Ducks no match for No.19 Buffs

The No. 19 Colorado women’s basketball team beat University of Oregon in Eugene Friday night 60-49.  Despite having shooting issues all night, the Buffs held on for the win. Colorado is now 23-5 overall and 12-5 in the Pac-12.

Freshman Arielle Roberson runs through the CSU defender on her way to the basket. (Amy Leder/CU Independent)
Freshman Arielle Roberson runs through the CSU defender on her way to the basket during a game on Dec. 5, 2012. On Friday, Roberson led the Buffs with 16 points. (Amy Leder/CU Independent File)

The Buffs were led by Arielle Roberson’s 16 points, but, as a team, they only shot 34 percent from the field. Oregon struggled to shoot, which allowed CU to benefit as the Ducks went 18-48 (37 percent) from the floor. The Duck’s 21 turnovers also helped fuel Colorado’s victory.

After a back and forth first half with seven lead changes and two turnovers, the Buffs came together for a much stronger second half. CU never trailed after halftime and an 8-0 run late in the second half sealed the Buff’s victory in the game.

Chucky Jeffery’s double-double (12 points and 10 rebounds) and bench production from Jen Reese (9 points) allowed the Buffs to pull away in the second half after a lead by three at halftime.

Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks with 10 points and 12 rebounds, but ill-advised shooting and too many turnovers ultimately doomed the Ducks.

The win puts Colorado in fourth place in the Pac-12. The Buffs face Oregon State in Corvallis on Sunday at 1 p.m. in their season finale. It is important for CU to maintain the fourth spot in the Pac-12, as the top four teams receive a first round bye in the conference tournament.

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