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Scott Named Finalist for Coach of the Year
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 03/09/2012
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BOSTON - University of Denver men's basketball head coach Joe Scott is one of 21 finalists for the 2012 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award, which is given annually to the nation's top mid-major coach.

The Pioneers won a team-record 22 Division I games, making them one of just 61 teams in the nation to win at least 22 contests. Denver went 4-3 against the RPI Top 100 teams, including a stellar 2-1 against teams ranked in the RPI Top 25 with victories over Southern Mississippi and Saint Mary's. DU is one of the top shooting teams in the nation, ranking 10th in both field goal (.489) and free throw (.763) percentage, and 12th in three-point field goal percentage (.398).

In 2005 the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Coach of the Year award was renamed in honor of Hugh Durham, the coaching legend who had retired at the end of the 2004-05 season. Durham is one of just 12 coaches to have led two different programs to the NCAA Final Four (Florida State in 1972 and Georgia in 1983). He is the only coach among that group to have led both schools to their lone Final Four appearance.

The winner will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on March 30 in New Orleans, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

2012 HUGH DURHAM AWARD FINALISTS 

Tommy Amaker

Harvard

Rod Barnes

Cal State Bakersfield

Randy Bennett

Saint Mary's

Horace Broadnax

Savannah State

Tim Clues

Iona

John Cooper

Tennessee State

Scott Cross

UT-Arlington

Kermit Davis

Middle Tennessee

Bryce Drew

Valparaiso

Bruiser Flint

Drexel

Gregg Marshall

Wichita State

Steve Masiello

Manhattan

Greg McDermott

Creighton

Dan Monson

Long Beach State

Scott Nagy

South Dakota State

Eddie Payne

USC Upstate

Steve Prohm

Murray State

Joe Scott

Denver

Shaka Smart

VCU

Scott Sutton

Oral Roberts

Sean Woods

Mississippi Valley State

Fans interested in reserving 2012-13 Denver Pioneers season tickets are encouraged to submit a ticket information request on DenverPioneers.com


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