Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Led by 15 points from Chris Udofia, the Denver Pioneers took down the Texas State Bobcats, 64-53, in a Western Athletic Conference clash at Magness Arena.
Brett Olsen added 13 points for the Pioneers (6-7, 2-1 WAC) and Chase Hallam chipped in 11 points.
For the Bobcats (4-11, 0-3) Vonn Jones led all scorers with 16 points, while Joel Wright finished with 12 points and Reid Koenen scored 10 points.
Denver shot the ball well to open the contest, hitting 52.4 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half, including 4-of-9 from beyond the 3-point arc, allowing the Pioneers to take a 31-25 lead into halftime. Texas State shot just 40.9 percent in the half, including 2-of-7 from 3-point range.
The Pioneers continued their strong play, shooting 57.1 percent from the field in the second half, including 5-of-9 from long distance. The Bobcats continued to struggle, making only 36.4 percent of their field goal attempts. Texas State was able to keep the game close by outscoring Denver at the free-throw line 9-4 in the half, but the Pioneers were able to hold on for the victory and keep the Bobcats winless in conference play.
Denver outscored Texas State in the paint, 28-18. The Bobcats reserves outscored their counterparts on the Pioneer bench, 39-15.