Rosga, Pemberton help Denver knockoff of South Dakota 84-68
DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 23 points, Jake Pemberton added 20 and Denver made 11 of 19 from 3-point range to knock off league-leader South Dakota 84-68 in a Summit League game on Saturday night.
Rosega and Pemberton combined for seven 3s and 27 points as the Pioneers (10-12, 4-4) took a 42-28 lead at the half.
Jake Krafka had 11 of his career-high 12 points in the second half for the Pioneers, while Ade Murkey scored 10.
The Coyotes (18-6, 6-2), who won the first meeting this season 82-71 and had won four straight, were led by Tyler Hagedorn with 16 points.
Rosga had three 3-pointers to start a 16-0 run that put the Pioneers up 20-3 and the lead reached 22.
South Dakota cut the lead to nine five minutes into the second half but a quick 7-0 spurt ended the challenge.