Colorado edges Oregon State in Pac-12 opener

Updated: January 3, 2014

Boulder, CO ( – Josh Scott had 13 points and 10 rebounds to
help No. 20 Colorado edge Oregon State in a 64-58 victory at the Coors Events
Center in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

Askia Booker and Jaron Hopkins each contributed with 13 as well for the
Buffaloes (12-2, 1-0), who have a flawless 10-0 record at home.

The Pac-12 leading scorer, Roberto Nelson, tallied a game-high 23 points for
the Beavers (8-5, 0-1), who haven’t defeated a Top-25 team on the road since
Jan. 5, 1985 when they upset No. 15 Washington.

Despite committing 12 first half turnovers, Oregon State trailed just 28-23 at
the break. Colorado finished the half on a 10-5 spurt.

Colorado extended its advantage to 10 but a Langston Morris-Walker 3 from
the corner and four straight free throws tied the game at 40 with just under
10 minutes to play.

The Buffaloes answered with a 9-0 run to regain control and led by nine with
3:30 left. Malcolm Duvivier hit a wide open 3 from the corner to cut it to
60-56 at the 2:10 mark.

Booker threw up a prayer as the shot clock expired with 49 seconds remaining
but Colorado grabbed the offensive rebound and made 3-of-4 free throws down
the stretch to secure the win.

Game Notes

Colorado plays Oregon on Sunday … Oregon State plays at Utah on Saturday …
Beavers guard Eric Moreland returned from a 12-game team suspension and
grabbed a team-high 10 boards off the bench … Colorado leads the series
10-4 all-time.