82-60, CU. Just like last season, that score does the game a disservice; it was far less competitive than that. After some early back and forth, the Buffs took control and never looked back.
|Carlon Brown and the Buffs flew past Oregon St. From: The BDC|
Faced with a team that likes to run and share the ball, the Buffs handed them a dose of their own medicine. Running the floor, and utilizing the break to shred the Beaver defense, the Buffs never gave OSU a chance to catch their breath. CU even shared the ball well, spreading the rock around for a season high 19 assists on 29 made baskets. Combined with a 43-31 rebounding advantage, the Buffs had little to worry about down the stretch.
'Dre had a fantastic night, grabbing yet another double-double (16/15), but my player of the game was Askia Booker. With fellow freshman Spencer Dinwiddie struggling early, Ski brought the energy and pace CU needed to bust out of OSU's 1-3-1 zone trap. "The Scrat" finished with 15 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals in only 20 minutes of play (also went 7-7 from the line). Without him, I think the Buffs struggle to separate from the Beavers.
|Ski's play was vital tonight. From: CUBuffs.com|