Even on the road, the Colorado Buffaloes had little trouble in a 74-50 victory over the USC Trojans on Thursday night. Colorado scored 37 points apiece in both halves, giving USC little chance of getting its first Pac-12 victory of the season.
Roughly a few minutes into the second half, USC scored a bucket to cut Colorado's lead to 40-28. The game's competitiveness would pretty much end there, as the Buffaloes would go on a 17-0 run to effectively blow the game open. Leading by 29 points with about ten minutes remaining, Colorado had little trouble draining the clock from there.
It was an extremely balanced scoring attack from Colorado. Carlon Brown, Andre Roberson and Askia Booker all led the team in scoring with 13 points apiece, while Austin Dufault added 11 points and Jeremy Adams had ten points himself. Those five combined to score more than the entire USC team, which was led in scoring by Maurice Jones' 13 points.
The win bumps Colorado back into a tie atop the Pac-12 standings with California, Oregon and Washington. The Buffaloes have now won three in a row. The Trojans are on a nine-game losing streak, and haven't won since Dec. 19, 2011.
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