Denver 82, Nebraska-Omaha 47

Royce O’Neale scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and Denver

shot over 60 percent from the field to rout Nebraska-Omaha 82-47 on

Saturday night.

Denver (3-5) hit 14 3-pointers, had 20 assists as a team and

forced the Mavericks to turn the ball over 17 times.

Sparked by Brett Olson’s 3-pointer with 15:06 remaining in the

first half to make it 10-10, the Pioneers pulled away from

Nebraska-Omaha, scoring 22 unanswered points from that point on to

capture a 32-10 lead capped by Chris Udofia’s 3-pointer at the 6:05

mark. Denver led 45-15 at the half.

Denver had five other players in double figures scoring. Chase

Hallam scored 12 points, Nate Engesser, Olson and Udofia each had

11 points and Cam Griffin had 10. Udofia added eight assists and

three blocked shots to his point total.

Alex Welhouse scored 12 points and had six rebounds for

Nebraska-Omaha (2-10).