DENVER (AP) — Cameron Shelton had 27 points as Northern Arizona narrowly beat Denver 68-65 on Tuesday.

Three times Shelton made a pair of free throws after the Pioneers made it a one-point game with two minutes to play. Same Hines Jr. missed a 3-pointer to tie with a second left.

Jay Green had 15 points and seven rebounds for Northern Arizona (1-5), which ended its season-opening five-game losing streak. Carson Towt added eight rebounds.

Jase Townsend had 16 points for the Pioneers (1-6), whose losing streak stretched to six games. Frank Ryder added 11 points and three blocks. Drake Muller had 11 points.

Northern Arizona is scheduled to play at No. 1 Gonzaga on Monday.


For more AP college basketball coverage: and


Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC,