NCAAB Game Recap - Sacramento State at Colorado
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Tenn
72
VACom
69
F
Sac
45
Colora
59
F
Lipsco
62
Xav
87
F
Amer
64
Albany
68
F
ChiSt
54
AlSt
67
F
MorSt
57
N AL
67
F
Merrim
63
StJon
86
F
StFNY
59
StPet
67
F
Detr
81
Ohio
91
F
Drex
60
UMBC
85
F
JacSt
60
Chat
63
F
(N/A)
70
MsVl
124
F
SDak
72
NoAZ
76
F
UNCG
65
GTown
61
F
McNee
71
Tex
73
F
Jacksn
61
NCAT
45
F
MOStL
55
IndSt
62
F
Sien
62
Colg
72
F
W&M
77
Buff
88
F
Princ
87
Buck
77
F
BC
44
Rich
64
F
MTTec
63
BYU
98
F
(N/A)
53
Troy
104
F
(N/A)
51
SamH
86
F
ETSU
67
ArkLR
63
F
TocF
59
Presb
87
F
Denv
51
SEMO
66
F
USC-Up
47
Charl
83
F
Stetsn
53
Kent
77
F
ECU
89
JMU
99
F
SDSt
50
Ind
64
F
MtStM
73
How
56
F
Leh
64
Colum
68
F
Navy
76
Brown
56
F
Dart
69
BGSU
76
F
N DA
80
GaSo
68
F
YSU
72
CenMI
88
F
SFA
76
ArkSt
57
F
NoKY
60
Ark
66
F
Hartfo
55
TxSt
69
F
Fres
72
CSNor
73
F
CoCar
92
DelSt
77
F
RobM
59
Clev
70
F
CS-Ful
55
SCla
70
F
(N/A)
62
NOrl
79
F
FlaSt
63
Purd
60
F(OT)
Campbl
51
FlGlf
46
F
Evans
70
IUPUI
64
F
Oakl
63
Toled
65
F
StFPA
79
StJos
63
F
Army
66
Maris
64
F(OT)
UNH
69
FlInt
70
F
UNLV
65
Cin
72
F(OT)
PVAM
79
TexSA
72
F
WIGB
98
MTSt
72
F
IPFW
71
GrCan
60
F
Tuls
67
Vand
58
F
TXAMC
55
TexPA
52
F
Lamar
73
TXSo
76
F
W IL
67
UMKC
68
F
Belm
71
MidTN
59
F
Samf
57
LaTec
78
F
SDCh
59
CSBak
87
F
Ida
55
Seatt
74
F
E MI
56
UCIrv
77
F

Nov 30, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Sacramento State (4-1)

16

29

45

(21) Colorado (6-0)

24

35

59

Bey leads No. 21 Colorado past Sac State 59-45
Sun Dec 1, 2019 12:14 AM

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Colorado coach Tad Boyle accused his 21st-ranked Buffaloes of playing to the crowd, sparse though it was.

"The epitome of winning ugly," Boyle said after the Buffaloes improved to 6-0 by fending off scrappy Sacramento State 59-45 on Saturday night at the half-empty UC Events Center thanks to Tyler Bey's 11 points and 17 rebounds.

Boyle saluted his team's defensive tenacity but bashed the Buffs' discordant offense.

"I want to just apologize to every fan that came by because that's not the Colorado basketball offensively that they deserve to see," Boyle said. "We're not making plays for each other. We're thinking about ourselves. We're thinking about our own shots. There's just no flow on offense."

That has to change, he said, "because we can't beat the teams that we want to beat on our schedule as we move forward playing like that on the offensive end. Ten assists and 19 turnovers isn't going to cut it."

The Hornets (4-1) were within striking distance of the Buffs (6-0) at 45-40 when their leading scorer, Joshua Patton, made his only basket of the night with just over four minutes remaining.

"Yeah, we did have a shot," Patton said. "We didn't capitalize on it."

Patton picked up his fifth foul about 20 seconds after his only basket and took a seat with just 4 points, 14.5 below his average, on 1-of-8 shooting.

Shane Gatling sank both free throws. Even Battey (11 points) followed with two quick baskets to make it 51-40. The first one, a finger roll, came at 3:16 and was the Buffs' first field goal in 7 1/2 minutes.

"There's no excuse for the way we played tonight," said McKinley Wright IV, who added 10 points for Colorado, which closed the game on a 14-5 run, the Buffaloes' only dominant stretch of the night.

"We (stunk) in the first half. We (stunk) the whole game," Wright said. "Nineteen turnovers is terrible. But we got a win, so nothing to be made about. But we have to do better."

TURKEY HANGOVER

Boyle said on the Pac-12 Network's pregame show that he was worried the Buffs, who were coming off a big win over Clemson to claim the MGM Resorts Main Event Championship in Las Vegas, would have a "turkey hangover."

Sure enough, the Buffs came out lethargic, plodding their way to a 24-16 halftime lead. They did hold Patton scoreless, however, thanks to a thunderous block by Lucas Siewert when Patton was going up for a breakaway basket.

The arena might have been rocking at that point, but a trio of factors combined to keep most seats empty. The Buffaloes' football team was playing at Utah at the same time; students were off for Thanksgiving break; and nasty weather kept a lot of people home as strong winds whipped up the foot of snow on the ground.

BIG PICTURE:

Sacramento State: The Hornets, led by Ethan Esposito's 12 points, gave it the Buffs a good run but they needed the usual production from Patton to really have a shot at the stunner. "It's always disappointing when you get a loss, especially against a team like this that's ranked 21 in the nation," Patton said. "You're over here playing them well at their place, playing good defense, but sometimes the ball just doesn't go your way."

Colorado: The Buffaloes committed too many turnovers and missed too many free throws - nine - but they outrebounded the Hornets by nine and came through in the clutch.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

This one may have been ugly but it was a pretty good test and the Buffs passed it with another double-digit victory for the 12th 6-0 start in program history.

UP NEXT

Sacramento State: The Hornets return home to face UC Merced on Tuesday night.

Colorado: The Buffaloes host Loyola Marymount on Wednesday night before a big trip to Kansas to face the fourth-ranked Jayhawks on Wednesday night. "I'm sure every player thinks about it a little bit," Wright said. "But our job is business against Loyola Marymount. There are teams around the country who lose on their home floor. We don't want that to be us. So, we have to take care of home first and then think about the Kansas game."

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Leaders

Sacramento State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
O. Nwachukwu 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. McCullough 0 0 0 2 0 0
Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Daniels 0 0 1 0 0 0
D. Walton 0 0 1 2 0 0

Team Comparison

Sac Colora
Points For 45 59
Field Goals 17/60-28% 20/45-44%
Three Pointers 1/8-12% 2/9-22%
Free Throws 10/14-71% 17/26-65%
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Defensive Rebounds 21 32
Rebounds 36 43
Blocks 3 6
Steals 8 5
Turnovers 13 19
Personal Fouls 26 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Colora Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 30 Sac 45 @ Colora 59 C. Jacobs 2 D. Kountz 2

Game Information

Stadium: CU Events Center, Boulder, Colorado
Attendance: 6,170
Game Time: