Iupui 18 27 45
Denver 30 36 66
Date of game: 1/18/2014

Recap: Denver vs. IUPUI

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Udofia scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting as the Denver Pioneers easily defeated the IUPU-Indianapolis Jaguars, 66-45, in Summit League action at Magness Arena.

Udofia contributed eight rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots for Denver (8-10, 1-2 Summit). Brett Olson chipped in 15 points, four rebounds and four assists, and Cam Griffin notched 10 points in the victory. The win breaks up a three-game Pioneers losing streak.

Mitch Patton scored a game-high 19 points for IUPUI (5-16, 0-4). Marcellus Barksdale narrowly missed out on a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds. The Jaguars have now lost four consecutive games.

Denver opened up a strong first half, shooting 50 percent from the floor, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range, and took a 30-18 lead into the locker room. IUPUI hit just eight field goals in the first frame, shooting 32 percent as a team.

The Pioneers coasted through the second half on 46.2 percent shooting, while the Jaguars hit 42.1 percent from the field.

IUPUI hit just one 3-pointer, going 1-of-9 from distance to Denver's 9-of-19. The Pioneers won the points off turnovers battle, 18-6, and had the edge in bench points, 18-4.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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