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Streaking UCLA knocks off No. 18 Colorado

Field Level Media
23 Feb 2020, 09:40 GMT+10

Cody Riley scored 14 of his team-high 16 points in the second half, Tyger Campbell had 15 points and 11 assists, and UCLA rallied to beat No. 18 Colorado 70-63 in Pac-12 play at Boulder, Colo., on Saturday.

Chris Smith scored 14 and Jake Kyman had 12 points for UCLA (17-11, 10-5 Pac-12), which tied Colorado for the most wins in the conference.

McKinley Wright IV had a game-high 20 points, Tyler Bey added 13 and Evan Battey scored 11 for the Buffaloes (21-7, 10-5).

The deficit was 50-41 when the Bruins came storming back. Three straight layups made it a three-point game and then Smith hit his fourth 3-pointer to tie it with 8:50 left.

After empty possessions by each team, Campbell hit a corner 3-pointer and Riley a layup to put UCLA ahead 55-50.

After Bey split a pair of free throws, Campbell hit a layup to give the Bruins a 57-51 lead. Bey hit two foul shots but Jaime Jaquez Jr. hit a jumper in the lane and Kyman scored off of an offensive rebound to put UCLA ahead by eight with 2:52 left.

Colorado ended a nearly 10-minute drought without a basket but Wright's two 3-pointers weren't enough to rally the Buffaloes in their final home game.

The Bruins hit a layup to open the second half and make it a one-point game but Colorado reeled off six straight points to go up 35-29 and force UCLA coach Mack Cronin to call a timeout.

The Buffaloes continued to build on the lead, going up 41-32 on Shane Gatling's 3-pointer with 16:10 remaining.

The Bruins led 11-6 early but then hit just two shots over the next 11-plus minutes, allowing Colorado to go ahead. Dallas Walton tied it with a 3-pointer, the Buffaloes' only one of the first half, during a 13-3 run that gave Colorado a 27-20 lead.

Kyman came off the bench and hit two straight 3-pointer to pull UCLA within a point, and Wright's layup gave the Buffaloes a 29-26 at intermission.

--Field Level Media

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