The Denver Pioneers (5-1) host the Texas Southern Tigers (1-5) on Saturday night.
Denver has been led this season by Brian Stafford (14.3 PPG), Chris Udofia (14.2 PPG) and forward Rob Lewis, who missed last season due to injury, but has returned to action averaging 10 points per game so far this season. Senior guard Brian Stafford was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week from Nov. 8-14, and is currently tied for 13th on Denver's all-time scoring list with 1,224 career points.
Texas Southern, last season's SWAC regular-season conference champion, has struggled mightily so far this season and has lost all five road games they have played, by an average of 18.4 points per game.
SB Nation partner Odds Shark offers some statistical insights on the matchup between the Pioneers and the Tigers:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Denver's No. 344-rated squad against Texas Southern's No. 341-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 84 in the country with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 168 nationally with 6.3 per match.
Defensively, Texas Southern features the nation's No. 211-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 265 nationally in scoring at home.
Game date, time: 4 p.m. MT, Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 2011
Location: Magness Arena, Denver, Colo.
TV channel: Pioneer Vision
Radio: AM 1510 and FM 93.7
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