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David Zalubowski, AP
Utah forward Jayce Johnson pulls down a rebound as, from back left, Colorado forward Lucas Siewert and guards George King and Tyler Bey defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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.

3 keys

  • 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.
Utah almanac: 13-9, 5-6 Pac-12, Lost 2

Next 3

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)