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Josh Scott and The Keg lead the Buffaloes in an Arizona upset

The Buffaloes withstood every Wildcat run in the second half to pull off the top ten upset.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Coors Event Center was electric on Wednesday night as Josh Scott and the Colorado Buffaloes shook off multiple Arizona rallies to knock off the No. 9 Wildcats, 75 - 72.

A crowd of 11,309 brought a level of energy and noise not seen this season and Josh Scott played like a senior possessed while leading the Buffs with 26 points and 9 rebounds. He took care of business on the defensive end as well, limiting Kaleb Tarczewski to eight points and seven rebounds. George King finished with 14 points and Josh Fortune overcame his recent turnover woes with 13 points and a crucial three.

In the first few minutes of the game, everything was going Arizona's way. The Wildcats won the opening tip and drew a foul on Wes Gordon on their first possession. It was setting up exactly how the Wildcats wanted it to, if Colorado was to get a win, they needed Gordon on floor, not in foul trouble.

Around the 12 minute mark, Gordon was charged with his second foul, one that should have been given to Josh Fortune. Luckily for the home team, one of the assistants noticed the error and it was corrected.

Josh Scott wasn't the only thorn in Tarczewski's side, as he got into early foul trouble, picking up his second personal with eight minutes to play in the first half .

For Colorado, the relied on Josh Fortune, who posted eight points in the first half to lead the team. At the break, Colorado lead 37-33.

At the beginning of the second half, George King got the third-largest crowd in Coors Events Center history to their feet, opening with five straight points, including a dunk that nearly brought the roof down.

While King had a stellar half with ten total points, it was senior Josh Scott stole the show. He had 17 points and five rebounds in the final 20. In the last big home game of his career, he put the team on his back and carried them across the finish line. Down the stretch, the team was able to do something they had struggled with last week against USC and held onto their lead. Aggressiveness on the offensive end played a big part in that.

"One thing is that we played aggressively down the stretch rather than getting tentative on offense," Josh Scott said after the game. "Also, we were just tough; we came up with big boards and came up with big stops. That's what you've got to do against a good team like that."

Tough they were, as they withstood 51% second half shooting from the Wildcats, who were lead by Ryan Anderson with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

With one minute to play, Colorado held a 75-72 lead after a powerful dunk from Tarczewski. Colorado played for the last possession following a team timeout, but Gabe York managed to strip Josh Scott for the steal. Luckily, he dribbled the ball off of his foot with 13 seconds remaining and Colorado just needed to hold for the win.

However, with this team, nothing is that simple, as Josh Scott turned it over for the second time in 18 seconds. With just eight seconds left on the clock, Arizona needed a three to tie. As time expired, Allonzo Trier fired off a shot over George King that clanked off the rim and into the waiting hands of Dom Collier. As soon as the buzzer sounded, a massive student section began to pour over the barrier and onto the court.

Final score, 75-72 as the Buffaloes recorded their first win over a top 10 team since January of 2014 and the program's 400th win in Coors Events Center.

What's Next:

On Sunday, Colorado will face Arizona State at 2:30 as they look to send off seniors Josh Scott and Xavier Talton with one final home victory.