Denver scored only 22 points in the first half after committing 11 turnovers. The Pioneers committed another eight turnovers in the second half but shot 56% and scored 49 points.
North Dakota led 33-22 at halftime but fell behind 44-42 with 12:29 remaining. The Pioneers built a four-point lead but a 21-9 run put North Dakota back in control.
The Fighting Hawks improved to 2-0 against the Pioneers this season. North Dakota defeated Denver 82-71 on Jan. 2.
North Dakota plays Western Illinois at home on Saturday. Denver plays at North Dakota State on Saturday.
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