The USD men took the court against a hot shooting Denver team and fell to the Pioneers 71-55. Both teams were shooting over 50 percent from the field by half time as the lead seesawed between the two. However towards the end of the first half, Denver started to pull away with a 38-32 at halftime.
Denver started off the second half hot and began to pull away from USD. But the Coyotes battled back keeping Denver within striking distance as both teams kept up their impressive shooting. But as the second half progressed the Pioneers began to pull away.
Brett Olson of Denver led all scorers with 20 points. Denver advances to take on NDSU at 6 p.m. on Monday.