Utah 52

(4-2, 1-2 away)

Colorado 76

(5-1, 4-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 7, 2005

    Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colorado

    1 2 T
    UTAH 16 3652
    COLO 33 4376

    Top Performers

    Utah: C. Jackson 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Blk

    Colorado: R. Roby 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Colorado 76, Utah 52

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Richard Roby scored 19 points and Colorado played tough defense to beat Utah 76-52 Wednesday night.

    Chris Copeland added 16 points as Colorado (5-1) extended it winning streak to four. Bryant Markson and Chris Jackson led Utah (4-2) with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

    The Utes had won the last two meetings between the two teams, but struggled with 17 turnovers and were only 2-for-14 in 3-pointers as they scored a season-low 16 points in the first half.

    Colorado started the second half making 2-of-7 shots, allowing Utah to cut a 17-point halftime deficit to 38-31 on a 3-pointer and a layup by Johnnie Bryant five minutes into the half.

    Martane Freeman hit two straight shots after a driving layup by Marcus Hall to put the Buffaloes back up by 44-31.

    Two free throws by Copeland capped a 6-0 run to give Colorado its biggest lead, 56-37, with 8:21 left. Utah got as close as 66-51 in the remaining three minutes on a layup by Ricky Johns.

    Colorado started slowly, missing 14-of-15 shots to start the game and trailed 10-3 after a layup by Utah's Luke Nevill. But the Buffaloes began finding their range from beyond the 3-point arc, connecting on seven 3-pointers, three by Roby and outscored Utah, 30-6 over the last 11:57 of the first half to lead 33-16. Colorado was 12-for-37 on 3-pointers.

    Copeland and Marcus Hall had two 3-pointers each in the first period. In contrast, the Utes were 0-for-4 on 3-pointers and shot 33 percent against a suffocating defense that also forced 11 turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 52 76
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 29-70 (.414)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-13 (.154) 12-37 (.324)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 6-11 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 24

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