Sporting Event of the Week: DU vs. Southern Miss. in men’s basketball

Brian Stafford leads the Pioneers against Southern Mississippi on Nov. 17. Photo: Rich Clarkson & Associates

The University of Denver men’s basketball team returns to Magness Arena after a 2-0 start to the 2011–12 season.

The Pioneers will take on Southern Mississippi at 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Denver is 2-0 against the Golden Eagles, last beating them during the 2005–06 Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska.

DU is led by senior captain and reigning Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Brian Stafford, who averaged 28.5 points in Denver’s wins over Portland State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, while shooting 60 percent from the floor and 50 percent from three-point range.

Men’s basketball individual game tickets range from $9–$15.

Single-game tickets may be purchased in person at the Ritchie Center Box Office, by phone at 303-871-2336 or online at DenverPioneers.com.

DU students are admitted to all Denver men’s and women’s basketball games free with their Pioneer Card.




This week’s Pioneer home schedule

Date Sport Opponent Location Time
Nov. 17 Basketball (M) Southern Miss. Magness Arena 7 p.m. MT
Nov. 18 Hockey Nebraska-Omaha Magness Arena 7:37 p.m. MT
Nov. 19 Hockey Nebraska-Omaha Magness Arena 7:07 p.m. MT


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