San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Brett Olson converted 4-of-9 shots behind
the 3-point line, en route to 16 points, as he helped guide the Denver
Pioneers to a 71-57 win over the Roadrunners of Texas-San Antonio in a Western
Athletic Conference bout at the Convocation Center.
Also scoring in double figures for the Pioneers (12-8, 8-2 WAC) were Chase
Hallam and Marcus Byrd with 12 and 10 points, respectively, as the team won
for the eighth time in the last nine outings.
The Roadrunners (5-15, 1-9) were paced by Kannon Burrage with a game-high 19
points, while Larry Wilkins chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds, followed
by Michael Hale III with 10 points in the team's second straight defeat.
Denver scored the first points of the night and never looked back, converting
not only 60.9 percent from the floor but also 8-of-15 beyond the arc in the
first half, en route to a 39-19 advantage at the break.
In the second half the Pioneers dipped to 37.5 percent accuracy from the
field, while UTSA tried to fight back with 54.5 percent from the floor, but
still the hosts suffered the double-digit setback.
Of Denver's 47 shots attempts from the floor, 29 came from 3-point range as
the team converted 12 of those tries.
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