Boxscore
Colorado 53, Utah 41
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 11:40 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - James Giron, Mike Littlewood, Bobby McRoy, Chris Rastatter
Attendance - 6747

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Utah 23 18 41
Colorado 25 28 53

Recap


Colorado 53, Utah 41: Andre Roberson had 20 points and 11 rebounds for his 17th double-double of the season as the Buffaloes survived two long scoring droughts and won the battle of conference newcomers in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament.

Carlon Brown recorded 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals for sixth-seeded Colorado (20-11), which will play third-seeded Oregon in Thursday’s quarterfinals.

The Buffaloes have back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time.

In a 1:44 stretch of the first half, Roberson, who was a Pac-12 first-team and all-defensive team selection, had an offensive rebound, two free throws, a steal, an assist, a block and a 3-pointer.

Jason Washburn had 11 points, six rebounds and five blocks for the 11th-seeded Utes (6-25), who lost 11 of their final 12 games and finished 0-19 away from home, including 0-4 at neutral sites.

Colorado survived a scoreless stretch of 10:12 in the first half and led 25-23 at intermission. The Buffaloes went on a 10-0 run early in the second half to take a 35-25 lead before going 8:38 without a point.

The Buffaloes put it away with an 8-0 run, capped by an alley-oop from Roberson to Austin Dufault to make it 45-35 with 2:32 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Roberson registered his 100th career block. … Tad Boyle recorded his 100th career victory, and 44th in two seasons at Colorado. … Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak received a technical foul early in the second half. … Colorado finished 3-0 against Utah this season, including a 73-33 victory in the first meeting on Dec. 31. ... The Buffaloes split with Oregon.

Utah Utes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dijon Farr 29:00 3-7 1-2 1-1 1 3 4 0 1 0 3 0 8
Chris Hines 39:00 3-10 2-8 0-0 1 5 6 2 4 2 4 0 8
Cedric Martin 30:00 1-5 1-5 0-4 0 4 4 0 4 1 2 0 3
Kareem Storey 23:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 5 1 2 0 2
Jason Washburn 37:00 4-13 0-1 3-4 1 5 6 2 1 1 3 5 11
Anthony Odunsi 19:00 2-2 0-0 4-7 0 3 3 2 5 0 1 0 8
Javon Dawson 12:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 0 1 0 1 0 0
Kyle Perkins 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
Alex Mortensen 2:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Blake Wilkinson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 14-40 4-16 9-18 4 26 30 7 23 5 18 5 41
  35.0% 25.0% 50.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 18

Colorado Buffaloes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Carlon Brown 31:00 6-11 0-1 3-6 1 7 8 1 1 4 1 1 15
Andre Roberson 35:00 5-9 1-2 9-12 3 8 11 2 1 2 2 1 20
Spencer Dinwiddie 30:00 1-4 0-2 8-8 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 10
Austin Dufault 28:00 2-8 0-2 2-2 2 3 5 0 4 0 1 0 6
Nate Tomlinson 33:00 0-3 0-3 0-1 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0
Jeremy Adams 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0
Askia Booker 18:00 1-6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
Sabatino Chen 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shane Harris-Tunks 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0
Shannon Sharpe 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 15-43 1-11 22-29 6 22 28 6 17 10 9 3 53
  34.9% 9.1% 75.9% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9
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