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Buffaloes fall to Utah in a heartbreaker, 56-54

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A seven-point lead with under five minutes to play wasn't enough to get Colorado the home win.

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After dominating the first 15 minutes of the second half the Colorado Buffaloes couldn't overcome a five minute end of game cold streak as Lorenzo Bonam hit a go-ahead layup with 1.1 seconds left to beat the Buffs 56-54.

George King led Colorado with 21 points and Josh Scott finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. In his big matchup with Jakob Poeltl Scott dominated most of the game as the Buffs held Poeltl to six points and 11 boards. Most of those came with late in the game as he only managed 5 rebounds and zero buckets in the first 20 minutes of the game.

This was the fourth straight loss to Utah and a big home loss that has to be deflating for the home Buffaloes. Next up is Oregon State in Boulder next Wednesday night.

Utah Utes
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jordan Loveridge, F 28 3-8 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 9
Kyle Kuzma, F 23 4-8 0-1 4-5 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 12
Jakob Poeltl, F 34 2-8 0-0 2-2 1 10 11 1 0 1 2 3 6
Brandon Taylor, G 33 3-9 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 7
Lorenzo Bonam, G 32 7-12 1-2 2-2 1 4 5 3 3 0 1 2 17
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Dakarai Tucker, F 15 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 2
Chris Reyes, F 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
Brekkott Chapman, F 17 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 0
Isaiah Wright, G 13 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 3
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
21-52 6-16 8-9 5 26 31 8 8 4 11 11 56
40.4% 37.5% 88.9%
Colorado Buffaloes
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Wesley Gordon, F 27 2-10 0-0 0-0 6 3 9 1 0 0 1 3 4
Josh Scott, F 35 5-12 0-0 0-0 4 6 10 3 1 1 1 1 10
Tre'Shaun Fletcher, G 23 2-4 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 5
George King, G 26 8-10 3-4 2-2 0 3 3 1 0 1 4 2 21
Dominique Collier, G 25 3-7 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 1 1 2 7
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Tory Miller, F 13 1-4 0-0 1-1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 3
Xavier Talton, G 10 0-5 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 0
Josh Fortune, G 27 2-6 0-4 0-1 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 1 4
Thomas Akyazili, G 14 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
23-60 5-16 3-4 12 25 37 12 5 5 12 11 54
38.3% 31.3% 75.0%