LOS ANGELES (AP) George King scored 26 factors and Colorado defeated UCLA 68-59 on Saturday, dropping the Bruins out of first place within the Pac-12.
King made a career-high six Three-pointers for the Buffaloes (11-7, Three-Three), who earned their first street win of the season. The crew’s lone beginning senior completed one level in need of his profession excessive whereas grabbing 10 rebounds.
Thomas Welsh scored 20 factors – two off his profession finest – to guide the Bruins (13-5, Four-2).
King scored eight in a row, together with consecutive Three-pointers, to push Colorado’s result in 55-41.
Welsh took over for UCLA, scoring 10 in a row to shut to 55-51. The 7-footer made two Three-pointers whereas teammate Chris Smith missed three free throws.
Many of the different Bruins had been no higher on the line, the place the crew was Eight of 18, a statistic absolutely galling to teach Steve Alford, who was a high foul shooter at Indiana.
King answered along with his sixth Three-pointer and Colorado led 60-51. It was a part of a 13-Eight run the Buffs used to shut out the sport.
After falling behind by 17, the Bruins closed the primary half with a 12-5 run, together with 9 in a row, to path 39-29 on the break. 4 totally different gamers scored for UCLA, with Aaron Vacation contributing 5 straight. The Bruins shot 36 % from the ground and made simply 2 of 11 Three-pointers within the half.
Colorado: The Buffs had been Zero-6 on the street, however the win bought them again to .500. Defensively, they restricted UCLA to 37 % taking pictures from the ground and compelled Vacation – UCLA’s finest defender – into six of the Bruins’ 10 turnovers.
UCLA: The Bruins had their two-game successful streak snapped by dropping to a crew they’d owned because the Buffs joined the league in 2011-12. UCLA is 11-Three all-time in opposition to the Buffs, and had received seven of eight coming in. A win would have given the Bruins sole possession of first place within the league after No. 17 Arizona received earlier.
Colorado: Hosts Washington State on Thursday.
UCLA: Visits Oregon State on Thursday.
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