|(above) Chase Hallem & Chris Udofa converge with a Texas A & M-Corpus Christi player on Monday night|
University of Denver senior guard Brian Stafford scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Pioneers to a 65-58 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at American Bank Center on Monday night. Sophomore forward Chris Udofia added 12 points and six blocked shots, the second-straight game he set a career high in blocks.
The Pioneers' Travis Hallam banked in a halfcourt heave at the halftime buzzer to give Denver a two point lead at the intermission.
“We more than found a way to win. I told our team that we’re a better team than we showed in the first half,” head coach Joe Scott said. “Games are 40 minutes, so we were able to change some things at halftime. I thought our defense was outstanding in the second half, and we played unbelievably well to give us a 14-point lead.”
The undefeated Pioneers (2-0) return home to take on Southern Mississippi at Magness Arena on Thursday at 7 PM MT.