Saturday night’s loss by CU to Arizona was the worst in the four-year era of coach Tad Boyle. But for if any reason he needs a reminder of how to bounce back from adversity, he needs to look no further than guard Askia Booker.
The Colorado Buffaloes had already pulled the ripcord on their free fall after star point guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s season-ending knee injury more than a month ago. What they got Wednesday night was the signature win to go with it.
Nick Johnson scored 18 points, Brandon Ashley added 15 and top-ranked Arizona remained unbeaten with a 69-57 win over Colorado on Thursday night.
No. 21 Colorado has lost leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Guard Spencer Dinwiddie was hurt and Washington ran away from No. 15 Colorado for a 71-54 victory Sunday.
Askia Booker scored a career-high 27 points, 11 in the last 4:40, and No. 20 Colorado rallied in the second half to hand No. 10 Oregon its first loss of the season, 100-91 on Sunday.
The Buffaloes made all 26 of their free throws, the most in a game without a miss in school history, and CU finished strong to beat Georgia 84-70 on Saturday night.
Markel Brown scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds to lead No. 7 Oklahoma State over CU, snapping the Buffaloes’ 10-game winning streak.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the second half leading CU to a 67-62 victory over in-state rival CSU Tuesday night.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half, helping Colorado rally from 14 points down to beat previously undefeated Harvard 70-62 on Sunday.