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Colorado Pulls Away From Arizona 66-51

Jen Reese scores 20 points in victory

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Colorado went into the locker room tied 28-28 with the Arizona Wildcats, but the Buffs were able to crush the Wildcats by a 15 point margin in the second half and cruise to a 66-51 victory.

The Buffaloes looked in trouble when point guard Lexy Kresl went down with an injury in the first half, but she returned to play most of the second half.  Kresl struggled with her shot, but she registered six rebounds and five assists as her teammates did most of the scoring.

Arizona stymied the Buff's offense in the first half, but Colorado shot the ball much better in the second period and finished with a field goal percentage of 47.4%.

Jen Reese led the Buffs with 20 points, and Jamee Swan and Haley Smith added 15 and 12, respectively.

The win marks CU's second conference win away from home and brings their record to 6-11 in Pac-12 play.  Their final regular season game is on Sunday when the Buffs travel to Arizona State.  The Pac-12 tournament will begin the following week, and the Buffaloes will have to play a first round game on Thursday.