NCAAB Game Recap - Oregon at Colorado
Thu Jan 2, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Gonz
85
Portl
72
F
Oreg
65
Colora
74
F
Ill
56
MSU
76
F
Dayt
84
LaSal
58
F
UTEP
67
FlInt
69
F
SFA
82
SeLA
71
F
StFPA
63
Bry
67
F
Lib
59
FlGlf
46
F
Colum
72
Maine
75
F(OT)
JMU
64
UNCW
60
F
Merrim
66
MtStM
47
F
StLou
59
Duques
73
F
GASt
69
App
60
F
Jacksn
57
N AL
62
F
N TX
84
W Ky
93
F
NFla
76
KennSt
57
F
Longw
67
Winth
91
F
Ford
46
VACom
64
F
Lipsco
66
Stetsn
63
F
StJos
52
Rich
84
F
Minn
78
Purd
83
F(2OT)
UNCA
77
Presb
79
F
MidTN
60
OlDom
70
F
Elon
68
NE
77
F
UAB
44
Charl
51
F
Leh
58
Navy
64
F
Rice
69
Marsh
89
F
HolyC
70
LoyMD
80
F
W&M
88
Hof
61
F
TexSA
64
FlAtl
79
F
Vermt
77
Dart
68
F
Amer
51
Colg
65
F
GaSo
70
CoCar
67
F
Tows
69
Charl
81
F
GWebb
67
Campbl
65
F
Army
65
Buck
67
F
URI
75
Brown
85
F
Lafy
72
Boston
73
F
SamH
94
McNee
75
F
TxSt
68
ArkLR
72
F
(N/A)
65
SacHr
57
F
FaDi
63
StFNY
79
F
TNTec
59
E KY
74
F
USC-Up
75
ChaSo
89
F
RobM
89
CenCT
78
F
TexAr
73
ArkSt
52
F
NWSt
62
TXAMC
67
F
SthAL
60
ULLa
57
F
InWor
60
Nich
76
F
Lamar
74
NOrl
67
F
Troy
63
ULMo
79
F
Seatt
86
UMKC
90
F(3OT)
CenAR
107
HBU
111
F(OT)
UtVal
94
ChiSt
73
F
TN-M
76
Murr
89
F
SIU-E
79
Belm
69
F
OrSt
69
Utah
81
F
E IL
79
TNSt
84
F
SEMO
63
APSU
78
F
Mont
60
S UT
58
F
MTSt
59
N CO
68
F
N DA
82
Denv
71
F
W IL
74
NDSt
94
F
JacSt
76
MorSt
72
F
Oral
79
SDSt
96
F
PorSt
61
Ida
72
F
(N/A)
66
UCSB
87
F
TexPA
67
CBap
76
F
UCLA
66
Wash
64
F
Pacif
59
Pepp
56
F
USD
58
LoyMa
64
F
USC
65
WaSt
56
F
Cal
52
Stan
68
F
StMar
69
USF
58
F

Colorado 74, Oregon 65

Jan 2, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(4) Oregon (11-3)

22

43

65

Colorado (12-2)

28

46

74

Wright takes over late, Colorado beats No. 4 Oregon 74-65
Fri Jan 3, 2020 1:48 AM

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) McKinley Wright IV received a little pep talk from none other than himself.

"I told myself I had to get going," he said of his second-half inner monologue.

Wright listened to Wright.

The junior guard scored 11 of his 21 points in the final five minutes and Colorado beat another ranked team, taking down No. 4 Oregon 74-65 on Thursday night.

"I love moments like that," said Wright, who also had eight assists. "I like having the ball in my hands to make plays for myself and my teammates."

Tyler Bey added 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Buffaloes (12-2, 1-0 Pac-12) improved to 9-0 all-time against the Ducks (11-3, 0-1) in Boulder.

Now that's a record hard to imagine. Wright can't explain it, nor can Oregon coach Dana Altman.

"It's just one of those things they have a good team," said Altman, whose team was 3 of 18 from 3-point range. "One of the best home courts. It's a tough place to play."

Colorado moved to 2-1 against ranked teams this season, which includes a win over Dayton in Chicago on Dec. 21 and a loss to then-No. 2 Kansas on Dec. 7. Colorado is now 19-32 under coach Tad Boyle versus teams in the AP Top 25 since he took over in 2010-11. He accounts for 30% of Colorado's 63 wins over ranked opponents since 1949-50.

"This is a special team," Boyle said. "We have great kids in that locker room. It's a special group."

This was a matchup between the teams picked to finish first (Oregon) and second (Colorado) in the Pac-12 preseason media poll. Round 1 went to Colorado, which despite being unranked was a 1 1/2-point favorite.

In the mind of Wright, a message was sent.

"We thought we were the best team in the conference," he said. "We wanted to showcase that tonight."

They did. All part of the process.

"Respect cannot be learned, purchased or acquired. It can only be earned," said Boyle, whose team has that mantra posted in their film room. "We have to earn that respect."

Colorado built a 15-point lead early in the second half on an alley-oop, fast-break dunk by Bey. But Oregon began to steadily chip away.

Bey had a big block of Anthony Mathis with 4:34 remaining, but was given a technical foul for taunting. Mathis made both free throws to make it 57-53. Wright hit a 3-pointer to restore some breathing room.

"Got the crowd back into it. We needed that," Boyle said. "Big players make big plays."

The noise was at a frenzied level despite the students being on winter break, and the fans ran onto the court after the final buzzer.

"That was a high-level college basketball game," Boyle said. "It was as good as advertised."

The Ducks had their five-game winning streak halted on a night when they struggled at times to run their offense.

Payton Pritchard had 21 points to lead Oregon, while Chris Duarte added 10.

"Just one of those nights," Altman said.

BIG PICTURE

Oregon: Boulder, Colorado, continues to haunt the Ducks, who were out-rebounded 36-34.

Colorado: Defense has been the Buffs' calling card all season. They fed off of it all evening as they led for over 30 minutes.

THIS & THAT

D'Shawn Schwartz finished with 13 points. ... Former Colorado football standout and current Denver Broncos tailback Phillip Lindsay was in attendance and given a round of applause when he was introduced. ... The attendance was 10,770.

NOT HAPPY

Boyle wasn't pleased with Bey picking up a technical for taunting.

"There's no room for that," Boyle said. "Unacceptable."

OFF FROM DEEP

Oregon entered the game averaging nearly nine made 3-pointers a game. The Ducks didn't make their first 3-pointer until the second half.

"We had some good looks and didn't knock them down early," Altman said.

ELITE COMPANY, PART I

The Ducks have their men's basketball, women's basketball and football teams all currently ranked in the top seven of the AP polls.

ELITE COMPANY, PART II

Oregon's appearance at No. 4 matches its highest ranking in the AP poll, although the Ducks are likely to drop next week. The team also was No. 4 in the Nov. 14, 2016, version of the poll. That team went on to reach the Final Four.

UP NEXT

Oregon: At Utah on Saturday.

Colorado: Hosts Oregon State on Sunday.

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Leaders

Oregon PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Patterson 0 0 0 1 0 0
F. Okoro 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Walton 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Wright IV 21 0 8 5 0 1

Team Comparison

Oreg Colora
Points For 65 74
Field Goals 25/56-45% 25/57-44%
Three Pointers 3/18-17% 7/22-32%
Free Throws 12/17-71% 17/25-68%
Offensive Rebounds 4 5
Defensive Rebounds 30 31
Rebounds 35 38
Blocks 3 2
Steals 5 1
Turnovers 13 8
Personal Fouls 23 13
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Jan 2 Oreg 65 @ Colora 74 C. Walker 2 S. Gatling 1

Game Information

Stadium: CU Events Center, Boulder, Colorado
Attendance: 10,770
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