LOS ANGELES (AP) — George King scored 26 factors and Colorado defeated UCLA sixty eight-fifty nine on Saturday, dropping the Bruins out of first place within the Pac-12.
King made a profession-excessive six three-pointers for the Buffaloes (eleven-7, three-three), who earned their first street win of the season. The group’s lone beginning senior completed one level in need of his profession excessive whereas grabbing 10 rebounds.
Thomas Welsh scored 20 factors — two off his profession greatest — to steer the Bruins (thirteen-5, four-2).
King scored eight in a row, together with consecutive three-pointers, to push Colorado’s result in fifty five-forty one.
Welsh took over for UCLA, scoring 10 in a row to shut to fifty five-fifty one. The 7-footer made two three-pointers whereas teammate Chris Smith missed three free throws.
A lot of the different Bruins have been no higher on the line, the place the staff was eight of 18, a statistic certainly galling to teach Steve Alford, who was a prime foul shooter at Indiana.
King answered together with his sixth three-pointer and Colorado led 60-fifty one. It was a part of a thirteen-eight run the Buffs used to shut out the sport.
After falling behind by 17, the Bruins closed the primary half with a 12-5 run, together with 9 in a row, to path 39-29 on the break. 4 totally different gamers scored for UCLA, with Aaron Vacation contributing 5 straight. The Bruins shot 36 % from the ground and made simply 2 of eleven three-pointers within the half.
Colorado: The Buffs have been zero-6 on the street, however the win received them again to .500. Defensively, they restricted UCLA to 37 % capturing from the ground and compelled Vacation — UCLA’s greatest defender — into six of the Bruins’ 10 turnovers.
UCLA: The Bruins had their two-recreation profitable streak snapped by dropping to a staff that they had owned because the Buffs joined the league in 2011-12. UCLA is eleven-three all-time towards the Buffs, and had gained seven of eight coming in. A win would have given the Bruins sole possession of first place within the league after No. 17 Arizona gained earlier.
Colorado: Hosts Washington State on Thursday.
UCLA: Visits Oregon State on Thursday.
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