NCAAB Game Recap - Stanford at Colorado
Sat Feb 8, 2020 6:00 PM EST

OkSt
70
Baylor
78
F
Gonz
90
StMar
60
F
Kansas
60
TCU
46
F
SDSU
89
AF
74
F
UVA
73
Lou
80
F
StLou
65
Dayt
71
F
Duke
98
UNC
96
F(OT)
Mia-FL
81
FlaSt
99
F
Seton
70
Vill
64
F
LSU
90
Aub
91
F(OT)
WVU
59
Okla
69
F
Oreg
53
OrSt
63
F
KY
77
Tenn
64
F
MSU
68
Mich
77
F
Nebras
72
Iowa
96
F
StJon
82
Crei
94
F
Minn
77
PSU
83
F
UCLA
65
Ariz
52
F
Stan
74
Colora
81
F
SMU
90
Temp
97
F(OT)
WIMil
80
IUPUI
79
F(OT)
BC
77
VaTec
73
F(OT)
Stony
64
UNH
81
F
DeP
72
GTown
76
F
URI
82
GrgWas
51
F
TexAM
54
SCar
74
F
VMI
75
Citad
64
F
HolyC
68
Boston
77
F
TexPA
75
ChiSt
64
F
Princ
62
Corn
73
F
Penn
76
Colum
67
F
GaTec
64
Pitt
73
F
Oral
76
NDSt
83
F
Fla
51
Miss
68
F
N TX
71
UAB
64
F
Maine
82
Bingha
75
F
Furm
82
WCU
73
F
Leh
62
Lafy
59
F
Purd
74
Ind
62
F
Rich
59
Ford
53
F
Tows
76
Drex
69
F
JMU
78
Del
80
F
Navy
60
Colg
67
F
TexAr
75
CoCar
89
F
Army
62
Amer
72
F
E MI
58
Akr
59
F
StBon
83
Duques
80
F
SDak
82
N DA
68
F
ArkSt
87
ArkLR
90
F
Winth
70
Longw
68
F
RobM
61
SacHr
58
F
GASt
77
ULMo
69
F
Ark
79
Mizzu
83
F(OT)
MiaO
46
Ohio
77
F
SoFL
75
Mem
73
F
TxTch
62
Tex
57
F
TxSt
57
App
60
F
Seatt
87
UtVal
85
F(OT)
PorSt
57
S UT
85
F
Drake
73
NrthIA
83
F
CenCT
60
Bry
64
F
UMBC
60
UMassL
50
F
Jacksn
65
NJIT
54
F
StFPA
85
Merrim
68
F
MtStM
67
StFNY
70
F
TexSA
84
Charl
91
F
FlInt
66
FlAtl
59
F
Elon
72
Charl
65
F
NE
71
Hof
75
F
WIGB
58
IL-C
71
F
MD-ES
53
Morg
61
F
NCAT
73
BethC
78
F
NCC
68
Copp
63
F
ETSU
73
Mercer
60
F
How
78
FlaAM
82
F(OT)
Lib
74
N AL
56
F
E KY
75
SIU-E
83
F
CenAR
82
McNee
76
F(OT)
Lipsco
72
KennSt
66
F
GWebb
88
USC-Up
57
F
Ball
64
W MI
68
F
(N/A)
64
LongI
67
F(OT)
Presb
62
Campbl
79
F
Toled
83
BGSU
85
F
MorSt
65
E IL
71
F
SamH
82
Nich
88
F
StJos
66
LaSal
83
F
Buck
65
LoyMD
78
F
MTSt
49
E WA
74
F
SeLA
75
InWor
82
F(OT)
NebOm
64
SDSt
81
F
JacSt
75
TN-M
61
F
TNTec
62
SEMO
60
F
AlSt
87
MsVl
74
F
IPFW
70
Denv
63
F
NOrl
74
SFA
81
F
Hamp
72
ChaSo
85
F
ECU
81
Tul
67
F
Wyo
68
NM
97
F
Rice
91
MidTN
83
F
Clev
55
YSU
67
F
Alab
105
UGA
102
F(OT)
Harv
71
Brown
72
F
APSU
63
Belm
71
F
TXSo
59
PVAM
69
F
Alc
57
JackSt
86
F
South
62
Gram
66
F
DelSt
57
Norf
85
F
NFla
69
FlGlf
60
F
Chat
84
Woff
77
F
SJSU
77
Nev
95
F
Detr
65
NoKY
84
F
Radf
81
HiPt
70
F
Dart
57
Yale
75
F
Oakl
71
WriSt
83
F
UTEP
53
OlDom
72
F
W&M
64
UNCW
70
F
LaTec
79
Marsh
83
F(OT)
Vermt
69
Hartfo
68
F
SoMis
72
W Ky
75
F
Wake
73
Syr
75
F
KansSt
63
IaSt
73
F
Fres
67
UNLV
68
F
Cal
45
Utah
60
F
NMSt
67
UMKC
61
F
GaSo
86
ULLa
79
F
MOSt
66
SIU
68
F
IndSt
67
IlSt
74
F
NWSt
93
HBU
79
F
Lamar
49
AbCh
84
F
Prov
58
Xav
64
F
AlaAM
58
ArkPB
54
F
Vand
70
MisSt
80
F
Murr
73
TNSt
65
F
NoAZ
70
Web
76
F
Sac
63
IdaSt
59
F
Mont
82
Ida
71
F
USF
76
BYU
90
F
UCRiv
59
CSNor
61
F
HI
75
CAPoly
79
F(OT)
GrCan
103
CBap
98
F
UCIrv
61
UCSB
64
F
Portl
81
USD
88
F(2OT)
Pepp
78
Pacif
79
F
Bois
61
UtSt
70
F
USC
64
AzSt
66
F
UCDav
87
CS-Ful
81
F

Feb 8, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Stanford (16-7)

33

41

74

(24) Colorado (19-5)

22

59

81

Colorado overcomes 16-point deficit in win over Stanford
Sat Feb 8, 2020 10:01 PM

BOULDER, Colorado (AP) A classic comeback by Colorado, a five-point play by Stanford, a valiant effort by the short-handed Cardinal and an historic start by the 24th-ranked Buffaloes.

All of that was overshadowed by the unity the teams showed after a scary scene in which Stanford leading scorer Oscar Da Silva slammed his head on the floor while trying to prevent a breakaway basket by 262-pound Colorado center Evan Battey.

"Being with another team like that in the middle of a game? I think it was pretty cool that the other team showed a lot of affection, a lot of emotion when Oscar went down," Stanford's Jaiden Delaire said.

Da Silva needed several stitches to close a deep cut above his left eye and missed the rest of the game, which Colorado won 81-74, storming back from a 16-point deficit in the third-largest second-half comeback in the Buffaloes'history.

"Accidents happen in basketball," said McKinley Wright IV, who led Colorado with 21 points. "I've known Evan for three years now, dude has the biggest heart of anybody I've ever met, including my family. I've never met someone with a heart like his, so he didn't do it on purpose at all.

"It was emotional, because I looked back and was seeing Oscar's head bleeding, his eyes starting to roll back, so I didn't know what happened. I got down on my knee and said a prayer."

At first it appeared Battey was also injured on the play, but the sophomore forward who had a stroke two years ago said he was just emotional.

"I wasn't banged up at all. The fact that I had my eyes closed running up, I think I elbowed him in the face. But I just saw his reaction, I saw the way he was landing, and I just broke down," Battey said.

After several minutes, Da Silva was helped to his feet and taken to get stitches, and a crying Battey comforted several of Da Silva's teammates -- and vice versa at midcout.

Colorado coach Tad Boyle asked Wright to call both teams together in prayer, and Stanford coach Jerod Haase asked "for both teams to keep playing hard," Wright said.

"Our coach told both teams that Oscar was going to be OK and he told both teams to compete as hard as they can and just finish up the game," Delaire said. "So he tried to make the other team not feel as bad and give us some encouraging words to continue the game."

After the huddle, Battey also left to get a medical evaluation but returned a few minutes later and played a big role in Colorado's comeback.

"I had to go in the locker room for like five-10 minutes, just kind of debrief," Battey said. "You could see as the game went on, I was still crying, shedding tears. When I made that 3, I was shedding tears as well. It was an emotional game for me the whole way through. I don't know what happened when I was in the locker room, I don't know how we played after that, how Stanford played, but all I know is after that, I played for Oscar."

Battey's runner gave Colorado a 51-49 lead, and his fourth 3-pointer of the season made it 56-54. The Buffs took the lead for good on Bey's two free throws with 7:44 remaining that made it 58-56.

"We just knew we couldn't afford this loss," Wright said.

D'Shawn Schwartz added 20 points for Colorado, and all of Tyler Bey's 11 points and nine of his dozen boards came in the second half when the Buffaloes shot 70% from the floor, 100% from behind the arc and 85% from the stripe.

That followed an awful first half in which the Buffs shot 28% from the floor, 23% from three-point range and 54% from the line.

At 19-5 overall and atop the Pac-12 at 8-3, the Buffaloes are off to the best start in their history, topping the 1954-55 and 1968-69 squads that started out 18-6.

Stanford (16-7, 5-5), which led 39-23 early in the second half, got 18 points from Tyrell Terry, 14 from Spencer Jones 14 and 12 from Isaac White.

HOT AT HALFTIME

The Buffs trailed 33-22 at halftime following a five-point swing in the final two-tents of a second of the first half.

Terry fired up a 3-pointer that Eli Parquet got a hand on. Colorado coach Tad Boyle was assessed a technical after Parquet was called for the foul.

Terry sank all five free throws, sending Stanford into the locker room with an 11-point lead instead of 6.

BIG PICTURE

Stanford: The Cardinal was hoping to follow an 80-70 win over Oregon with another victory over a ranked team but Stanford sorely missed Da Silva and starting guard Bryce Willis, who sprained his right ankle in a loss at Utah on Thursday night and didn't play. Willis scored a dozen points in the Cardinal's win over Colorado last season.

Colorado: The strong storm-back will keep the Buffs from falling out of the poll and could serve as a springboard to a strong finish in the Pac-12. The Buffs hit all eight of their 3-pointers in the second half after going 3-for-13 in the first half. And they sank 23 of 27 free throws after going just 7-for-13 from the stripe before halftime.

UP NEXT

Stanford returns home to host Arizona State on Thursday night.

Colorado visits Oregon on Friday night.

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Leaders

Stanford PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Keefe 0 0 0 1 0 0
S. Beskind 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Walton 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Kountz 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Stan Colora
Points For 74 81
Field Goals 24/58-41% 20/41-49%
Three Pointers 12/21-57% 11/21-52%
Free Throws 14/17-82% 30/40-75%
Offensive Rebounds 6 4
Defensive Rebounds 22 28
Rebounds 33 36
Blocks 2 3
Steals 4 4
Turnovers 11 10
Personal Fouls 27 17
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 8 Stan 74 @ Colora 81 L. Kisunas 2 E. Parquet 1

Game Information

Stadium: CU Events Center, Boulder, Colorado
Attendance: 10,930
Game Time: