Colorado put up a fight against No. 7 Oregon State and had it level going into halftime, but the Beaver's quality outshone the Buffaloes in the second half as OSU went on to top CU 66-44.
"We knew it was going to be a tough game...I liked how hard we played, and how tough we played defense, especially in the first half. I thought that kept us in the game, "said Coach Linda Lappe.
The Buffs' defense allowed them to stay in the game in the first half as they held OSU to 33.3% from the field in the half. Jen Reese, who led CU in scoring with 19 points, hit a three that saw Colorado take a brief lead before entering halftime at 26-26.
After the break, Oregon State got in a groove offensively and broke away with a lead that as they scored 40 points in the second half. Colorado couldn't stop all of the OSU's offensive weapons, and three Beavers scored in double digits.
"They (Oregon State) keep coming at you. They have very good balance in their team," said Lappe.
Reese powered the Colorado offense much of the game along with Jamee Swan who finished with 13 points. Foul trouble hampered Lexy Kresl as she had to sit out key stretches of the second half.
The Buffaloes will play their final home game of the season this Sunday against Oregon.