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NCAA Game Summary - UCLA at Colorado



(Thursday, January 16th)

Final Score: (25) UCLA 69, (21) Colorado 56

Boulder, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Norman Powell poured in a team-high 19 points to lead No. 25 UCLA to a 69-56 win over 21st-ranked Colorado at Coors Events Center.

Jordan Adams added 14 points and 13 rebounds and David Wear finished with 11 points and seven boards for the Bruins (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12), winners in five of their last six games. UCLA had played in just one other true road game entering the contest, an 80-71 setback at Missouri on Dec. 7.

The Buffaloes (14-4, 3-2) were without the services of their top player Spencer Dinwiddie, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear in Sunday's loss at Washington. Dinwiddie was leading the team in scoring (14.7 ppg), assists (3.8 apg) and minutes played (31.1 mpg) and was also one of Colorado's top defenders.

Askia Booker scored 21 points and Josh Scott had 19 points and nine rebounds for Colorado, losers in two straight. Seven other players that appeared in the contest for the Buffs combined for just 16 points.

"We didn't lose this game tonight because Spencer Dinwiddie and Tre'Shaun Fletcher didn't play," said Colorado coach Tad Boyle. "We lost this game tonight because we didn't play well enough tonight to beat UCLA and it was a winnable game, we just didn't do what we needed to do."

Fletcher also missed the game with an ACL tear.

Booker's 3-pointer 4:27 into the game gave Colorado its last lead at 9-8. The Bruins countered with a 12-4 burst to make it 20-13, but the Buffs scored seven straight to knot things up at 20-20.

Powell's layup at the 6:16 mark of the first half put UCLA up 28-24 and the visitors took a 36-29 edge into the break.

Scott made it a one possession game, 40-37, after splitting a pair of free throws just under four minutes into the second half and the Buffs remained within striking distance until an Adams' layup ignited a 10-2 burst that essentially put the game out of reach.

The Buffs didn't get closer than eight the rest of the way.

"We talked about poise all week leading into this because I knew this would be a good environment, we knew it was a white out, we knew they've had good crowds all year and I thought we showed a lot of poise once we got that double-figure lead," said UCLA coach Steve Alford. "They would get it to seven or eight on maybe a two basket run we got it back up to double figures. I'm proud of the team for being able to do that."

Game Notes

UCLA outscored Colorado 34-18 in the paint ... UCLA scored 20 points off 17 Colorado turnovers ... The Buffs' 56 points marked the team's third-lowest scoring output of the season ... Colorado has dropped seven of the eight all- time meetings with UCLA.

01/16 23:48:36 ET

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NCSU 24
GASO 23
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DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
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UNC 56
LBRTY 29
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NOR 4
DUR 1
 
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ECU 52
NCCU 7
 
5:05pm Tonight
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TOR 2
NYY 0
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CWS 6
DET 3
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STL 1
CHC 5
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PIT 3
CIN 2
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BAL 3
MIN 2
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TAM 7
BOS 0
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KAN 2
CLE 3
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CWS 4
DET 8
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ATL 0
MIA 4
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NYM 2
PHI 7
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HOU 2
TEX 0
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ARI 0
COL 2
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STL 13
CHC 2
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SDP 2
LOS 1
 
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SFG 3
MIL 1
 
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ANA 2
OAK 0
 
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SEA 1
WAS 3
 
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PHI
 
1:35pm Today
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HOU
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2:15pm Today
STL
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ANA
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4:05pm Today
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ARI
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4:10pm Today
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4:10pm Today
SEA
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5:10pm Tonight
ATL
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8:07pm Tonight
KAN
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Final
MICH 52
APPST 14
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NAVY 17
OSU 34
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UAB 48
TROY 10
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UVA 20
UCLA 28
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PURD 43
WMICH 34
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NCSU 24
GASO 23
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UMASS 7
BC 30
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NW 24
CAL 31
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NEB 55
FATL 7
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UMO 27
MARS 42
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ND 48
RICE 17
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MIZZ 38
SDST 18
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ALA 33
WVU 23
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AUB 45
ARK 21
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STAN 45
UCD 0
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UGA 45
CLEM 21
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UNC 56
LBRTY 29
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KSU 14
OHIO 17
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OKLA 48
LATU 16
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KST 55
SAUST 16
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USC 52
FRES 13
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MSST 49
SMISS 0
 
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OKST 31
FSU 37
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TEX 38
UNT 7
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NMU 24
UTEP 31
8:05pm Saturday
UF 0
IDAHO 0
4th
LSU 28
WISC 24
 
Half
OREG 41
SD 13
 
3rd
HAW 10
WASH 17
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENN
UTST
7:30pm Tonight
BAY
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Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
ECU 52
NCCU 7
 
7:05pm Saturday
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
5:05pm Tonight
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NOR