Scores

Final

Denver 51

(4-24, 3-15 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 87

(17-12, 11-6 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, February 22, 2007

    Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    DEN 27 2451
    ULM 33 5487

    Top Performers

    Denver: A. Porch 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    UL Monroe: T. Hooper 29 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl

    Louisiana-Monroe 87, Denver 51

    Associated Press

    MONROE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana-Monroe's Tony Hooper finished with a game-high 29 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had five assists as the Warhawks clinched at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference West Division championship by downing Denver 87-51 on Thursday night.

    Louisiana-Monroe (17-12, 11-6) capped an undefeated home season and was the only league squad to do so.

    Denver (4-24, 3-15) kept the game close in the first half, grabbing a two-point lead as late as the 4:51 mark.

    Lance Brasher knocked in a lay-up to tie the score at 25-25 with 4:24 remaining. The Warhawks closed the half on an 8-2 run, allowing only one Denver field goal in the last four minutes and taking a 33-27 advantage into the locker rooms.

    Louisiana-Monroe came out firing in the second half, putting the game out of reach with a 25-4 run over a six minute stretch to start the period. Jonas Brown keyed the run by scoring nine of his 20 points to give ULM the 25-point lead.

    Louisiana-Monroe outscored the Pioneers by 30 points in the second half to cruise to its largest margin of victory in a conference game.

    Brown and Payne also finished in double figures, scoring 20 and 11 points respectively.

    Alex Cox led Denver in scoring with 11, while Antonio Porch had 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEN
    ULM
    Points 51 87
    FG Made-Attempted 19-64 (.297) 33-73 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-27 (.222) 13-25 (.520)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 37

    2006-07 Season

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