Pac-12 basketball: Oregon avenges loss to Colorado
Elgin Cook scored 18 points and Chris Boucher had 12 rebounds and blocked six shots to lead No. 16 Oregon to a 76-56 win over Colorado on Thursday night at Eugene, Ore.
Tyler Dorsey added 13 points and Dwayne Benjamin had 11 for the Ducks (19-4, 8-2 Pac-12 Conference), who won their fifth straight and 21st consecutive home game.
Josh Scott led the Buffaloes (17-6, 6-4) with 17 points, and George King had 16 and eight rebounds. Colorado had a 42-38 advantage on the boards.
The Ducks avenged a 91-87 loss to the Buffaloes on the road last month.
Oregon led by as many as 23 points late in the game and finished with a 21-4 edge in points off turnovers, with Colorado committing 14. The Ducks also held the Buffaloes to six of 20 (30%) from beyond the arc.
Colorado got to within 10 at 50-40 midway through the second half, but Oregon answered with a 7-0 run and pulled away.
The Ducks spotted Colorado the game’s first basket and never trailed again after a Boucher three-pointer. Oregon went on a 13-0 run to go up 24-7 with 7 minutes 45 seconds left in the half, which ended with the Ducks up 40-21 behind Cook’s 10 points.
Oregon converted eight Buffalo turnovers into 11 points during a chippy first half that included a pair of double technicals.
At Oregon State 71, Utah 69: Stephen Thompson Jr. made three free throws with one second left to lift the Beavers (13-8, 4-6), just one second after Jordan Loveridge had put the Utes (17-6, 6-4) ahead with three free throws of his own. A foul by Brandon Taylor sent Thompson to the line to complete an improbable finish.
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