Denver controls South Alabama in 69-56 win - Sports Illustrated

Denver controls South Alabama in 69-56 win

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DENVER (AP) Bryant Rucker shot 6 for 6 from the field for 16 points and had a career-high eight assists while Marcus Byrd added 16 points and five rebounds to lead Denver over South Alabama 69-56 on Saturday.

Rucker scored 13 of the Pioneers' first 25 points as Denver (5-1) built a 10-point lead. A 9-5 Denver run wrapped up the half for a 34-20 lead at the break.

Rucker's final points of the game came on a 3 giving the Pioneers a 49-29 lead with 10:27 left.

The Pioneers have now hit a 3-pointer in 291 straight games. Denver's five-game winning streak is the longest since the Pioneers won 10 straight during the 2012-13 season.

Ken Williams led the Jaguars with 12 points and Shaq Calhoun added 11. South Alabama (2-4) shot 18 for 46 from the field; 4 for 17 from 3-point range.