Despite shooting just 35.8% from the field as a team and committing 11 turnovers, the Colorado Buffaloes left Salt Lake City with a very important 55-48 victory over Utah. With the win, the Buffs moved into third place in the Pac-12 and trail both UW and Cal by just one game in the loss column.
The Buffs completely dominated the game in the paint, with Andre Roberson and Austin Dufault leading the way. Roberson scored a team-high 12 points and pulled down a team-high 15 rebounds for the double-double, while Dufault scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win.
The Utes were led by junior center Jason Washburn. Washburn scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the double-double. Chris Hines was the only other player to score in double-figures for the Utes, as he hit 4/8 attempts from behind the three-point line.
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