Booker and Dinwiddie lead Colorado past Oregon
Boulder, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Askia Booker scored 27 points and Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 as No. 20 Colorado held off 10th-ranked Oregon, 100-91, on Sunday.
Josh Scott and Xavier Johnson both scored 15, with Scott also grabbing 12 rebounds for the Buffaloes (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), winners in three straight.
Mike Moser dropped in 24 points while Joseph Young and Dmyean Dotson added 16 points apiece for the Ducks (13-1, 1-1), who have lost four straight to Colorado.
Colorado led 10-8, but a 13-4 Oregon run made it 21-12 with 10:15 remaining. The Buffs cut the lead to five points moments later, and Dinwiddie scored the next seven points to pull Colorado within 25-23.
A trey from Booker followed by a Johnson layup put Colorado ahead 28-27. The Ducks briefly took the lead back after a Dotson slam, but the Buffs scored the next nine points for a 39-31 lead. Oregon, however, closed the gap with an 11-5 swing to go into the break trailing 44-42.
Oregon opened the second half on a 16-4 run to open up a 58-48 lead, but Colorado countered with a 24-8 burst, led by three Dinwiddie treys, to go up 72-66.
The Ducks got within two, 74-72, but the Buffaloes went on a 6-0 spurt. Scott's free throw with 5:01 to play made it an 80-72 contest.
Oregon never got closer than five the rest of the way.
Colorado has knocked off two top-10 teams in the same season for the first time since 2010-11 when it beat No. 9 Missouri and No. 5 Texas. Colorado also defeated No. 6 Kansas earlier this season ... The Buffs improved to 55-7 at home under Tad Boyle ... Colorado allowed an opponent to reach 80 points for the first time this season ... Oregon hasn't started a season 14-0 since 1937-38.
01/05 21:04:22 ET