Harrell scores 24 to help Denver beat Montana State 76-64
Harrell hit two 3-pointers and Murkey added another as the Pioneers jumped to a 10-0 lead and never trailed. Alperen Kurnaz, Harrell and Murkey each made a 3 in a 13-0 run that made it 28-7 with seven minutes left in the first half as Montana State went scoreless for nearly 6 ½ minutes. The Bobcats (3-6) committed three turnovers and went 0 for 7 from the field during that span.
The Pioneers opened a 27-point lead early in the second half.
Harald Frey led MSU with 18 points and Tyler Hall scored 14, but that duo combined for 8-of-25 shooting from the field.
Denver shot 50 percent overall, including 16 of 26 (61.5 percent) in the first half. The Pioneers made a season-high 15 3s on 29 attempts.