Denver (22-9) and Maryland (23-12) Meet in Second Round

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NIT 2nd Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #3 Denver 30 22 52 +4.5
  #2 Maryland 27 35 62 -4.5
Thu, Mar 21 2013, 06:00 PM MDT

Comcast Center
College Park, MD
Attendance: 3,982
TV: ESPN U

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Denver squares off against Maryland in the second round of the NIT at Comcast Center on Thursday. It starts at 7 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN U.

In their last outing, behind 15 points from Brett Olson, the Pioneers defeated Ohio 61-57 on Mar. 19. In addition to his 11.5 points per game, he is also chipping in 2.4 assists per game. In an 86-70 victory over Niagara on Mar. 19, Seth Allen put up 15 points for the Terrapins. He is averaging 7.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.0 steals per game.

Maryland has an edge in a single key statistical category, rebounding, where the Terrapins have the upper hand over the Pioneers, 40.9 per game to 24.9 per game. Maryland can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 37.1 and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.3.

StatSmack! Denver is better than Maryland
  • Denver is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.2 percent vs. 66.2 percent) than Maryland this season.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Denver currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (976 to 970) than Maryland, per the NCAA.
  • The WAC has 2 teams - Idaho (74.2 percent) and Denver (73.2 percent) - that shoot a better free throw percentage than the ACC leader, Florida State (73.1 percent).
  • Denver is a better three-point shooting team (38.1 percent vs. 32.8 percent) than Maryland this season.
DEN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Chris Udofia 31 13 5 3 2 2 2
B- Royce O`Neale 35 11 6 3 1 0 2
C+ Chase Hallam 31 10 4 2 2 1 1
C+ Brett Olson 34 11 2 2 1 0 1
C Cam Griffin 21 6 3 2 1 0 1
C Jalen Love 24 7 1 2 1 0 1
D Dom Samac 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Nate Engesser 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Marcus Byrd 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Charles Webb 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Bryant Rucker 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Jake Logan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Blake Foeman 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
MARY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alex Len 26 12 8 1 0 2 2
B Dezmine Wells 28 13 5 3 1 1 3
C+ Nick Faust 25 9 4 3 1 0 2
C Seth Allen 21 8 2 2 1 0 2
C C. Mitchell 16 6 5 0 0 0 1
C Jake Layman 19 5 3 1 0 1 1
C James Padgett 17 6 4 1 0 0 1
C Pe`Shon Howard 21 3 2 4 1 0 2
C- Logan Aronhalt 14 6 1 0 0 0 1
C- S. Cleare 13 4 3 0 0 0 1
D John Auslander 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Conner Lipinski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Spencer Barks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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#33 Nate Engesser So G 6-3 185
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