DU hoops 7-3 start is unexpected and a primary reason for their success has been their ability to limit scoring, especially from opponents' big scorer(s). The list below shows the top scorer(s) for each team by this season-average versus their actual scoring totals against Denver. Of the 14 players listed, only one, Lipscomb's J.C. Hampton, scored above his average.
Team Player Season AVG. vs. DU
Milwaukee Akeem Springs 13.0 8
Matt Tiby 14.4 12
Santa Clara Jared Brownledge 18.0 7
Lipscomb J.C. Hampton 14.4 *21
Utah Valley Kenner Frey 16.5 15
Idaho State Ethan Telfair 14.0 12
Ali Faruq-Bey 16.9 18
Southern Alabama Ken Williams 15.1 12
Wyoming Josh Adams 24.9 19
Air Force Trevor Lyons 14.9 10
Hayden Graham 14.6 8
San Diego Duda Sanadze 13.2 6
Weber State Jeremy Senglin 20.7 14
Joel Bolomboy 17.3 14
AVERAGE 16.3 12.6
DU's average scoring margin (65.7) vs. competition (60.4) has been +5.3 points. More than half of that total margin, 3.6 points per game, came from shutting down the leading scorer on the opposing team. One of DU's key formulas to success has been sound defense against the top scoring threat(s) and they have been extremely successful at doing so.
This Wednesday night, DU will have their hands full in Greeley trying to stop FOUR legitimate scoring threats from University of Northern Colorado - Dallas Anglin 19.0, Cameron Michael 16.8, Anthony Johnson 15.8, and Jordan Wilson 15.0.