Pac-12 basketball: Oregon avenges loss to Colorado

Oregon's Tyler Dorsey, left, pushes the rebound to Oregon's Chris Boucher, right, in front of Colorado's George King during the first half on Thursday.

Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey, left, pushes the rebound to Oregon’s Chris Boucher, right, in front of Colorado’s George King during the first half on Thursday.

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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.