The Colorado Buffaloes blew out the Stanford Cardinal 75 – 54 in a PAC-12 match up in Boulder, CO. Chasson Randle led the Cardinal (11 – 8, 2 – 4 PAC-12) with 15 points, but shot only 5-of-21 from the field to get his points. Dwight Powell was the only other Stanford scorer to reach double figures with 11 points, and shot 5-of-13 from the field. Powell grabbed seven rebounds, while Randle, Josh Huestis, and Rosco Allen had six rebounds each. Aaron Bright led the Cardinal with five assists.
Stanford shot 31.3% (20-of-64) from the field, 30.0% (6-of-20) behind the 3-point line, and 80.0% (8-of-10) from the free throw line. Stanford was out-rebounded 48 to 30.
Colorado (13 – 6, 3 – 4 PAC-12) had a balanced scoring attack of Askia Booker (13 points), Andre Roberson (12 points), Spencer Dinwiddie (12 points), Josh Scott (12 points), and Xavier Johnson (11 points). Roberson dominated the glass with 20 rebounds, while Sabatino Chen chipped in six rebounds. Dinwiddie and Booker dished out four and three assists, respectively.
Colorado shot 52.6% (30-of-57) from the field, 44.4% (4-of-9) behind the 3-point arc, and 50.0% (11-of-12) from the charity stripe.
Colorado’s tough defense won the day, and Roberson’s 17 defensive rebounds sealed Stanford’s fate. Roberson blocked three shots, but altered numerous others, and Colorado’s help defense effectively shut down Randle’s dribble penetration.
Stanford travels to Salt Lake City, UT to take on Utah on Sunday, January 27. Tip off is 6 pm Pacific time.
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