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Rosga leads Denver to home victory against Bison men

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DENVER—Joe Rosga poured in a team-high 26 points to lead Denver to a 66-63 victory against North Dakota State on Saturday in Summit League men's basketball at Magness Arena.

The Bison (12-14, 4-7 SL) have lost four consecutive games.

Tyson Ward paced NDSU with a career-high 28 points on 9-for-16 shooting from the floor. The 6-foot-6 sophomore also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Paul Miller added 12 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Bison.

Rosga shot 58 percent (7 of 12) from the flooring, including 5-for-9 shooting from 3-point range. Daniel Amigo added 19 points for Denver.

NDSU (12-14, 4-7 Summit): Ward 9-16 7-7 28, P. Miller 3-13 6-9 12, Jacobson 3-7 0-1 8, Eliason 2-4 1-2 5, Hunter 0-3 0-0 0, Geu 1-2 5-5 7, Samuelson 1-5 0-0 3, Kreuser 0-2 0-0 0, Quayle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-52 19-24 63.

DU (11-14, 5-6): Rosga 7-12 7-9 26, Amigo 8-12 0-0 19, Pemberton 3-6 0-0 7, Murkey 2-9 1-2 5, Krafka 1-3 0-0 2, Holtzmann 1-1 2-2 5, Carlisle 1-2 0-0 2, Akintola 0-0 0-0 0, Mackey 0-1 0-0 0, Rodriguez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-46 10-13 66.

Half: DU 31, NDSU 24. 3-point goals: NDSU 6-23 (Ward 3-6, P. Miller 0-7, Jacobson 2-4, Hunter 0-1, Samuelson 1-4, Kreuser 0-1), DU 10-19 (Rosga 5-9, Amigo 3-4, Pemberton 1-2, Krafka 0-2, Holtzmann 1-1, Mackey 0-1). Total fouls: NDSU 15, DU 19. Fouled out: Amigo, Krafka. Rebounds: NDSU 29 (Ward 7), DU 31 (Murkey 8). Assists: NDSU 8 (P. Miller 4), DU 14 (Pemberton 4, Murkey 4). Turnovers: NDSU 11 (P. Miller 4), DU 16 (Murkey 4). A--1,568.

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