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Bey, Wright drive Colorado past Arizona State 77-73

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) McKinley Wright IV scored 24 points with six rebounds and eight assists, Tyler Bey had 22 points and 17 rebounds and Colorado got past Arizona State 77-73 on Wednesday night.

The duo dominated inside as Colorado (15-9, 6-6 in Pac-12) scored 38 points in the paint.

''Tyler Bey and McKinley Wright were warriors,'' Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. ''Those two kids are special. They are really separating themselves in terms of what they can do to help this team win.''

Wright set his season high for scoring and did so shooting effectively from the field at 9 of 13. Bey recorded his ninth double-double of the year and set a personal best on the boards against the fourth-best rebounding team in the nation.

The Sun Devils (16-8, 7-5) were led by Luguentz Dort's 21 points on 13 shots. Taeshon Cherry, who returned from a concussion, was limited to eight points due to foul trouble.

''We were in really good shape at the under 16 then they got in the lane, especially McKinley Wright,'' Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said. ''They made some tough shots too, late clock down the stretch.''

The game featured nine ties and seven lead changes. An extended Colorado run of 29-16 in the second half finally created separation. The run was capped by a 3-pointer by Wright to put Colorado up eight with a little less than three minutes left.

''It was crazy. I don't know how to describe it. When I hit that shot and saw buff nation go crazy it was exciting,'' Wright said. ''I was excited to see it go through that was a big-time shot for us and it kind of killed them.

HE SAID IT

''Colorado has been doing well so we knew it was going to be a dogfight,'' Arizona State's Remi Martin said. ''But we still have to play our basketball. We get away from it sometimes. We play high and low, it's just something that's very weird and we have to figure it out.''

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Colorado outscored Arizona State in the paint 38-26.

''We couldn't generate any stops,'' Hurley said. ''That led to them getting some - they got easy baskets, they drove the lane, they drove right down the heart of our defense''

BIG PICTURE

The Buffaloes have won four straight in conference play for the first time since the 2005-06 season. Last weekend Colorado earned just its second road sweep since joining the Pac-12. They are looking to work their way up from the bottom of the conference with a home-heavy slate ahead.

Arizona State continues to struggle at Colorado. The Buffaloes have won five straight against the Sun Devils and eight of nine all-time. Arizona State's one win came in overtime six years ago.

UP NEXT

Colorado and Arizona came into Wednesday in a four-way tie for seventh place in the Pac-12. The two will play in Boulder on Sunday evening.

Arizona State and Utah entered in a three-way tie for second place in the conference. They will play one another on Saturday in Salt Lake City.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Zylan Cheatham made 3-pt. jump shot 3.0
  Bad pass turnover on Lucas Siewert, stolen by Luguentz Dort 8.0
+ 3 Luguentz Dort made 3-pt. jump shot 12.0
+ 1 Tyler Bey made 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
+ 1 Tyler Bey made 1st of 2 free throws 18.0
  Personal foul on Zylan Cheatham 18.0
  Defensive rebound by Tyler Bey 21.0
  Kimani Lawrence missed 3-pt. jump shot 23.0
  Defensive rebound by Zylan Cheatham 29.0
  Tyler Bey missed 2nd of 2 free throws 29.0
+ 1 Tyler Bey made 1st of 2 free throws 29.0
Team Stats
Points 73 77
Field Goals 25-59 (42.4%) 28-57 (49.1%)
3-Pointers 10-23 (43.5%) 5-18 (27.8%)
Free Throws 13-22 (59.1%) 16-21 (76.2%)
Total Rebounds 33 39
Offensive 9 6
Defensive 21 28
Team 3 5
Assists 11 16
Steals 7 4
Blocks 2 1
Turnovers 10 9
Fouls 20 17
Technicals 0 0
21 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
24 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST
12T
away team logo Arizona State 16-8 324173
home team logo Colorado 15-9 324577
Team Stats
away team logo Arizona State 16-8 77.6 PPG 43.4 RPG 13.5 APG
home team logo Colorado 15-9 73.6 PPG 41 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
0
L. Dort G 16.1 PPG 4.3 RPG 2.3 APG 40.5 FG%
25
M. Wright IV G 13.0 PPG 4.9 RPG 4.8 APG 49.4 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Dort G 21 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
M. Wright IV G 24 PTS 6 REB 8 AST
42.4 FG% 49.1
43.5 3PT FG% 27.8
59.1 FT% 76.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Dort 21 4 2 5/13 3/6 8/9 2 28 2 0 2 0 4
Z. Cheatham 12 10 1 4/9 1/1 3/5 3 28 2 0 2 3 7
R. White 10 3 0 5/10 0/0 0/1 4 31 0 0 3 3 0
R. Martin 9 4 6 4/10 1/3 0/3 0 38 1 0 2 3 1
R. Edwards 4 1 2 1/7 0/4 2/4 2 23 2 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Dort 21 4 2 5/13 3/6 8/9 2 28 2 0 2 0 4
Z. Cheatham 12 10 1 4/9 1/1 3/5 3 28 2 0 2 3 7
R. White 10 3 0 5/10 0/0 0/1 4 31 0 0 3 3 0
R. Martin 9 4 6 4/10 1/3 0/3 0 38 1 0 2 3 1
R. Edwards 4 1 2 1/7 0/4 2/4 2 23 2 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Lawrence 9 3 0 3/4 3/4 0/0 3 24 0 1 0 0 3
T. Cherry 8 3 0 3/6 2/5 0/0 4 20 0 1 0 0 3
D. Lake 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 1 0 1
E. Valtonen 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
M. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Shibel - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Fogerty - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Salzman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Roggin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Feit - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Plavsic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 30 11 25/59 10/23 13/22 20 200 7 2 10 9 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Wright IV 24 6 8 9/12 1/3 5/6 3 39 1 0 4 1 5
T. Bey 22 17 0 9/13 0/0 4/6 1 32 0 1 1 1 16
S. Gatling 9 2 0 2/5 1/4 4/4 4 19 0 0 0 0 2
L. Siewert 6 4 4 2/9 2/7 0/0 2 34 0 0 2 1 3
D. Schwartz 6 2 1 2/8 1/4 1/3 1 34 0 0 1 2 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Wright IV 24 6 8 9/12 1/3 5/6 3 39 1 0 4 1 5
T. Bey 22 17 0 9/13 0/0 4/6 1 32 0 1 1 1 16
S. Gatling 9 2 0 2/5 1/4 4/4 4 19 0 0 0 0 2
L. Siewert 6 4 4 2/9 2/7 0/0 2 34 0 0 2 1 3
D. Schwartz 6 2 1 2/8 1/4 1/3 1 34 0 0 1 2 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Battey 8 2 1 3/5 0/0 2/2 0 11 1 0 0 1 1
D. Kountz 2 1 2 1/5 0/0 0/0 2 22 2 0 0 0 1
A. Strating 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 9 0 0 1 0 0
N. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Martinka - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ersek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Dombek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Parquet - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McQuade - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 34 16 28/57 5/18 16/21 17 200 4 1 9 6 28