Saturday afternoon’s game with the Denver Pioneers, the Air Force Falcons had been extremely tough to knock off on their home floor over the first month of the 2016-17 season.

The Falcons were a perfect 6-0 inside Clune Arena, with wins over the likes of the Jacksonville Dolphins, the Florida A&M Rattlers, and most recently, the Missouri State Bears in the MW/MVC Challenge.

On Saturday, the Pioneers were looking to put an end to the Falcons’ winning streak, while also looking for their third road win of the season.

They would achieve both of those things, thanks in large part to a big performance from the big man in the middle.

Junior forward Daniel Amigo scored a career-high 33 points, 27 of which came in the second half, and Denver put an end to Air Force’s home winning streak, 77-65. Continue reading RECAP: Amigo’s Career Night Leads Denver to Road Win over Air Force

RECAP: Rosga’s Jumper With 12 Seconds Left Sends Denver to 57-55 Road Win over Weber State

Joe Rosga hit a jumper with 12 seconds left on the clock, giving Denver the 57-55 win over Weber State on Saturday night. (Source: Denver Pioneers Athletics) (Header Photo: Denver Pioneers Athletics)
Joe Rosga hit a jumper with 12 seconds left on the clock, giving Denver the 57-55 win over Weber State on Saturday night. (Source: Denver Pioneers Athletics) (Header Photo: Denver Pioneers Athletics)

One thing that the Denver Pioneers have been lacking early in the 2016-17 season is consistency.

They have looked impressive in their two wins over the San Jose State Spartans and the Sacramento State Hornets, but they were unable to build off those wins and string together consecutive victories. In fairness, all four of their losses have been by 12 points or less.

Denver has been competitive, but have come out on the losing end more times than not.

On Saturday, the Pioneers had an opportunity to notch a big road win, as they took on the Weber State Wildcats. Led by Jeremy Senglin, the Wildcats have also struggled out of the gate, and both teams entered Saturday’s tilt with matching 2-4 records.

To open the first half, Weber State went on a 14-4 run over the first seven-plus minutes, and it looked as though they would be in firm control as the game progressed. Denver fought their way back, and it was a back-and-forth affair that came right down to the wire.

With 12 seconds showing on the clock, and the game tied at 55-all, Denver sophomore Joe Rosga rose to the occasion. He hit a jumper to give the Pioneers a two-point lead, 57-55. The Wildcats had one last chance to tie or win the game, but Senglin’s three point attempt was off the mark.

Denver came away with the hard-fought win over Weber State on the road, 57-55. Continue reading RECAP: Rosga’s Jumper With 12 Seconds Left Sends Denver to 57-55 Road Win over Weber State

RECAP: Denver Pioneers Pull Away Down the Stretch in 72-61 Win over Sacramento State

Daniel Amigo recorded hs third double-double of the season on Sunday, scoring 17 points and adding 10 rebounds in Denver's 72-61 win over Sacramento State. (Source: Ron Chenoy - USA Today Sports)
Daniel Amigo recorded his third double-double of the season on Sunday, scoring 17 points and adding 10 rebounds in Denver’s 72-61 win over Sacramento State. (Source: Ron Chenoy – USA Today Sports)

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, the Eastern Washington Eagles played host to the EWU Classic. Joining the Eagles in Cheney, WA were the Denver PioneersSacramento State Hornets, and the San Francisco Dons.

Saturday’s action saw the Eagles take down the Pioneers, 85-80, and the Dons push their record to a perfect 4-0 on the year with a 77-59 win over the Hornets,

On Sunday, the Eagles and Dons square off in the night cap of the event, while the Pioneers and Hornets did battle as both teams looked to head home with a 1-1 record in the event.

The first half was all about the Hornets, as they opened up a 16-point lead with under six minutes to play in the opening half. Denver cut the lead down to six at halftime, and the momentum was squarely on their side.

Thanks to timely free throw shooting down the stretch, the Pioneers were able to overcome their slow start, and hold off Sacramento State down the stretch.

Denver fought their way back, and ended the EWU Classic with a 72-61 win over Sacramento State. Continue reading RECAP: Denver Pioneers Pull Away Down the Stretch in 72-61 Win over Sacramento State

RECAP: Utah Valley Overcomes 21-Point Deficit at Halftime for 88-85 Win over Denver

Zach Nelson scored 18 points, and was one of three Wolverines to score in double-figures, and Utah Valley came back from a 19-point deficit to knock off Denver, 88-85.
Zach Nelson scored 18 points, and was one of three Wolverines to score in double-figures, and Utah Valley came back from a 21-point deficit to knock off Denver, 88-85.

On Wednesday night, it was a tale of two halves in Denver, CO for both the Utah Valley Wolverines and the Denver Pioneers.

The first half was all about the Pioneers, as they were able to take a 21-point lead into halftime, at 54-33. In the second half, it was all about the comeback for the Wolverines.

Utah Valley began chipping away from start of the second half, and took a lead of their own with just 3:58 left in the game.

After a missed three pointer from Brandon Randolph that would have all but sealed the game for the Wolverines, Isaac Neilson grabbed the offensive rebound, forcing Denver to foul. Jordan Poydras hit both free throws, putting the Wolverines up by four with nine seconds on the clock.

Three players scored in double-figures for Utah Valley, and the Wolverines clawed their way back from a 21-point deficit at halftime to knock off the Pioneers, 88-85. Continue reading RECAP: Utah Valley Overcomes 21-Point Deficit at Halftime for 88-85 Win over Denver

RECAP: Denver Pioneers Hold Off San Jose State Spartans for First Win of Season, 74-69

Joe Rosga (2) scored a game-high 15 points, and Denver had three players score in double-figures as they edged San Jose State for their first win of the 2016-17 season, 74-69. (Source: Western Courier)
Joe Rosga (2) scored a game-high 15 points, and Denver had three players score in double-figures as they edged San Jose State for their first win of the 2016-17 season, 74-69. (Source: Western Courier)

Over the first two games of the 2016-17 season, sophomore guard Joe Rosga has proven why he is one of the top players in the Summit League, and has shown everyone why we picked him as a First Team All-Summit League member before the season kicked off.

In the season opener for the Denver Pioneers, Rosga put up 30 points in their 92-84 loss to the Jacksonville Dolphins.

On Thursday, he was looking to follow that up with another big performance as the Pioneers searched for their first win of the 2016-17 season. They went on the road to take on the San Jose State Spartans, who split their first two games, but entered Thursday night’s tilt coming off a loss to the Portland Pilots.

It was a quieter night on the scoreboard for Rosga, as he recorded 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the floor. But, it was a well-balanced attack for Denver as a whole.

Three players scored in double-figures, including Rosga, and Thomas Neff hit a pair of free throws late in the game to seal the deal for the Pioneers.

The Denver Pioneers came away with their first win of the season, a 74-69 decision on the road over the San Jose State Spartans. Continue reading RECAP: Denver Pioneers Hold Off San Jose State Spartans for First Win of Season, 74-69