Denver 61, South Alabama 50

Brian Stafford and Rob Lewis scored 14 points apiece Sunday

night to lead Denver past South Alabama 61-50 in the Sun Belt

tournament quarterfinals.

Royce O’Neale had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Pioneers

(22-8), who as the No. 3 seed are the top remaining team in the Sun

Belt tournament. Denver will play seventh seed Western Kentucky,

which beat No. 2 seed UALR, in Monday’s semifinals. Top seed Middle

Tennessee lost earlier Sunday.

Augustine Rubit scored 21 points to lead South Alabama (17-11),

the No. 6 seed, in the game at Convention Center Court. Mychal

Ammons had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Jaguars.