Oregon splits on the road with loss to Colorado on Sunday.

The Oregon Ducks came up short in a bid to sweep a two-game road trip by dropping a 91-87 contest to the Colorado Buffaloes. The Ducks were led by Dillon Brooks with 21 but he was hampered with foul problems requiring him to sit on the bench at a crucial time in the game.

 

 Brooks picked his fourth with 11:30 minutes ago and Oregon leading 61-60, and stayed on the bench until 7:47, but by that time Colorado regained the lead 70-66.  The Buffaloes extended their biggest lead soon after to 73-66 but from that point on the game was quick paced and high scoring.

Brooks eventually fouled out as did Chris Boucher, although Dwayne Benjamin added some thrilling 3-point shooting, hitting three in a row to keep the Ducks close. Benjamin finished the night with 10 while Boucher had 11. Tyler Dorsey was steady scoring 19 and actually cut the lead to two points with five seconds left to go in the game (89-87) but Xavier Talton coolly hit two free throws in the last two seconds of the contest to ice the Colorado win.

Elgin Cook added 14 in the losing cause.

Colorado was led by Josh Scott with 17. Tre’Shaun Fletcher had 14 while Telton and George King contributed 13. Troy Miller also had 12 in for the winning Buffaloes.

Overall, Oregon shot 51.6 percent from the field on 32-of-62shootting including a very respectable 12-of-21 in 3-pointers though only had 17 free throws (making 11) compared to Colorado’s 32 attempts (good on 25.)

Colorado shot 50 percent in field goals on 29-of-58 and was 8-of-14 in 3-pointers. The Buffs also out-rebounded the Ducks 39-25.

Oregon falls to 14-4 for the season and 3-2 in conference play while Colorado improves to an identical record.

The Ducks next face USC next Thursday night back at Matthew Knight Arena in a game that tips off at 6 p.m. Pacific and will carried on the Pac-12 Networks. 


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