N. Colorado Downs Denver In O.T.

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DENVER (AP) - Jabril Banks recorded 20 points and seven rebounds in Northern Colorado's 71-66 overtime victory over the University of Denver on Wednesday night.

Will Figures and John Pena also scored in double figures for the Bears, with 17 and 11 points respectively. Robert Palacios pulled down nine rebounds for Northern Colorado (1-2), which led 26-23 at halftime.

Nate Rohnert led Denver (0-3) with a career-high 24 points. He also recorded seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal.

Rob Lewis added 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Denver, while Andrew Hooper posted 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block.

Denver shot 13-22 from the field in the second half and went 2-5 in overtime.

Nnorthern Colorado went 12-22 in the second half and sunk 1-1 from the field and all eight free-throw attemps in overtime.

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