Quickly Colorado is now to 10-4 on the season, its four losses coming to teams with a combined record of 52-3 (Wyoming, Kansas, Arizona, ASU) ... the 56 points was the third lowest scoring output by the Buffs this season, aided by four different times going scoreless 3 or minutes in the game ...
Colorado's 7 steals in the first half tied the team-high this year, just set last Thursday at Arizona, as well as the overall high for a half (now done four times) ... Colorado led 33-30 at the half, the 11th time in 14 games it has led at intermission and the fifth game in a row ... ASU held a 16-14 edge in rebounding, just the fourth time CU has been outrebounded at halftime (by just a total of 14 in those four instances) ... CU rallied to hold a 40-39 edge on the boards, the 10th time it has won the rebound battle.
CU missed 13 straight 3-pointers between making their second (Dinwiddie) and 15th (Booker) tries ... Trailing 44-43, Colorado was held scoreless for 7:12 (going 0-of-13 from the field) with ASU going on an 11-0 run to move ahead 55-43 with 2:36 to go ... CU countered with a 10-3 run to pull to within 58-53 with 1:11 left ...
Arizona State had a season-opponent high 13 blocked shots, nine by Jordan Bachynski; prior to tonight, no opponent had more than 8 as a team ... Those blocks and probably at least a dozen more altered led to CU shooting a season-low 35.3 percent from the field (24-of-68).
Colorado was 5-of-7 from the free throw line, the fewest free throws it shot in a game this season (fewest had been 7-of-15 against Northern Arizona; second fewest makes to 4-of-18 against Baylor) ...
SERIES Colorado now leads the series with Arizona State by a 4-3 count (1-3 in Tempe, 3-0 in Boulder). Tad Boyle-coached teams are 2-2 against ASU (2-1 at CU). The two lowest scoring games in the series have been the last two, both here in Tempe (112 points last year, 121 tonight).
ARIZONA STARTS Colorado got off to tremendous starts in both games on this trip to Arizona; in Tuesday against Arizona, CU led 21-7 with just under nine minutes left in the first half, and tonight in Tempe against Arizona State, CU led 20-7 with nine minutes left in the opening stanza; combined, that's 41-14 out of the gate in the Grand Canyon state.
SPENCER DINWIDDIE (19 PTS) Dinwiddie led the Buffs
in scoring for the fourth time this year ,the first time since lighting up
Colorado State with 29 on Dec. 5.
ANDRE ROBERSON (5 PTS, 13 REB) Roberson moved into fourt place all-time in rebounds at Colorado, finishing the game 867; he passed Jim Davis (who had 854 in his three-year CU career from 1961-64).