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Colorado Buffs basketball falls to Oregon in second round of Pac-12 Tournament

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March 13, 2015

The Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball team gave it their all but fell short in the second round of the Pac-12 Tournament Thursday night.

CU was clicking on all cylinders to start the game, jumping out to a nine-point lead over the Oregon Ducks and were ahead 37-34 at halftime. But then it all came apart.

Oregon was incredible on the offensive end in the second half, though. Nearly everything they shot dropped, as they made 76 percent of their field goal attempts and scored as amazing 59 after the break alone.

Askia Booker was a complete no-show until late in the game when he made multiple threes and a Buffs’ 9-2 run brought it to a seven-point game. In fact, it was as close as four points with 2:16 to go, but the Ducks flew high to finish the game and win 93-85.

Joeseph Young of Oregon was named the player of the game by the announcers, scoring 30 points with seven rebounds and four assists.

This not only marks the end of the Buffs’ 2014-15 season, but also the closing of the career of Booker. He finished as the sixth-leading scorer in Colorado men’s basketball history.

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