BOULDER, Colo. — Utah dropped below .500 in Pac-12 play Friday night, losing to Colorado 67-55 at Coors Events Center in the Utes' first matchup against the Buffaloes this season.
Turning point: Colorado (13-10, 5-6 Pac-12) ended the first half on a 10-0 run — capped by a McKinley Wright jumper at the buzzer — to give it a 27-20 lead at the break, as the Utes went the final 5:17 of the half without scoring. The Buffaloes led by as many as 21 points in the second half.
The hero: Wright paced all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. He added four assists, three rebounds and a blocked shot.
- The Buffaloes hit 10 of 22 3-pointers, while the Utes made 7 of 23.
- Utah scored a season-low 20 points in the first half on 27.3 percent shooting.
- The Utes did not have a single player score in double figures.
Vs. Stanford (12-11, 6-4), Thursday, 6 p.m. MST (FS1)
Vs. California (7-16, 1-9), Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
At Washington (16-6, 6-3), Feb. 15, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)