SEATTLE, Wash. - University of Denver senior guard Chase Hallam (Mesquite, Texas) scored a game-high 17 points, including a career-high five three-pointers, leading the Pioneers to a 64-51 victory over Seattle on Saturday afternoon.
Junior forward Chris Udofia (Irving, Texas) added 15 points, six assists and three blocks, while sophomore Royce O'Neale (Killeen, Texas) added nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Jalen Love (Wichita, Kan.) set a new career-high with 11 points.
"Our guys were ready to play and jumped out to an early lead," head coach Joe Scott said. "We knew Seattle was going to come out in the second half and play a physical game to try to make a run. Our guys met the challenge, and our defense in the second half was terrific. We got contributions from a lot of guys."
Denver(9-7, 5-1 WAC) hit 12 three-pointers, including nine in the first half, jumping to a 19-point lead just 10:23 into the game, and led 43-29 at halftime. Seattle (5-10, 0-5 WAC) made a second-half run but could not get closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
DU shot 22-for-48 (45.8 percent) from the field and 12-for-27 (44.4 percent) from three-point range, while the Redhawks went 21-for-45 (46.7 percent) from the floor and 0-for-9 from beyond the arc.
The Pioneers return to Magness Arena to host San Jose State on Thursday at 7 p.m. MT and Utah State on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. MT, which will air live on ROOT Sports.
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