MBB Escapes Utah With 60-59 Win
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) - Richard Roby scored 22 points, and teammate Jermyl Jackson-Wilson made a free throw with 2.1 seconds remaining to lift Colorado to a 60-59 victory over Utah Tuesday night.
Kal Bay added 11 points and three 3 pointers for the Buffaloes who won at Utah for the first time in six tries dating back to 1946. It's also the first road win in seven road games for CU since winning at Oklahoma State back on Jan. 21, 2006 in overtime (80-78).
Jackson-Wilson missed his second of two free throws, and the Utes rebounded and called timeout with 1.8 seconds left. But Lawrence Borhas desperation three-pointer missed badly as time expired.
The victory was the first for the Buffaloes (2-2) after back-to-back blowout losses, while the Utes fell to a 0-3 start for the first time since 1970.
Johnnie Bryant scored 20 points for the Utes, including 11 in a row to start the second half, and Luke Nevill added 14 points and 10 rebounds.
But the Utes committed two crucial turnover in the final minute, with the game tied 59-59.
The first came on a bad pass after Utah's Shaun Green drew a charging foul on Roby, and the second came when the Utes lost the ball on a fast break following a blocked shot by Nevill. Borha fouled Jackson-Wilson in the ensuing scramble to set up the winning free throws.
Jackson-Wilson added 10 for the Buffaloes, who forced 17 turnovers and held the Utes to 43.6 percent shooting.
The Buffs led 26-22 at halftime.
The teams combined for 17 turnovers in the first half, and the Utes made 6-of-22 shots. Neither team led by more than six points.