Buffaloes hold Cardinal to season scoring low, 69-51

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Colorado held Stanford to its season-low scoring total on Thursday at Maples Pavilion, as the Buffaloes won 69-51 in Pac-12 men’s basketball.

McKinley Wright led the Buffs (16-5 overall, 10-4 Pac-12) with 14 points and nine rebounds. Eli Parquet was next with 10 points.

Oscar da Silva registered his third straight 20-point game, leading the Cardinal (12-8, 8-6) with a game-high 22 points to go with three blocked shots and six rebounds. Spencer Jones added eight points for Stanford, whose previous scoring low this season was 56 point at Oregon on Jan. 2.

Also, for Stanford, Ziaire Williams had seven points and Jaiden Delaire added six points.

Colorado outrebounded the Cardinal 32-23. The Buffs shot 49 percent (28 of 57) from the field, including eight 3-pointers. Stanford was held to 39.6 percent (19 of 48) shooting, including 3 of 15 behind the arc.

The Buffaloes led by 11 points at halftime, though Stanford got as close as 49-43 on a Jones 3-pointer eight minutes into the second half. Colorado pulled away for good with a 14-2 run, highlighted by back-to-back 3s by Jeriah Horne and Maddox Daniels.

On Saturday, The Buffs continue their Bay Area road swing at California. Meanwhile, the Cardinal play host to Utah.

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