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Georgia Bests Buffaloes, 64-57

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Colorado falls to 0-2 on the road in 2014-15

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Colorado's problems taking their show on the road continued Sunday in Athens, Ga., as Georgia topped the Buffs 64-57.

"It was here to be had," head coach Tad Boyle told AM-760 following the loss. "No disrespect to Georgia, this isn't a hard place to play. It was a Sunday afternoon game. It was an opportunity to win, and we didn't take advantage of it. It's disappointing."

A 7:07 scoring drought spanning both halves was the difference in Sunday's game. Xavier Johnson hit a three to tie the contest at 22 with 4:11 to play in the first half. Colorado wouldn't score again in the half, as the Bulldogs took a 34-22 lead into the locker room.

"That drought at the end of the first half hurt, there's no doubt," Boyle said. "We didn't get stops to keep ourselves in the game, unfortunately it was kind of Wyoming all over again."

It took the Buffs until the 17:04 mark to get on the board in the second half with a layup by Askia Booker. Colorado promptly entered another dry spell, going nearly four minutes without a point.

Colorado trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half, but slowly chipped away at the Bulldog lead. Johnson cut the UGA advantage to six with 1:08 to play with a three-pointer, but it proved to be too late, as Georgia sunk free throws to secure the victory, their first over Colorado since 2010.

Booker finished with 20 points, Josh Scott added 18 points and 11 boards. Johnson also finished in double figures (10) after missing Wednesday's contest against San Francisco with a hamstring injury.

The trio combined for 48 of Colorado's 57 points. The CU bench managed to tally just five points, compared to 17 for UGA.

The Buffs return to the Coors Events Center hardwood on Wednesday, for a showdown with Colorado State.