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Colorado overcomes second-half deficit, tops Utah

Field Level Media
12 Jan 2021, 11:40 GMT+10

D'Shawn Schwartz had 15 points and 15 rebounds, Jabari Walker added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Colorado beat Utah 65-58 on Monday in Salt Lake City.

Evan Battey added 10 points for the Buffaloes (9-3, 3-2 Pac-12).

Timmy Allen scored a game-high 19 points and Alfonso Plummer contributed 12 for the Utes (4-5, 1-4). The Utes shot just 2-for-11 from the foul line.

The Utes led 37-27 at halftime but Colorado came out hot in the second half. Schwartz scored on two layups and a jumper, Eli Parquet hit a jumper and Battey sank two free throws to tie the game just 3:29 in.

Following the first media timeout of the half, Walker converted a three-point play and Horne hit a layup to cap a 15-0 run. Plummer's 3-pointer ended Utah's drought that spanned 6:34 going back to the first half.

The Utes missed seven shots and two free throws and committed a turnover between points.

Pelle Larsson made a 3-pointer and Branden Carlson's jumper got Utah within 46-45 with 10:40 left. Walker hit a 3-pointer and Battey scored to put the Buffaloes ahead 51-45 with 8:02 left.

Utah's Ian Martinez sank a 3-pointer, and after two free throws by Battey, Allen hit two layups around a Schwartz turnover to get the Utes within 53-52 with 3:16 left.

Colorado's McKinley Wright IV hit two free throws out of a timeout, Carlson missed two for Utah, and then Battey and Allen traded baskets to make it 57-54 with 2:09 left. The Utes missed a layup and a dunk and Schwartz hit a jumper with 56 seconds left to stretch the Buffaloes' lead to five points.

Riley Battin missed a 3-point attempt for Utah, and Colorado closed it out at the foul line.

Colorado led by two before Utah made a run to take a lead at the end of the first half. Plummer had five points and Carlson a jumper and a dunk during a 15-2 run that gave the Utes an 11-point lead, their biggest of the game, and they were on top by 10 at halftime.

--Field Level Media

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