Pioneers close out homestand against Spartans
Tip set for 1 p.m. MT on Saturday on Altitude TV
Dec. 8, 2017
The Pioneers are averaging 69.9 points per game in 2017-18.
Denver is shooting 44.2 percent from the field.
The Pioneers are limiting their foes to 39.2 percent shooting this year, second lowest in the Summit League and 44th in the NCAA.
DU has stopped teams from being effective from deep against them, holding opponents to just 29.3 percent shooting from 3 this year, first in the Summit League, 45th in the NCAA.
Denver knocks down 7.2 3s a game this season.
The Pioneers are connecting from beyond the arc at a 38.5 percent clip, good for second in the Summit League.
DU is outrebounding its opponents by 7.6 a game, first in the Summit League and 38th in the NCAA.
Denver is handing out 13.7 assists per game in 2017-18.
Joe Rosga leads the team in scoring, putting up 17.0 points a night for DU, that also ranks fifth in the Summit League.
Daniel Amigo is right behind Rosga in scoring, putting up 16.3 points a game, sixth in the Summit League.
Amigo also is averaging a team-high 8.1 rebounds on the season, second in the Summit League.
Amigo ranks third in the Summit League in field-goal percentage at 53.1 percent.
Amigo has been dominant so far this year, racking up five double-doubles, the most in the Summit League and 10th most in the NCAA.
Rosga ranks fifth in the Summit League in 3s made per game, knocking down 2.6 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 34th in all of Division I.
About USC Upstate
The Spartans are currently 3-8 on the season.
USC Upstate is averaging 72.6 points per contest in 2017-18, sixth in the Atlantic Sun.
USCU gives up 80.2 points a night, good for seventh lowest in the Atlantic Sun.
The Spartans are knocking down 42.4 percent of their shots this season, which ranks sixth in the Atlantic Sun.
USC Upstate has struggled at holding teams to tough shots, as foes are shooting 48.2 percent against them this year.
USCU is averaging 14.1 assists per game.
The Spartans are making 10.9 3s a game in 2017-18, second in the Atlantic Sun and 14th in the country.
Malik Moore is the team's leading scorer, putting up 14.5 points a night.
Ramel Thompkins is the team's leading rebounder, pulling down 6.1 a night.
The Long Ranger
DU has at least one 3-pointer in 354 straight games, dating back to Feb. 2, 2006.
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