(above) DU guard Nate Rohnert led DU into first place in the Sunbelt Conference with 23 points against Western Kentucky
From: Denver Post
by Mike Chambers
En route to what could have been the University of Denver's most important men's basketball victory in the past 10 years, the Pioneers never trailed Sunday in their 72-67 victory against perennial Sun Belt Conference power Western Kentucky.
It's no secret DU is exploring opportunities in closer-to-home conferences, but becoming one of the Sun Belt's top teams is a key step in finding a new league. And beating the Hilltoppers, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament the past two years, could serve as a large bargaining chip.
"At no point in time did we play as though Western Kentucky was a better basketball team than us," third-year DU coach Joe Scott said.
The Pioneers (12-5, 5-1 Sun Belt) won their 11th consecutive DU Basketball home game by shooting 67 percent from the field (30-of-45) and getting excellent performances from two of their three upperclassmen.
DU senior Nate Rohnert (23 points) and junior Rob Lewis (15) combined to make 16-of-23 shots at Magness Arena before a season-high crowd of 3,310 [read rest of article].