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Sun Belt 2012: Denver Leads South Alabama At Halftime, 27-22

The third-seeded Denver Pioneers have a slim 27-22 lead over No. 6 seed South Alabama at halftime of this 2012 Sun Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinals matchup. The Pioneers shot 44.4% from the field in the half, and also finished +2 in the turnover category. The Pioneers were just 2-6 from beyond the three-point line, though, and they'll need to get that going if they want to make things a little easier on themselves in the second half.

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South Alabama was competitive in every respect, but so far Denver's slight edges in shooting and the turnover department have been the difference.

Rob Lewis leads Denver with nine points; Chris Udofia, who is hampered by foul trouble, went scoreless in the opening half. Udofia already has three fouls, which could prove a factor down the stretch.

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