Rebraca, Fighting Hawks hold off Denver
DENVER — Paced by Filip Rebraca's double-double, the North Dakota men's basketball team claimed an 82-71 road win over Denver on Thursday night in Summit League play.
The Fighting Hawks seized the lead midway through the first half and did not let up, taking an 11-point lead into halftime. The Pioneers trimmed the deficit to a single point in the second half, but UND kept the hosts at bay down the stretch.
Rebraca finished with 11 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. The sophomore, who ranks second in the Summit League with 145 rebounds, was one of four UND players to score in double digits. Marlon Stewart posted 22 points, while De'Sean Allen-Eitkins and Kienan Walter posted 18 and 15 points, respectively.
Jase Townsend led Denver (4-12, 0-2 SL) with 23 points.
The Fighting Hawks moved to 7-8 overall and 1-0 in conference play. UND will next host Purdue-Fort Wayne at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.