Denver rebounds from 9 point hole, beats IUPUI (Jan 21, 2017)

BY AP • January 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Daniel Amigo scored 18 points and Denver came back from a nine-point deficit early in the second half to beat IUPUI 78-74 on Saturday.

IUPUI led 43-38 at halftime and scored seven of the first 10 after the break for a 50-41 lead. The Pioneers responded quickly with a 13-4 run to tie it at 54 apiece with 14:33 left.

The game went back-and-forth the rest of the way. An Amigo jumper gave Denver (12-8, 4-3 Summit League) a 70-69 lead with 3:26 left, then five straight points by C.J. Bobbitt extended the Pioneers advantage to six with 1:22 to go. The Jaguars (9-12, 3-4) got back to 75-73, but couldn't get closer.

Joe Rosga had 16 points and Bobbitt had 13 for Denver, which shot 53.6 percent and won the rebounding battle 36-24.

Ron Patterson led IUPUI with 13 points.

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