No. 25 Colorado bounces back, races past Utah 91-52

NCAA Men's Basketball

BOULDER, Colo. (AP)Tyler Bey and Evan Battey recorded double-doubles and McKinley Wright IV had 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in No. 25 Colorado’s 91-52 rout of Utah on Sunday.

Wearing 1960s throwback uniforms, the Buffaloes (13-3, 12-1 Pac-12) put an old-fashioned whooping on their rivals, racing out to a 44-22 halftime lead and never letting up in the second half.

The Buffs were looking to bounce back from a big letdown against Oregon State on the heels of their signature win over Oregon last week, and they did just that.

The Buffs raced out to a 26-7 led over the stunned Utes (10-5, 1-2), who never recovered.

Sophomore forward Timmy Allen, who leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 21.1 points per game, had seven of Utah’s first nine points but didn’t score again. Riley Battin led the Utes with eight points.

Bey finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds and Battey had 17 points to go with 10 boards. D’Shawn Schwartz added 14 points for Colorado.

BIG PICTURE

Utah was hoping for a closer contest after playing Oregon tight in a 69-64 loss that followed its 81-69 thumping of Oregon State, but the Utes looked lethargic even though the elevation isn’t an issue for them.

Colorado bounced back from its 76-68 loss against Oregon State that followed its 74-65 win over then-No. 4 Oregon. The Buffaloes didn’t give the Utes a slimmer of hope, never letting up even when reserves filled the floor for much of the second half.

UP NEXT

Utah visits Arizona on Thursday night.

Colorado travels to Arizona State on Thursday night.

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