NCAAB Game Recap - Colorado at Arizona State
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:00 PM EST

SCla
54
Gonz
104
F
Oreg
61
WaSt
72
F
Colora
68
AzSt
61
F
Cin
49
Mem
60
F
Lipsco
57
NJIT
75
F
Army
79
HolyC
67
F
Radf
63
USC-Up
59
F
HiPt
68
UNCA
66
F
KennSt
51
FlGlf
73
F
NFla
75
Jacksn
68
F
ArkSt
80
App
83
F(OT)
Stetsn
54
N AL
49
F
GaSo
82
Troy
66
F
YSU
63
NoKY
88
F
Presb
74
Longw
67
F
Winth
116
Hamp
95
F
Clev
62
WriSt
75
F
Hof
63
UNCW
61
F
Maris
66
Monm
74
F
Charl
77
Marsh
75
F
Quin
57
Manh
69
F
MidTN
94
FlAtl
97
F(OT)
UAB
68
FlInt
93
F
Elon
41
Drex
63
F
W&M
77
Del
68
F
ArkLR
71
CoCar
55
F
NE
79
Charl
76
F
ChaSo
77
Campbl
62
F
Rice
56
LaTec
72
F
Detr
90
WIMil
84
F
Oakl
69
WIGB
73
F
OlDom
69
W Ky
71
F
Oral
87
W IL
70
F
TexAr
81
ULLa
65
F
GASt
72
SthAL
63
F
N TX
72
SoMis
52
F
TxSt
64
ULMo
63
F
CSBak
74
UMKC
64
F(OT)
SIU
48
LoyIL
64
F
IlSt
74
Drake
84
F
GrCan
78
ChiSt
64
F
APSU
84
SEMO
59
F
Utah
77
Ariz
93
F
JacSt
69
E IL
70
F
Murr
84
TN-M
62
F
LoyMa
67
Pepp
75
F
NMSt
70
UtVal
56
F
NoAZ
75
S UT
72
F
Sac
52
N CO
71
F
Web
76
IdaSt
68
F(OT)
USD
70
BYU
93
F
E KY
56
Belm
87
F
TNTec
72
SIU-E
69
F
MorSt
48
TNSt
64
F
CSNor
80
UCRiv
68
F
TexPA
74
Seatt
91
F
Pacif
65
Portl
55
F
UCDav
85
LongB
82
F
Cal
56
USC
88
F
E WA
78
Ida
75
F
OrSt
56
Wash
64
F
CAPoly
61
HI
65
F

Jan 16, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(20) Colorado (14-3)

28

40

68

Arizona State (10-7)

28

33

61

No. 20 Colorado overcomes slow start, beats Arizona St 68-61
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:19 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Colorado's shooting was mediocre and its rebounding was inconsistent. All the while, the veteran Buffaloes never looked concerned, grinding out impressive defensive possessions until a few shots finally fell.

The end result was a rare 68-61 road win over Arizona State on Thursday night. It snapped No. 20 Colorado's six-game losing streak on the Sun Devils' home floor and further solidifies the team's standing in the upper-tier of the Pac-12.

"It feels so good," Colorado guard McKinley Wright said. "We talked about it all week in practice: Championship teams have to win on the road and our end goal is a Pac-12 championship. It starts here - it starts on the road together and we got one."

The Buffaloes (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) are off to their best 17-game start since the 2013-14 season. Tyler Bey led Colorado with 19 points and Lucas Siewert added 14. Wright had 11 points despite shooting just 4 of 15 from the field and Shane Gatling scored 10.

Colorado won its first road game in conference play and has won seven of eight overall. Siewert hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and Bey made his only attempt from long range to give the Buffaloes some much-needed offense.

It was a disjointed, physical game that was equal parts good defense and bad shooting. Colorado made a few shots in a row midway though the second half and an 11-0 run pushed its lead to 44-32 with 10:35 left.

"Our guys did what they had to do," Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. "Sometimes you've got to win ugly on the road. That's what we did."

Arizona State (10-7, 1-3) has dropped five of its last seven. The Sun Devils pulled within 49-44 with about 7 minutes left but Siewert responded with his fourth 3-pointer to stop the rally.

"We had our chances," Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said. "Really anybody had the chance to take command of the game. We went empty - had some turnovers, missed some free throws. We were never able to gain any momentum."

Remy Martin scored 25 points and Romello White had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who shot just 30% from the field in the second half, including 4 of 19 (21%) from 3-point range.

Arizona State's players besides Martin and White combined to shoot just 6 of 35 (17%) from the field.

"We need some other guys to be a little more consistent than they were tonight," Hurley said.

Wright made a layup with 33 seconds left before halftime to tie the game 28-all going into the break. The Buffaloes struggled on offense for much of the half, shooting just 9 of 27 (33%) from the field. But their defense was terrific, just as its been for most of the season.

Colorado came into Thursday giving up 61.3 points per game, which ranks second in the Pac-12.

"That's all we talk about is defense at halftime or before the game," Bey said. "We don't really talk about offense because we let that just come to us."

Siewert helped the Buffaloes early by scoring 11 points off the bench in the first half, making 3 of 4 shots from 3-point range. Arizona State was led by Martin's 12 points.

The two teams already played once this year, Nov. 8 in China. The Buffaloes won 81-71 but it didn't count as a conference game.

BIG PICTURE

Colorado: It wasn't the prettiest win, but the Buffaloes will take it. Colorado starts three juniors and a senior and the veteran presence was obvious when the team didn't panic after a poor offensive start.

Arizona State: The Sun Devils had a chance to win this game thanks to their defense, but the bad offensive day was too much to overcome.

UP NEXT

Colorado: The Buffaloes travel to face Arizona on Saturday.

Arizona State: The Sun Devils host Utah on Saturday.

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Leaders

Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Strating 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels 0 0 0 1 0 0
Arizona State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. House 0 0 1 3 1 0
J. Graham 0 0 0 2 0 0

Team Comparison

Colora AzSt
Points For 68 61
Field Goals 21/52-40% 24/70-34%
Three Pointers 7/18-39% 6/23-26%
Free Throws 19/26-73% 7/11-64%
Offensive Rebounds 8 17
Defensive Rebounds 32 25
Rebounds 44 46
Blocks 3 7
Steals 8 3
Turnovers 13 14
Personal Fouls 16 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Colora Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 8 AzSt 71 @ Colora 81 E. Valtonen 1 A. Strating 1
Thu Jan 16 Colora 68 @ AzSt 61 E. Parquet 1 T. Cherry 2

Game Information

Stadium: Wells-Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
Attendance: 9,479
Game Time: