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NCAA Game Summary - USC vs. Colorado



(Wednesday, March 12th)

Final Score: Colorado 59, USC 56

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Askia Booker scored 21 points and Colorado held off a late-charging USC for a 59-56 victory in a Pac-12 Tournament first- round matchup.

Booker added seven rebounds and four assists while going 9-of-17 from the field for the fifth-seeded Buffaloes (22-10), who will take on California in Thursday's quarterfinals. Josh Scott tallied 13 points and nine rebounds in the win.

Byron Wesley finished with a game-high 23 points for USC (11-21), which tied the contest at 50-50 with seven minutes left before Scott netted the first six points of an 8-0 Colorado run that Booker capped with a successful layup with 3:07 to play.

The Buffaloes didn't make a field goal the rest of the way, however, and the Trojans closed within 59-56 when Wesley drove and scored with 47 seconds left.

Scott then missed from in close on the ensuing possession, but Colorado survived when Wesley's 3-point try that would have forced overtime landed off the mark.

USC ended a poor 5-of-22 from beyond the arc and was outrebounded by a 38-27 margin.

03/12 19:48:59 ET

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2nd Intermission
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
3rd
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CHA 59
 
4th
IND 74
CLE 61
 
4th
PHI 65
WAS 61
 
3rd
BOS 50
CHA 59
 
3rd
TOR 31
GSW 54
 
3rd
DET 55
NYK 45
 
3rd
ATL 50
ORL 49
 
2nd
HOU 43
BRK 48
 
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MEM 32
LAC 29
 
2nd
NOP 39
MIA 44
 
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CHI 39
MIN 37
 
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SIENA 63
 
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HARV 49
 
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CAN 62
FAIR 55
 
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IONA 67
MAN 59
 
2nd
BRO 73
PENN 69
 
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YALE 76
PRIN 60
 
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MAR 59
PETE 52
 
1st
CLMB 34
DART 35
 
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AKR 27
OHIO 23
 
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3rd
NJD 1
BOS 2
 
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NYI 1
CAL 0
 
2nd Intermission
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
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TAM 1
CHI 0
 
1st
DAL 0
COL 0
 
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