Colorado had their best road performance of the year, yet couldn't pull out the win as they lost to Oregon, 90-81. Colorado played through adversity for most of the game, but Oregon just forced too many turnovers and shot efficiently. Sometimes teams just don't miss and the Ducks didn't tonight. For Colorado, Andre Roberson and Spencer Dinwiddie had 12 points while Nate Tomlinson had 11. Ultimately, the Buffaloes still can't win on the road and it looks like they will be heading into the Pac-12 tournament as the fifth seed.
Things the Buffaloes did well: They hung around as long as they could. The Buffaloes deserve some credit; they got to the free throw line when their shots weren't going down and didn't go away until the last minutes of the game. Also, Carlon Brown played his best game in a while. He was patient and took smart shots all game, going 8-11 and adding 20 points.
Things the Buffaloes struggled with: In order to win on the road, teams cannot commit turnovers. Colorado had 15 turnovers and let the zone force them into bad decisions in the second half. Also, they let Oregon get way too many second chances. The Ducks were able to get 11 offensive rebounds. Furthermore, it was a better than expected performance for the Buffaloes, but the turnovers cost them the game.
Up Next: Colorado plays Oregon State on Saturday. If they can come out with the intensity they did tonight, they should win. Oregon shot incredibly well from the field and I don't expect Oregon State to do that. Hopefully, the Buffaloes can pull out the win and place 5th in the Pac-12.