The Colorado Buffaloes lost 90-81 to the Oregon Ducks on Thursday night following a rough second half that consisted of sloppy offense and poor defensive effort. The Buffaloes took a 41-36 lead into halftime, but turnovers were a major issue in the second half and that allowed the Ducks' offense to get going.
After leading early in the second half, a 12-0 run by Oregon roughly five minutes in allowed the Ducks to take the lead. The Buffaloes would trail for the remainder of the game, struggling to get the key stops necessary to trim the deficit. Colorado shot 55 percent on the night but committed 15 turnovers while struggling on defense.
Devoe Joseph led Oregon with 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting, also adding five rebounds and five assists. Garrett Sim was 5-of-7 from three-point range en route to a 19-point night for the Ducks, as well. Carlon Brown led the Buffaloes with 20 points.
The loss drops the Buffaloes to 11-6 in the Pac-12 and 19-10 overall this season. They're now likely to take the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Pac-12 Conference Tournament, which could be the only way for the Buffs to make the NCAA Tournament.