Scores

Final

Denver 53

(16-11, 9-7 Sun Belt)

New Orleans 45

(8-19, 3-13 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    DEN 20 3353
    UNO 10 3545

    Top Performers

    Denver: N. Rohnert 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    New Orleans: C. Blair 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl

    Denver 53, New Orleans 45

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Chase Hallam scored 19 points, and Nate Rohnert had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Denver to a 53-45 victory over New Orleans on Saturday night.

    The Pioneers (16-11, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference) shot just 31.8 percent (7-for-22) in the first half but that was enough to gain a 20-10 halftime lead. The Privateers (8-19, 3-13) made just 2 of 17 shots (11.8 percent) in the half and didn't get their second field goal until 4:24 remained.

    Both teams shot better in the second half and New Orleans was able to cut its deficit to one point three times, the last at 41-40 with 2:29 to play.

    Denver held New Orleans off at the free throw line, with Rohnert going 6-for-6 over the final 2:01 and Hallam making two free throws and a jumper.

    Carl Blair scored 17 points for New Orleans, making 6 of 8 shots. The rest of the Privateers finished 7-for-33 (21.2 percent).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEN
    UNO
    Points 53 45
    FG Made-Attempted 15-38 (.395) 13-41 (.317)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 2-11 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 17-27 (.630)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 0

    2009-10 Season

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