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Western Illinois Falls 69-63 to Denver - Recap

Western Illinois was burned for 33 points by Ade Murkey on Saturday as Denver picked up a 69-63 win at Magness Arena.

Bettors who backed Denver were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -5.0 at sportsbooks.

Denver got 9 points from Jase Townsend and another 8 points from Robert Jones. Jase Townsend contributed 2 assists, while Tristan Green cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Western Illinois got 14 points from Ben Pyle in a losing cause and another 14 points from Zion Young. C.J. Duff contributed 2 assists for them, while Zion Young had 6 rebounds.

Denver led at halftime, $HalfScore.

Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-34.