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No. 25 Colorado bounces back, races past Utah 91-52

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) The Colorado Buffaloes loved their 1960s throwback uniforms featuring “BUFFS” in gold lettering and gold numbers and the old-school interlocking “CU” on their shorts.

"Might as well make these the home permanent jerseys," McKinley Wright IV said as he basked in the 25th-ranked Buffs' 91-52 rout of Utah on Sunday.

Evan Battey even said he'll keep wearing the high tube socks that he added to his ensemble.

“Oh yeah, every game we wear these, it's going to come," said Battey, who recorded a double-double along with Tyler Bey.

It was the Buffs' body of work, not their uniforms, that impressed their coach.

Tad Boyle called it “as complete a performance" as the Buffs (13-3, 2-1 Pac-12) have had all season.

“You put in offense, you put in defense, you put in rebounding and you out-rebound a team by 20 and you have 17 assists and nine turnovers and you execute the defensive game plan the way our guys did tonight, it just shows you what the ceiling of this team is going to be," Boyle said.

Wright had 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to lead the Buffaloes, who put an old-fashioned whooping on their rivals, racing out to a 44-22 halftime lead and never letting up.

The Buffs were looking to bounce back from a big letdown against Oregon State on the heels of their signature win over Oregon last week, and they did just that.

The Buffs raced out to a 26-7 led over the stunned Utes (10-5, 1-2).

“This is Colorado basketball and it's hard to beat us when we're playing like this,” Battey said.

Bey finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds and Battey had 17 points to go with 10 boards. D'Shawn Schwartz added 14 points for Colorado.

Sophomore forward Timmy Allen, who leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 21.1 points per game, had seven of Utah's first nine points but didn't score again. Riley Battin led the Utes with eight points.

“Team effort,” Wright said of stifling Allen. “Our coaches the entire week kept saying his name. We took that as an individual challenge and a collective challenge to shut their water off. We kept hearing his name all week. It was kind of annoying."

They hardly heard it at all Sunday.

“We showed up, we just had our teeth punched in,” Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. “It’s a veteran team that’s physical and we got exposed on the level of physicality. Any time you’re minus-20 on the glass, I think that’s a big part of it. They’re a good defensive team, one of the best in the country. They have a lot of facets to make them successful they came out and responded very well."

SILVER LINING

Kyrstowiak doesn't think the 39-point loss will linger.

“Michigan State was 5-0 in the Big Ten and got smacked. Life is hard. The Baltimore Ravens were the best team in the NFL and they got it handed to them," he said. “You have to be ready to compete and I think there are some deficiencies in our game right now that we have to clean up. ...

“That is the nature of sports. There is going to be a winner and a loser in every game. If you have a chance to lose a game by three or by 40, which one is better? The result is a loss. The key for us is we need to stay together. Our group needs to stay together and keep growing. I sense we will."

BIG PICTURE

Utah was hoping for a closer contest after playing Oregon tight in a 69-64 loss that followed its 81-69 thumping of Oregon State, but the Utes looked lethargic even though the elevation isn't an issue for them.

Colorado bounced back from its 76-68 loss against Oregon State that followed its 74-65 win over then-No. 4 Oregon. The Buffaloes didn't give the Utes a slimmer of hope, never letting up even when reserves filled the floor for much of the second half.

UP NEXT

Utah visits Arizona on Thursday night.

Colorado travels to Arizona State on Thursday night.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Colorado  
19:39 +2 D'Shawn Schwartz made jump shot 0-2
19:08   Riley Battin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:06   Offensive rebound by Lahat Thioune  
19:00 +2 Lahat Thioune made layup 2-2
18:40 +2 Evan Battey made layup 2-4
18:20   Lost ball turnover on Both Gach, stolen by McKinley Wright IV  
18:16 +2 Tyler Bey made layup, assist by Shane Gatling 2-6
17:37   Timmy Allen missed layup, blocked by Evan Battey  
17:37   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
17:37   D'Shawn Schwartz missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:35   Offensive rebound by Shane Gatling  
17:27   McKinley Wright IV missed jump shot  
17:25   Offensive rebound by Evan Battey  
17:09 +2 Evan Battey made layup 2-8
17:02   Both Gach missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:00   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
16:56 +3 Shane Gatling made 3-pt. jump shot 2-11
16:33   Traveling violation turnover on Rylan Jones  
16:18 +3 McKinley Wright IV made 3-pt. jump shot 2-14
16:04   Rylan Jones missed jump shot  
16:02   Defensive rebound by McKinley Wright IV  
15:38   D'Shawn Schwartz missed jump shot  
15:36   Offensive rebound by Evan Battey  
15:30   Shane Gatling missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:28   Offensive rebound by Evan Battey  
15:19 +2 Evan Battey made layup 2-16
15:11   Timmy Allen missed layup  
15:09   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
15:06   D'Shawn Schwartz missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:04   Defensive rebound by Lahat Thioune  
14:41   Shooting foul on Lucas Siewert  
14:41 +1 Timmy Allen made 1st of 2 free throws 3-16
14:41   Timmy Allen missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
14:41   Defensive rebound by D'Shawn Schwartz  
14:19   Lucas Siewert missed jump shot  
14:17   Offensive rebound by Evan Battey  
14:16   Personal foul on Branden Carlson  
14:13   Evan Battey missed layup  
14:11   Defensive rebound by Rylan Jones  
14:01   Both Gach missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:59   Defensive rebound by Lucas Siewert  
13:40   Evan Battey missed layup  
13:38   Defensive rebound by Timmy Allen  
13:32 +2 Timmy Allen made layup 5-16
13:02 +2 Daylen Kountz made jump shot 5-18
12:45   Timmy Allen missed jump shot  
12:43   Defensive rebound by D'Shawn Schwartz  
12:37 +2 McKinley Wright IV made layup 5-20
12:37   Shooting foul on Rylan Jones  
12:36 +1 McKinley Wright IV made free throw 5-21
12:25   Personal foul on Eli Parquet  
12:09 +2 Timmy Allen made layup 7-21
11:54 +2 Eli Parquet made jump shot, assist by Maddox Daniels 7-23
11:33   Timmy Allen missed jump shot  
11:31   Defensive rebound by Eli Parquet  
11:17 +3 Lucas Siewert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eli Parquet 7-26
10:48   Shooting foul on Lucas Siewert  
10:48 +1 Timmy Allen made 1st of 2 free throws 8-26
10:48 +1 Timmy Allen made 2nd of 2 free throws 9-26
10:21   Daylen Kountz missed layup  
10:19   Defensive rebound by Marc Reininger  
9:57   Mikael Jantunen missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:55   Offensive rebound by Marc Reininger  
9:53   Shooting foul on Eli Parquet  
9:53   Marc Reininger missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:53 +1 Marc Reininger made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-26
9:41   Bad pass turnover on Tyler Bey, stolen by Mikael Jantunen  
9:29   Marc Reininger missed layup  
9:27   Offensive rebound by Marc Reininger  
9:20   Marc Reininger missed layup  
9:18   Offensive rebound by Both Gach  
9:13   Jaxon Brenchley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:11   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
8:58   Bad pass turnover on Daylen Kountz  
8:45   Traveling violation turnover on Both Gach  
8:25 +3 Maddox Daniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by McKinley Wright IV 10-29
7:53 +3 Marc Reininger made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Both Gach 13-29
7:30 +2 Evan Battey made layup 13-31
7:12   Lost ball turnover on Both Gach, stolen by Maddox Daniels  
6:57   Lost ball turnover on Evan Battey, stolen by Timmy Allen  
6:43   Timmy Allen missed layup  
6:41   Defensive rebound by D'Shawn Schwartz  
6:20   D'Shawn Schwartz missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:18   Defensive rebound by Timmy Allen  
5:58   Traveling violation turnover on Mikael Jantunen  
5:31 +2 Tyler Bey made jump shot, assist by McKinley Wright IV 13-33
5:12 +2 Mikael Jantunen made layup, assist by Rylan Jones 15-33
4:49 +3 McKinley Wright IV made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alexander Strating 15-36
4:20   Lost ball turnover on Riley Battin, stolen by McKinley Wright IV  
4:13   Tyler Bey missed dunk  
4:11   Offensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
4:11   Shooting foul on Rylan Jones  
4:11 +1 Tyler Bey made 1st of 2 free throws 15-37
4:11   Tyler Bey missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:11   Defensive rebound by Riley Battin  
3:55   Both Gach missed jump shot  
3:53   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
3:48   Shooting foul on Timmy Allen  
3:48   Alexander Strating missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:48 +1 Alexander Strating made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-38
3:26 +2 Rylan Jones made jump shot 17-38
3:04   Offensive foul on D'Shawn Schwartz  
3:04   Turnover on D'Shawn Schwartz  
2:55   Offensive foul on Lahat Thioune  
2:55   Turnover on Lahat Thioune  
2:40   Tyler Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:38   Offensive rebound by Evan Battey  
2:31 +2 Evan Battey made layup 17-40
1:44   Rylan Jones missed jump shot  
1:38   Defensive rebound by McKinley Wright IV  
1:38   Shane Gatling missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:38   Offensive rebound by Evan Battey  
1:38 +2 D'Shawn Schwartz made layup, assist by McKinley Wright IV 17-42
1:29   Timmy Allen missed jump shot  
1:29   Offensive rebound by Marc Reininger  
1:29 +3 Both Gach made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rylan Jones 20-42
55.0   Shane Gatling missed jump shot  
53.0   Offensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
53.0   Personal foul on Rylan Jones  
41.0   Evan Battey missed jump shot  
39.0   Defensive rebound by Both Gach  
32.0 +2 Both Gach made layup 22-42
7.0 +2 McKinley Wright IV made jump shot 22-44
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:37   Tyler Bey missed jump shot  
19:35   Offensive rebound by Evan Battey  
19:26 +2 Evan Battey made dunk 22-46
19:14   Riley Battin missed jump shot  
19:12   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
19:03 +2 McKinley Wright IV made jump shot 22-48
18:39 +2 Riley Battin made layup, assist by Timmy Allen 24-48
18:21   Shane Gatling missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:19   Defensive rebound by Timmy Allen  
18:12   Offensive foul on Timmy Allen  
18:12   Turnover on Timmy Allen  
17:56 +2 Evan Battey made hook shot 24-50
17:51   Timmy Allen missed layup  
17:49   Offensive rebound by Utah  
17:43   Both Gach missed jump shot  
17:41   Defensive rebound by McKinley Wright IV  
17:38 +2 Tyler Bey made alley-oop shot, assist by McKinley Wright IV 24-52
17:38   Shooting foul on Timmy Allen  
17:38   Tyler Bey missed free throw  
17:38   Defensive rebound by Timmy Allen  
17:26   Branden Carlson missed jump shot  
17:24   Defensive rebound by Evan Battey  
17:18   Tyler Bey missed jump shot  
17:16   Defensive rebound by Both Gach  
16:56   Bad pass turnover on Both Gach  
16:31   Bad pass turnover on Shane Gatling  
16:23 +3 Riley Battin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alfonso Plummer 27-52
15:55   D'Shawn Schwartz missed reverse layup, blocked by Branden Carlson  
15:53   Defensive rebound by Branden Carlson  
15:45   Bad pass turnover on Both Gach, stolen by Tyler Bey  
15:39 +2 D'Shawn Schwartz made jump shot, assist by McKinley Wright IV 27-54
15:10   Rylan Jones missed driving layup, blocked by Tyler Bey  
15:08   Defensive rebound by McKinley Wright IV  
15:03 +2 D'Shawn Schwartz made layup, assist by McKinley Wright IV 27-56
14:33   Riley Battin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:31   Defensive rebound by D'Shawn Schwartz  
14:23   D'Shawn Schwartz missed driving layup  
14:21   Offensive rebound by D'Shawn Schwartz  
14:19   D'Shawn Schwartz missed dunk, blocked by Branden Carlson  
14:17   Defensive rebound by Rylan Jones  
14:16 +3 Rylan Jones made 3-pt. jump shot 30-56
14:16   Shooting foul on McKinley Wright IV  
14:16 +1 Rylan Jones made free throw 31-56
13:54 +2 Daylen Kountz made driving layup 31-58
13:35   Jaxon Brenchley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:33   Defensive rebound by McKinley Wright IV  
13:27 +3 McKinley Wright IV made 3-pt. jump shot 31-61
13:04   Mikael Jantunen missed layup  
13:02   Defensive rebound by Daylen Kountz  
12:52   Offensive foul on Alexander Strating  
12:52   Turnover on Alexander Strating  
12:37 +2 Riley Battin made hook shot 33-61
12:15 +2 Daylen Kountz made jump shot 33-63
12:15 +3 Alfonso Plummer made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rylan Jones 36-63
11:40   Lucas Siewert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:38   Offensive rebound by Colorado  
11:38   Personal foul on Mikael Jantunen  
11:37   Personal foul on Rylan Jones  
11:34 +3 Maddox Daniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Daylen Kountz 36-66
11:18 +2 Jaxon Brenchley made driving layup 38-66
11:01   Lost ball turnover on Eli Parquet, stolen by Alfonso Plummer  
10:52 +2 Mikael Jantunen made layup 40-66
10:39   Maddox Daniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:37   Defensive rebound by Mikael Jantunen  
10:22   Shooting foul on Lucas Siewert  
10:22 +1 Riley Battin made 1st of 2 free throws 41-66
10:22   Riley Battin missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:22   Defensive rebound by Evan Battey  
10:05   Personal foul on Both Gach  
10:03 +2 D'Shawn Schwartz made jump shot, assist by McKinley Wright IV 41-68
9:46   Bad pass turnover on Alfonso Plummer, stolen by Tyler Bey  
9:32 +2 Tyler Bey made jump shot, assist by McKinley Wright IV 41-70
9:08   Jaxon Brenchley missed driving layup  
9:06   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
8:37   Shot clock violation turnover on Colorado  
8:22   Riley Battin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:20   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
8:12   Bad pass turnover on D'Shawn Schwartz, stolen by Jaxon Brenchley  
8:04   Timmy Allen missed floating jump shot  
8:02   Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
7:33 +2 Tyler Bey made reverse layup 41-72
7:28   Personal foul on McKinley Wright IV  
7:14   Shooting foul on Evan Battey  
7:14 +1 Jaxon Brenchley made 1st of 2 free throws 42-72
7:14 +1 Jaxon Brenchley made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-72
6:57   Shooting foul on Lahat Thioune  
6:57   Evan Battey missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:57 +1 Evan Battey made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-73
6:47   Both Gach missed jump shot  
6:45   Offensive rebound by Lahat Thioune  
6:42   Personal foul on Evan Battey  
6:37   Jaxon Brenchley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:35   Defensive rebound by Evan Battey  
6:15 +2 Evan Battey made layup 43-75
5:59 +2 Both Gach made fade-away jump shot 45-75
5:41   Shooting foul on Lahat Thioune  
5:41 +1 D'Shawn Schwartz made 1st of 2 free throws 45-76
5:41 +1 D'Shawn Schwartz made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-77
5:30   Traveling violation turnover on Branden Carlson  
5:01   Daylen Kountz missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:59   Offensive rebound by Tyler Bey  
4:54 +2 D'Shawn Schwartz made layup, assist by Tyler Bey 45-79
4:47 +2 Branden Carlson made layup, assist by Both Gach 47-79
4:32 +2 Lucas Siewert made layup 47-81
4:13   Jaxon Brenchley missed driving layup  
4:11   Defensive rebound by McKinley Wright IV  
3:58   Lucas Siewert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:56   Defensive rebound by Timmy Allen  
3:36   Both Gach missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:34   Defensive rebound by McKinley Wright IV  
3:26   Daylen Kountz missed driving layup  
3:24   Offensive rebound by Lucas Siewert  
3:19   Shooting foul on Branden Carlson  
3:19 +1 Lucas Siewert made 1st of 2 free throws 47-82
3:19 +1 Lucas Siewert made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-83
3:08   Timmy Allen missed jump shot  
3:06   Offensive rebound by Utah  
3:07   Personal foul on Dallas Walton  
3:07   Marc Reininger missed free throw  
3:07   Defensive rebound by Dallas Walton  
2:49 +2 Dallas Walton made reverse layup, assist by Shane Gatling 47-85
2:33 +3 Eli Ballstaedt made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alfonso Plummer 50-85
2:12 +2 Maddox Daniels made jump shot 50-87
1:55 +2 Jaxon Brenchley made driving layup 52-87
1:37 +2 Eli Parquet made layup, assist by Maddox Daniels 52-89
1:25   Alfonso Plummer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:24   Offensive rebound by Mikael Jantunen  
1:24   Personal foul on Alexander Strating  
1:24   Turnover on Marc Reininger  
54.0 +2 Dallas Walton made turnaround jump shot, assist by Jakub Dombek 52-91
26.0   Jaxon Brenchley missed jump shot  
24.0   Offensive rebound by Alfonso Plummer  
18.0   Alfonso Plummer missed floating jump shot  
16.0   Defensive rebound by Jakub Dombek  
0.0   End of period  
Key Players
B. King
14 G
M. Wright IV
25 G
33.7 Min. Per Game 33.7
13.4 Pts. Per Game 13.4
4.9 Ast. Per Game 4.9
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
12.5 Field Goal % 45.8
14.3 Three Point % 36.4
Free Throw % 75.8
  Defensive rebound by Jakub Dombek 16.0
  Alfonso Plummer missed floating jump shot 18.0
  Offensive rebound by Alfonso Plummer 24.0
  Jaxon Brenchley missed jump shot 26.0
+ 2 Dallas Walton made turnaround jump shot, assist by Jakub Dombek 54.0
  Turnover on Marc Reininger 1:24
  Personal foul on Alexander Strating 1:24
  Offensive rebound by Mikael Jantunen 1:24
  Alfonso Plummer missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:25
+ 2 Eli Parquet made layup, assist by Maddox Daniels 1:37
+ 2 Jaxon Brenchley made driving layup 1:55