Men's Basketball


Denver opens Summit League at South Dakota

Dec. 29, 2017




South Dakota


Saturday, December 30, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. MT
Sanford Coyote Sports Center (Vermillion, S.D.)

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About Denver
• The Pioneers are averaging 72.1 points per game in 2017-18.
• Denver is shooting 47.1 percent from the field, tied for third in the Summit League.
• The Pioneers are limiting their foes to 40.9 percent shooting this year, second lowest in the Summit League.
• DU has stopped teams from being effective from deep against them, holding opponents to just 32.5 percent shooting from 3 this year, third in the Summit League.
• Denver knocks down 6.9 3s a game this season.
• The Pioneers are connecting from beyond the arc at a 41.1 percent clip, good for second in the Summit League and 17th in the country.
• DU is outrebounding its opponents by 8.2 a game, first in the Summit League and 26th in the NCAA.
• Denver is handing out 14.9 assists per game in 2017-18, second in the Summit League.
Daniel Amigo leads the team in scoring, putting up 16.2 points a night for DU, that also ranks fifth in the Summit League.
Joe Rosga is right behind Amigo in scoring, putting up 15.3 points a game.
• Amigo also is averaging a team-high 7.2 rebounds on the season, fifth in the Summit League.
• Amigo ranks second in the Summit League in field-goal percentage at 57.1 percent.
• Amigo has been dominant so far this year, racking up five double-doubles, second in the Summit League and 38th most in the NCAA.
• Rosga ranks sixth in the Summit League in 3s made per game, knocking down 2.4 a contest.
• Rosga has been automatic from the foul line this year, making 91.7 percent of his free throws, the highest percentage in the Summit League and 20th in all of Division I.

About South Dakota
• The Coyotes are currently 12-4 on the season.
• South Dakota is averaging 82.3 points per contest in 2017-18, third in the Summit League.
• USD gives up 67.1 points a night, which ranks number one in the Summit League.
• The Coyotes are knocking down 49.0 percent of their shots this season, second in the Summit League and 40th in the NCAA.
• South Dakota has been good at holding teams to tough shots, as foes are shooting 40.1 percent against them this year, first in the Summit League.
• The Coyotes are averaging 14.6 assists per game.
• USD is making 7.1 3s a game in 2017-18.
• Matt Mooney is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 17.1 points per game, fourth in the Summit League.
• Mooney has knocked down 35 3s on the season at a 38.9 percent clip.
• Tyler Hagedorn is second on the team in scoring with a 14.2 average.

The Long Ranger
• DU has at least one 3-pointer in 359 straight games, dating back to Feb. 2, 2006.

We Get Buckets
• The Crimson and Gold rewrote their scoring record book for Division I in a victory against Colorado Mesa on Dec. 28.
• Denver scored 106 points in the win in Hamilton Gymnasium.
• The 106 points were the most by the Pioneers as a Division I team.
• The 46-point margin of victory was the most by the team since a 35-point win against Omaha back on Dec. 15, 2012.

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