Scores

Final

UL Monroe 57

(10-20, 6-12 Sun Belt)

Denver 66

(15-15, 9-9 Sun Belt)

9:00 PM ET, March 4, 2009

Magness Arena, Denver, Colorado

1 2 T
ULM 25 3257
DEN 28 3866

Top Performers

Louisiana-Monroe: L. Gilbert 11 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl

Denver: N. Rohnert 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

Denver 66, Louisiana-Monroe 57

Associated Press

DENVER -- Nate Rohnert tied his career high with 28 points to lead the University of Denver to a 66-57 win over Louisiana-Monroe in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.

The No. 7-seeded Pioneers (15-15, 9-9 SBC) went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in the game's final minute to pull away in a tight second half.

Denver's Brian Stafford went a career-best 10-for-10 from the line in the game, including a 6-for-6 stretch in the last 55 seconds.

Stafford, Rohnert and Rob Lewis were the only Pioneers in double figures. Lewis tallied 13 points, while Stafford had 12.

The Warhawks (10-20, 6-12) were paced by Dynile Forbes with 16 points. He was followed by Lawrence Gilbert with 11 and Malcolm Thomas with 10.

Gilbert also recorded a game-high 13 rebounds.

With the win, Denver advances to the SBC tournament quarterfinal round in Hot Springs, Ark. The Pioneers take on No. 2-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock on Sunday.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULM
DEN
Points 57 66
FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 21-52 (.404)
3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 8-21 (.381)
FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 16-21 (.762)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 11

2008-09 Season

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