Men's Basketball


Men's Basketball Set to Clash with South Dakota State

Jan. 12, 2018


(7-10, 2-2 SL)



(15-5, 3-0 SL)

Saturday, January 13, 2018 | 1 p.m. MT
Frost Arena (Brookings, S.D.)

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About Denver
• The Pioneers are averaging 71.2 points per game in 2017-18.
• Denver is shooting 47.0 percent from the field.
• The Pioneers are limiting their foes to 41.8 percent shooting this year, fourth lowest in the Summit League.
• DU has stopped teams from being effective from deep against them, holding opponents to just 31.5 percent shooting from 3 this year, third in the Summit League.
• Denver knocks down 6.8 3s a game this season.
• The Pioneers are connecting from beyond the arc at a 39.8 percent clip, good for second in the Summit League and 29th in the country.
• DU is outrebounding its opponents by 7.4 a game, first in the Summit League and 26th in the NCAA.
• Denver is handing out 14.6 assists per game in 2017-18, fourth in the Summit League.
Daniel Amigo leads the team in scoring, putting up 15.9 points a night for DU, that also ranks sixth in the Summit League.
Joe Rosga is right behind Amigo in scoring, putting up 15.2 points a game, eighth in the Summit League.
• Amigo also is averaging a team-high 7.1 rebounds on the season, seventh in the Summit League.
• Amigo ranks second in the Summit League in field-goal percentage at 56.3 percent.
• Amigo has been solid so far this year, racking up five double-doubles, tied for third in the Summit League.
• Rosga ranks ninth in the Summit League in 3s made per game, knocking down 2.1 a contest.
• Rosga has been automatic from the foul line this year, making 91.5 percent of his free throws, the highest percentage in the Summit League and 10th in all of Division I.
Jake Pemberton has been dialed in from deep all year, ranking second in the Summit League in 3-point percentage at a 50 percent clip (32-for-64).

About South Dakota State
• The Jackrabbits are currently 15-5 on the season and 3-0 in Summit League play.
• South Dakota State is averaging 86.2 points per contest in 2017-18, first in the Summit League and 15th in the NCAA.
• SDSU gives up 75.5 points a night, which ranks sixth in the Summit League.
• The Jackrabbits are knocking down 48.3 percent of their shots this season, second in the Summit League.
• South Dakota State has been terrific at the foul line, knocking down 76.2 percent of their free throws, tops in the Summit League and 27th in the country.
• The Jackrabbits are averaging 14.5 assists per game, fifth in the Summit League.
• SDSU is making 10.9 3s a game in 2017-18, most in the Summit League and 13th in the NCAA.
• Mike Daum is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 23.0 points per game, first in the Summit League and 10th in the NCAA.
• Daum has been a load on the glass, ranking second in the Summit League in rebounding with an 8.8 average.
• Daum also gets to the line, ranking 16th in the NCAA in free throws made (103) and 22nd in attempts (123).

First Time for Everything
• The Pioneers made history on Jan. 11 with a 67-61 win at North Dakota State.
• It was the first time that DU has ever won a game in Fargo.
• Denver had balanced scoring in the victory, with four players scoring in double figures in the win.

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