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Denver tops Arkansas-Pine Bluff 75-56

Nov 16, 2009 - 12:01 AM DENVER(AP) -- Brian Stafford had a game-high 19 points and Andrew Hooper added 18 to lead Denver to a 75-56 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sunday.

Stafford sunk 5 of 6 from behind the 3-point line. Hooper came off the bench and made 7 of 13 from the field.

Nate Rohnert added 16 points and nine assists for the Pioneers (1-1).

Lebaron Weathers led the Lions (0-2) with 18 points, and Savalance Townsend added 10.

The Lions started out strong, building a 7-0 lead before allowing Denver to catch up. The teams traded the lead late in the first half until the Pioneers carried a slim 40-36 lead into halftime.

But Denver came off the break with an 8-0 scoring run and kept padding the lead.