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Buffaloes Bounced By Ducks, 93-85

Buffs give up 53 percent from the floor in loss

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Colorado's stay in the Pac-12 tournament came to a conclusion in the quarterfinal round Thursday night against Oregon in a 93-85 loss.

The Buffs gave up 59 points in the second half after leading by three, 37-34 at the half. The Ducks shot an astronomical 76 percent from the floor in the second half, advancing to the Pac-12 semifinals for the second time in the last three years.

Colorado jumped out to a 29-18 lead early, and held Oregon to just 33 percent from the field in the first half.

Oregon applied a full-court pressure after the first media timeout, turning Colorado over and forcing rushed shots.

Second-half turnovers against the UO press doomed Colorado, never getting closer than four in the waning minutes.

Josh Scott finished with 16 points, Dominique Collier tallied 14, and Askia Booker added 12 in what could be his final game in a Colorado uniform. Xavier Talton scored 12 points and Xavier Johnson added 10.

Joseph Young had a game-high 30 points for the Ducks.

Should Colorado not accept a CBI bid, they finish the season at 15-17.