NCAAB Game Recap - Loyola Marymount at Colorado
Wed Dec 4, 2019 10:00 PM EST

ND
51
MD
72
F
UVA
40
Purd
69
F
OhSt
74
UNC
49
F
TXSo
62
Gonz
101
F
LoyMa
64
Colora
76
F
FlaAM
43
Tenn
72
F
E WA
80
Wash
90
F
Penn
69
Vill
80
F
UtSt
71
SJSU
59
F
IUPUI
51
MorSt
56
F
SacHr
89
UMassL
86
F
Leh
69
StFPA
77
F
SCar
84
UMass
80
F
Boston
63
GrgWas
64
F
W IL
86
Evans
90
F
VMI
58
Duques
71
F
Colg
82
Bingha
74
F
E IL
69
IPFW
74
F
RobM
70
YSU
81
F
WIGB
71
Xav
84
F
JMU
71
Radf
94
F
(N/A)
51
Ohio
90
F
Maine
63
NE
78
F
Longw
41
NCAT
52
F
(N/A)
37
UNH
91
F
KennSt
54
UNCG
72
F
Tows
76
Morg
59
F
Akr
85
Marsh
73
F
NCC
59
UGA
95
F
Canis
59
FlAtl
62
F
FlGlf
53
FlInt
71
F
LoyMD
84
DelSt
76
F
ETSU
96
Citad
84
F
Iona
62
UConn
80
F
(N/A)
79
CoCar
114
F
Toled
80
Clev
65
F
(N/A)
55
Brown
82
F
Nebras
56
GaTec
73
F
Yale
61
Albany
52
F
Princ
76
Drex
82
F
NJIT
65
Army
75
F
PaulQ
69
Gram
79
F
ArkPB
39
Tuls
72
F
GTown
81
OkSt
74
F
UMKC
61
IaSt
79
F
BYU
95
Utah
102
F(OT)
UCDav
85
NoAZ
66
F
Norf
59
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
63
ULMo
86
F
TxSt
60
Hou
68
F
N AL
63
Troy
71
F
TxTch
60
DeP
65
F(OT)
Tul
61
SoMis
56
F
NNMU
47
N CO
92
F
Jacksn
56
Marq
75
F
Web
72
UtVal
67
F
AF
86
Wyo
77
F
Bois
78
NM
80
F
SDSU
79
ColSt
57
F
ChiSt
89
SIU-E
81
F
Wisc
54
NCSU
69
F
Wake
54
PSU
76
F
UCRiv
67
CBap
79
F
CSNor
71
Portl
64
F
CS-Ful
59
Pacif
62
F
SCla
67
Nev
98
F
WaSt
78
Ida
65
F
UNLV
81
Fres
80
F(2OT)
Cal
64
USF
76
F

Dec 4, 2019, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Loyola Marymount (3-5)

34

30

64

(20) Colorado (7-0)

30

46

76

No. 20 Colorado tops Loyola-Marymount 76-64 to stay unbeaten
Thu Dec 5, 2019 2:06 AM

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Colorado found out what it's like to get someone's best shot. Now the Buffaloes are ready to take theirs against a storied program.

D'Shawn Schwartz had a season-high 16 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer late, and No. 20 Colorado withstood another upset scare Wednesday night in a 76-64 win over Loyola Marymount.

McKinley Wright IV also scored 16 points and Tyler Bey had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Buffaloes (7-0), who overcame 18 turnovers and a big performance from Lions junior Eli Scott to remain unbeaten.

It is the best start for a Colorado team since 1982, but getting an eighth straight victory will require winning at No. 2 Kansas on Saturday.

"It's time to go to war. It's going to be a battle," Wright said. "We're not going to go in there and roll over because they're No. 2 in the country. That's a great opportunity for us; we're going to make a name for ourselves."

The Buffaloes scraped by Sacramento State on Saturday and then shrugged off 13 first-half turnovers Wednesday. Loyola Marymount (3-5) nearly turned those into a signature win as Scott finished with a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.

"I just tried to stay aggressive and make plays," he said.

The Lions came close to pulling off a surprise but went cold down the stretch. Scott's layup with 4:17 left tied it at 61, but Loyola Marymount didn't make another field goal until Scott's dunk with eight seconds left. They missed nine straight shots from the field and three of four free throws.

"We took a good shot from them tonight and we handled it," Colorado coach Tad Boyle said.

Loyola Marymount led by four at halftime and built a 43-34 advantage on a 3 by Scott early in the second half. Colorado rallied to get to 49-47 behind a trio of 3-pointers.

The Buffaloes took the lead on a 3, and the teams were tied at 59 when Wright hit a jumper from the wing. Scott tied it on a layup with 4:17 to go.

Schwartz hit his 3-pointer from the corner with 2:41 left and the Buffaloes used strong defense and sank 16 of their last 18 free throws to seal it.

BIG PICTURE

Loyola Marymount: Finished 1-2 against teams from Colorado, including a win at Air Force and a home loss to Colorado State. The Lions get five of their next six games at home before starting conference play against San Diego on Jan. 2.

Colorado: The 37 turnovers in the last two games is not a good sign heading into the showdown at Kansas. The Buffaloes have solid wins against Clemson, Arizona State and Wyoming, but need to clean up their ball security if they hope to pull an upset Saturday.

"If we go into Allen Fieldhouse and turn it over 18, 19 times like we have the last two games at home, it's going to be a long night," Boyle said.

TAKE ME HOME

Lions coach Mike Dunlap returned to Colorado, where he enjoyed a tremendous amount of success. Dunlap led Division II Metro State to national titles in 2000 and 2002 and later served as an assistant coach under George Karl with the Denver Nuggets.

Dunlap still has fond memories of his time in Colorado.

"There isn't a day I don't miss it, and there isn't a day I don't love coming back here," Dunlap said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Colorado squeezed by an inferior opponent for the second straight game before its daunting trip to Kansas. But even a close loss to the Jayhawks could keep the Buffaloes in the rankings.

THEY SAID IT

Loyola Marymount: "I don't like losing at any time but I'm very encouraged by what I saw," Dunlap said. "A lot of coaches will sell this cliche about there are no such things as moral victories. I've never believed in that."

Colorado: "Coach made that apparent, that he didn't want anybody looking forward. He made sure that we were locked in on this game," Schwartz said.

UP NEXT

Loyola Marymount: Hosts Grambling State on Saturday night.

Colorado: Plays at No. 2 Kansas on Saturday.

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Leaders

Loyola Marymount PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Johansson 0 0 0 1 1 0
J. Dos Anjos 0 0 0 3 0 1
Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Walton 0 0 0 2 0 1
E. Parquet 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

LoyMa Colora
Points For 64 76
Field Goals 27/52-52% 22/53-42%
Three Pointers 3/9-33% 7/21-33%
Free Throws 7/17-41% 25/33-76%
Offensive Rebounds 9 15
Defensive Rebounds 21 24
Rebounds 32 43
Blocks 4 9
Steals 13 5
Turnovers 20 18
Personal Fouls 29 16
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 4 LoyMa 64 @ Colora 76 J. Bell 2 M. Daniels 1

Game Information

Stadium: CU Events Center, Boulder, Colorado
Attendance: 6,169
Game Time: