Derrick White scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half, keying Colorado’s 74-65 upset of No. 10 Oregon in Boulder, Colorado, that snapped the Ducks’ 17-game winning streak on Saturday night.
Xavier Johnson added 13 points as the Buffaloes (12-10, 2-7 Pac-12) kept the Ducks winless in seven trips in Boulder.
Payton Pritchard’s 19 points led the Ducks (19-3, 8-1), who lost for the first time since Nov. 21 against Georgetown.
White had a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half that put the Buffaloes ahead 45-39 while Colorado’s stifling defense was keeping the Ducks out of rhythm at the other end of the court. He had a 3-pointer, a three-point play and two free throws in an 11-1 run that gave Colorado a 64-52 lead.
The Buffs are the third team to top 70 points against the Oregon this season.
The Ducks trailed 35-34 at halftime, just the fourth time they’ve trailed at the break this season. All the other times came back in November, in losses to Baylor and Georgetown and in an overtime win against Boise State.
Unable to shake off their dry spells, the Ducks failed to close out a perfect January to go with their perfect December and in doing so probably blew a chance to rise in the rankings.
Utah 86, Oregon State 78: Kyle Kuzma had 18 points and 12 rebounds and the Utes held off the Beavers’ late rally in Salt Lake City.
David Collette had 13 points, and Parker Van Dyke and JoJo Zamora added 11 apiece as Utah led by as many as 28 points before subbing in the seldom-used reserves midway through the second half.
Stephen Thompson Jr. had a career-high 30 points and JaQuori McLaughin scored 22 to lead a furious comeback that got Oregon State within six points in the final minute.
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