LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Colorado Buffaloes fans cheer on their team before the Buffaloes take on the California Golden Bears in the semifinals of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 men's basketball tournament at Staples Center on March 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Oregon Vs. Colorado Final Score: Buffaloes Hang On For 63-62 Victory

The No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes are now just two games away from winning the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament and gaining an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. They battled the No. 3 Oregon Ducks throughout the second half on Thursday night and came away with the victory on the final seconds, 63-62.

With roughly 7:30 left in the game, the Buffaloes held a 58-50 lead, but the Ducks went on a 10-0 run over the next five-plus minutes to take a 60-58 lead. Devoe Joseph increased the Ducks lead to 62-59 with 1:39 left in the game, but Carlon Brown made a layup to bring the game within one. The clock kept ticking down, but neither team could score -- until Andre Roberson made the game-winning layup with 13 seconds left on the clock. Joseph attempted a three at the buzzer but was off the mark.

Brown was the Buffs' leading scorer with 18 points, but Roberson put up a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Oregon did block seven Colorado shots and win the rebounding battle, 38-25. Joseph was second on the team with 12 points, but he was 0-for-7 from beyond the arc.

Colorado will play in the late game again when they face the No. 2 California Golden Bears on Friday night.

For more on the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog Ralphie Report. Ducks news and analysis is available at Addicted To Quack. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Basketball for more news and notes around the college hoops world.

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Pac-12 Tournament 2012: Colorado Slides By Utah 53-41

In the final game of the Pac-12 Tournament's opening round quadruple-header, the No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes hung on down the stretch to beat No. 11 Utah 53-41 on Wednesday night.

Despite the 12-point win, Colorado did everything in its power to give away the game throughout the second half, and can't be particularly pleased with its performance. The Buffaloes reached the 35-point barrier with 15:22 left to play in the contest, and almost inexplicably, proceeded to remain there until the clock read 6:44. With a small deficit and the door wide open for a comeback, Utah was unable to curb its ball control problems (18 turnovers as a team) in order to take full advantage.

Colorado sophomore forward Andre Roberson, who was recently named to the All-Pac-12 First Team, led all players with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Big man Jason Washburn's 11 points paved the way for Utah, on a night when the Utes turned in an utterly abysmal shooting performance from both the foul line (9-of-18, 50%) and the field (14-of-40, 35%).

The Buffaloes now move on to play No. 3 Oregon tomorrow evening for a chance to reach the Pac-12 quarterfinals on Friday.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver for updates. For more coverage on the Colorado Buffaloes, check out The Ralphie Report. And for more news and notes from around the college hoops world, head over to SB Nation NCAA Basketball.

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