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No. 5 Denver opens Summit League Tournament with No. 4 South Dakota State

March 4, 2017

Game 30: No. 4 South Dakota State (15-16, 8-8) vs. No. 5 Denver (16-13, 8-8)
 Date &  Time  Sun., Mar. 5 at 5 p.m. MT
 Location  Denny Sanford PREMIER Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
 TV  MidcoSN, ESPN 3
 Web  ESPN 3
 Radio  ESPN 1600 AM (Raj Sharan with the call)
 Live Stats  Gametracker
 Tournament Website  Summit League Tournament Website
 Game Info  Denver Game Notes (.pdf) | Summit League
 Facebook  /DenverPioneers   |   /DenverMensBasketball
 Twitter  @DU_Pioneers   |   @DU_MHoops   |    #DU1NATION 

About Denver
• The Pioneers are averaging 75.9 points per game on the 2016-17 season, sixth in the Summit League.
• Denver is allowing 74.3 points per game, third lowest in the Summit League.
• DU is knocking down 7.5 3s a game, seventh highest in the Summit League.
• Denver has shot it well this year, ranking second in the Summit League with a 48.3 field-goal percentage, 24th in all of Division I.
• The Pioneers are averaging 13.5 turnovers per game on the season, seventh in the Summit League.
• DU is outrebounding its opponents by 4.5 a game, second in the Summit League.
• Denver is limiting its foes to 44.4 percent shooting on the season, which ranks fifth in the Summit League.
• The Pioneers’ 40.2 percent from beyond the arc ranks second in the Summit League and 15th in the NCAA.
• DU’s 15.3 assists per game is second highest in the Summit League.
Joe Rosga has shown he can connect from beyond the arc, knocking down 2.5 3-pointers a game, sixth in the Summit League.
• Junior Daniel Amigo leads the squad in rebounding with a 7.2 average, tied for fifth in the Summit League.
• Amigo is also second in the Summit League in field-goal percentage at 54.7 percent.
• Amigo’s eight double-doubles this year are tied for second in the Summit League.
Jake Pemberton’s 4.4 assists per game average is good for third in the Summit League.

About South Dakota State
• The Jackrabbits are 15-16 this season and winners of their last three contests.
• SDSU is averaging 77.5 points per contest in 2016-17, fifth in the Summit League.
• South Dakota State gives up 77.7 points a night, fifth in the Summit League.
• The Jackrabbits are knocking down 45.9 percent of their shots this season, which ranks fourth in the Summit League.
• SDSU has struggled at keeping its foes from shooting well, holding the opposition to 45.2 percent shooting on the year, sixth in the Summit League.
• South Dakota State is averaging 13.6 assists per game, good for sixth in the Summit League.
• SDSU is known for getting to the line, ranking third in the Summit League in free-throw attempts with 701.
• Mike Daum is the team’s leading scorer, putting up 24.9 points a night, first in the Summit League and second in the NCAA.
• Daum is also the team’s leading rebounder, pulling down 8.1 boards a night, third in the Summit League.
• Daum also leads the country in free throws made (225).

All-League Honors
• Both Rosga and Amigo received all-league recognition for their great play this season.
• Amigo was named All-Summit League second team, the first for his collegiate career.
• Rosga, for a second straight year, got honorable-mention honors from the league.

The Long Ranger
• DU has at least one 3-pointer in 344 straight games, dating back to Feb. 2, 2006.
 

 

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