Udofia scores 17, Denver beats Texas A&M-CC 68-51

Udofia scores 17, Denver beats Texas A&M-CC 68-51
November 15, 2012, 12:07 am
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Texas A&M Corpus Christi forward William Nelson (5) drives between Denver guard Brett Olson (23) and Chase Hallam (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


DENVER (AP) Chris Udofia scored 17 points and Denver beat Texas A&M-CC 68-51 on Wednesday night in their home opener.

Udofia was 5 of 7 from the field and had seven rebounds. Brett Olson scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Pioneers. Royce O'Neale finished with 5 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Denver (1-1) led 31-23 at halftime.

Hameed Ali led the Islanders with 15 points and William Nelson scored 12. Johnathan Jordan added 10 points for the Islanders (1-1). Nate Maxey and Joy Williamson had 6 rebounds each.

The Pioneers won a team-record 22 Division 1 games last season.