Buffs lose in California

The University of Colorado men’s basketball team lost 62-46 against the California Golden Bears in Berkeley.

The loss snaps a three game road winning streak for Colorado and drops them to 19-9 overall and 9-7 in the Pac-12.

Colorado was down by four (24-20) at halftime and proceeded to trail for the rest of the game.  However, it was a 10-2 run for Cal late in the second half that sealed the victory for the Golden Bears.

The Buffs shot 23 percent from the floor and looked disorganized and stale on offence for much of the game.

Perimeter guard play was ineffective for Colorado as guards, sophomore Askia Booker and sophomore Spencer Dinwiddie, combined for 2-10 from long range.

Freshman forward Xavier Johnson led the Buffs with 14 points and 7 rebounds and guards Booker and Dinwiddie combined for 4-26 for 15 points.

California was led by Justin Cobbs and Tyrone Wallace who each had 16 and the Golden Bears shot 46 percent overall from the floor.

The win brings Cal’s win streak to seven games.

Freshman forward Josh Scott came back for his first game since the concussion he sustained against Arizona State roughly two weeks ago.  Scott quietly had 4 points and 11 rebounds.

Up next for Colorado is No. 24 Oregon on Thursday in Boulder and then they host Oregon State on Saturday to finish the season.

Currently Colorado sits in fifth place in the conference. Finishing strong will be key for Colorado as moving into fourth place would give Colorado a first round bye in the Pac-12 tournament.

Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Grayson Oroak at Grayson.oroak@colorado.edu.

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