Colorado tramples Stanford for fourth straight win

McKinley Wright IV had 14 points and eight assists, Evan Battey scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Colorado Buffaloes beat the Stanford Cardinal 77-64 at Boulder on Saturday.

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Jabari Walker had 11 points and eight rebounds and Jeriah Horne scored 10 points for the Buffaloes (11-3, 5-2 Pac-12). Colorado has won four straight.

Oscar da Silva had a game-high 22 points to go with 12 rebounds, Ziaire Williams scored 17 points and Jaiden Delaire scored 13 for the Cardinal (8-5, 4-3), which has dropped two straight.

The Buffaloes crafted a 14-point lead in the first few minutes of the second half but Stanford was able to get the deficit below 10 several times.

Williams followed a layup by Daejon Davis with two of his own to get the Cardinal within 44-36 and forced Colorado to call a timeout. The teams traded layups and Eli Parquet hit a 3-pointer to make it an 11-point game.

Williams and Battey each had a three-point play, and two free throws by da Silva got Stanford within 56-48 with 12:49 left but the Buffaloes pulled away.

Walker scored off of an offensive rebound, Wright hit a floater in the lane and Walker made a layup off a fast break to put Colorado ahead 62-48. Delaire scored for the Cardinal but the Buffaloes went on a 10-0 run to lead 72-50 with 4:16 remaining.

Colorado led by one with 6:21 left in the first half when it went on a game-changing run.

Parquet started things with a 3-pointer and Walker had a put-back to put the Buffaloes ahead 29-23. Williams hit a 3-pointer for the Cardinal, but after that it was all Colorado for the final 4:02 of the period.

Wright scored on a layup and then fed Maddox Daniels for a 3-pointer before the media timeout. After more than two minutes with neither team scoring, Daniels and Tristan da Silva drained 3-pointers in the final 52 seconds to give the Buffaloes a 40-26 lead at the intermission.

--Field Level Media