CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Brett Olson scored 16 points, grabbed five rebounds and Denver won its seventh straight game in a 63-57 victory over Northern Iowa during BracketBusters on Saturday night.
Chris Udofia had 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting, pulled six rebounds and dished out five assists for Denver (18-8), which shot an even 50 percent from the field and was 13 of 14 from the free-throw line. Chase Hallam and Jalen Love scored 11 points apiece.
Northern Iowa cut the Pioneers' lead to one after Deon Mitchell made a lay-up to make it 53-52 with 2:19 to play but Denver responded with a 10-5 run sparked by Olson's four free throws and a lay-up of his own to help the Pioneers seal the deal.
Seth Tuttle scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, pulled five rebounds and had three assists to lead Northern Iowa (17-12), which scored 26 points in the paint.
The Panthers had won six straight.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.