DENVER -- Chris Udofia scored a career-high 27 points and had four blocked shots as Denver dealt Middle Tennessee its first Sun Belt Conference loss with a 75-60 win Saturday.
Denver led 54-51 before pulling away down the stretch. Udofia had a layup and a three-point play and O'Neale added another three-point play to make it 64-55 with 4:29 remaining.
Udofia sealed the game with a block on one end, and a dunk on the other with 1:44 left that made it 71-56.
Washington State lost its final 17 games last season, then lost some key players to transfers. But Ernie Kent's team expects to be more competitive.
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