Photos: Buffs hold off Golden Bears to advance to Pac-12 semifinals

George King warms up for the Buffaloes second round matchup against the California Golden Bears Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The Buffaloes won 59-56 to advance to the semifinals and will place Arizona Friday at 6 p.m. PST. (Nate Bruzdzinski/CU Independent)

The University of Colorado Buffaloes jumped out to an early lead but had to hold off a comeback by the University of California Golden Bears to win 59-56 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.

Askia Booker led the Buffs for the second time this tournament, scoring 17 points and adding 3 assists. Three other players were in double-digit scoring: Xavier Talton with 13, Josh Scott with 11 and Wesley Gordon with 10. The bench only scored 6 points.

The Buffs will play the Arizona Wildcats, who beat Utah earlier today, in the semifinals tomorrow at 6 p.m. PST.

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Kai Casey

Kai Casey is a senior majoring in News-Editorial Journalism, with an additional field of study in Studio Arts. When he is not taking pictures, he can be found watching sports, or he could even be outside. Contact CU Independent Visuals Editor Kai Casey at or via Twitter at @Kai_Casey.

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