Colorado ties its all-time series with Utah at 11-11 and the Buffaloes have won the last three. Utah maintains a 7-2 lead in Salt Lake City. Both of CU's wins in Salt Lake City have come in the last two seasons, in Pac-12 games. The Buffaloes have won four of five meetings since the teams joined the Pac-12.
Colorado improves to 4-0 on the road this season and has won 13 of its last 20 true road contests dating back to the 2010-11 season. The last time the Buffaloes won their first four road games in one season was 2002-03, head coach Linda Lappe's senior year.
Colorado took control of the game with a 26-8 run from the 6:21 mark of the first half through the 11:46 mark of the second half, in which the Buffaloes turned a 22-16 deficit into a 42-30 lead. Jen Reese scored seven straight points to finish off that run, capping it off with a 3-point play to give CU its largest lead to that point with 11:46 remaining.
Colorado ended the first half on a 9-2 run to take a 25-23 lead at the break. The Buffaloes have led in three of four road games this year (trailed 36-30 at Illinois). CU improved to 12-0 this year leading at the half. Seven different Buffaloes scored in the first half.
CU gave up just 43 points to Utah, its fewest allowed in a true road game since a 45-42 win at Pacific on Dec. 18, 2004.
Colorado's bench outscored Utah's bench 26-5. The Buffaloes also held a 28-18 advantage in the paint.
Colorado's 13-point margin of victory was its most in a Pac-12 regular season game and most in conference play since a 16-point home win over Missouri on Jan. 9, 2010 (64-48). The margin was CU's most on the road in conference play since a 70-56 win at Nebraska on March 5, 2003.
Chucky Jeffery (6 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals) moved into 11th all-time in career scoring, now with 1,404. She passed Jenny Roulier who had 1,399 fron 1998-2002. She's the 7th player in team history to have 1,400 points and 700 rebounds and joins Bridget Turner (1985-89) as one of only two players with 1,400 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists. She moved into fifth in both steals (250) and assists (418). She has at least one assist in 57 straight games and in 106 of 108 career outings.
Rachel Hargis (4 points, 7 rebounds, 3 points) moved into 12th in career blocked shots with 69, passing teammate Meagan Malcolm-Peck who has 67 in her caeer. She tied a season-high with seven rebounds, matching her efforts against California and Utah Valley.
Kyleesha Weston (8 points, 4-of-7 FG) tied her personal-best with eight points and four field goals made, matching her output against Utah Valley. Her seven field-goals attempted are a career high.
Jasmine Sborov (3 points, 5 rebounds) made her first career 3-point field goal (11 career attempts). She is averaging 5.5 rebounds in four road games this season.