Colorado 74, Oregon St. 68

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:30 PM
Location - MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Officials - Michael Reed, Jeff Wooten, Tommy Nunez Jr.
Attendance - 7451

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Colorado 32 42 74
Oregon St. 26 42 68

Recap


Colorado 74, Oregon State 68: Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 points as the fifth-seeded Buffaloes held on to win the Pac-12 tournament first-round game in Las Vegas.

Xavier Johnson had 16 points and eight rebounds and Andre Roberson had 12 points and seven rebounds for Colorado (21-10), which will play fourth-seeded Arizona in Thursday’s quarterfinals.

Roberto Nelson scored 20 points, Eric Moreland had 14 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks and Devon Collier scored 13 for No. 12 seed Oregon State (14-18).

Colorado collected eight of its 15 offensive rebounds in the first half while building a 32-26 lead. The Buffaloes closed the first half on a 7-0 run, capped by Dinwiddie’s half-court 3-pointer with one second left.

Roberson and fellow front-court starter Josh Scott picked up their third fouls during the first three minutes of the second half, but the Buffaloes continued to press on. Dinwiddie sank another 3-pointer and made three consecutive free throws on the next trip down the floor, extending Colorado’s lead back to seven with 12:38 left and the Beavers never got back within four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Roberson, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year who averaged a nation-leading 11.5 rebounds and conference-best 2.3 steals during the regular season, was doubtful earlier in the week after missing the last two games and Monday's practice with mononucleosis. … Colorado is 9-1 on neutral courts dating back to last season’s run to the Pac-12 tournament championship. … The Buffaloes held their 11th consecutive conference opponent to fewer than 70 points, the program’s longest streak since 1962.

Colorado Buffaloes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Andre Roberson 25:00 4-7 1-1 3-4 3 4 7 1 3 0 5 0 12
Xavier Johnson 33:00 6-10 0-1 4-9 3 5 8 0 1 1 1 0 16
Josh Scott 24:00 3-7 0-0 1-2 5 5 10 0 5 0 1 2 7
Askia Booker 30:00 1-9 1-4 4-4 0 3 3 4 1 1 2 0 7
Spencer Dinwiddie 37:00 4-11 3-7 9-11 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 20
Sabatino Chen 14:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 2
Jeremy Adams 18:00 3-6 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 8
Xavier Talton 3:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Shane Harris-Tunks 16:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 22-56 7-16 23-32 15 22 37 12 17 7 11 2 74
  39.3% 43.8% 71.9% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 11

Oregon St. Beavers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Roberto Nelson 36:00 6-18 2-8 6-7 2 2 4 2 0 1 2 0 20
Devon Collier 30:00 4-5 0-0 5-7 1 3 4 0 3 3 2 1 13
Challe Barton 20:00 1-4 1-4 0-0 2 0 2 2 4 0 1 0 3
Eric Moreland 40:00 5-12 1-3 3-4 1 12 13 0 5 1 1 5 14
Joe Burton 23:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 4
Victor Robbins 13:00 2-3 1-2 1-2 3 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 6
Olaf Schaftenaar 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Ahmad Starks 25:00 3-10 2-8 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 8
Jarmal Reid 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 200 23-58 7-25 15-20 9 21 30 10 19 7 11 7 68
  39.7% 28.0% 75.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 11