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Pioneers to Celebrate 2012-13 Season at Menís Basketball Banquet
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 04/10/2013
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DENVER - The University of Denver Men's Basketball will host its annual end of the year banquet on Thursday, April 25, head coach Joe Scott announced today. The event will be held in the Gottesfeld Room on the fourth floor of the Daniel L. Ritchie Center.

The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. MT, followed by a program to celebrate the Pioneers' 2012-13 season, including awards presentations.

To register, please visit http://alumni.du.edu/MBBawards2013 by Friday, April 19th.  Please direct questions to Jeanie O’Kane at jeanie.okane@du.edu or 303-871-3319.  The cost is $40 per person, and dress is business casual.

The Pioneers finished the 2012-13 season 22-10 overall and captured a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship with a 16-2 record. Denver earned a No. 3 seed in the National Invitation Tournament, winning the team’s first-ever NCAA Division I postseason victory in the first round against Ohio.

Junior Chris Udofia (Irving, Texas) was voted All-WAC First Team, WAC All-Defensive Team and NABC All-District 6 First Team. Senior Chase Hallam (Mesquite, Texas) joined Udofia on the WAC All-Defensive Team, while also claiming a spot on the All-WAC Second Team. Sophomores Brett Olson (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Royce O’Neale (Killeen, Texas) both were selected to the All-WAC Third Team.

As a team, the Pioneers ended the year ranked 65th in the RPI, 44th in the Pomeroy Ranking, 55th on ESPN’s Basketball Power Index and 63th in the Sagarin Rating. All were the best finish in the Denver’s history.

Denver ranked fifth in the NCAA in assist/turnover ratio (1.45), sixth in scoring defense (55.9), eighth in turnover margin (4.6), 10th in both field-goal percentage (48.0) and assists per game (16.1), 15th in steals per game (9.0), 25th in turnovers per game (11.2) and 30th in three-pointers per game (7.9).

Fans who are interested in men's basketball season tickets for the 2013-14 Denver Pioneers season, please call the Pioneer Basketball Ticket Hotline at (303) 871-HOOP.

Individual game tickets will go on sale in October with prices starting at $9 for adults. DU students get into the game free with their Pioneer Card.

—  www.DenverPioneers.com  —


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