Chris Udofia scored 17 points and Denver beat Texas A&M-CC 68-51 on Wednesday night in their home opener.
Udofia was 5 of 7 from the field and had seven rebounds. Brett Olson scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Pioneers. Royce O'Neale finished with 5 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Denver (1-1) led 31-23 at halftime.
Hameed Ali led the Islanders with 15 points and William Nelson scored 12. Johnathan Jordan added 10 points for the Islanders (1-1). Nate Maxey and Joy Williamson had 6 rebounds each.
The Pioneers won a team-record 22 Division 1 games last season.