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.

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