In a key Pac-12 matchup, the Colorado Buffaloes delivered an efficient offensive performance in the opening half, but still trail Arizona, 39-35, after the opening 20 minutes. One area of particular concern for Tad Boyle and his staff will be the effort on the glass, as the Buffs were out-rebounded in the opening half by the undersized Wildcats.
Spencer Dinwiddie was simply excellent in the opening 20 minutes, netting a team-high 11 points and pulling down three rebounds to lead the Buffaloes. Carlon Brown proved to be the other primary scoring option for CU, as he scored seven points. Askia Booker and Sabatino Chen came off the bench and combined to score nine points.
The Buffs could find no answer for Jesse Perry, as the high-energy forward completely dominated the game. Perry scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds, using his effort to give Arizona numerous second-chance opportunities. Josiah Turner added nine points and three assists for Arizona.
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