#6 Arizona Pulls Away From CU, 76-55

Colorado v Arizona

Guard Luke O'Brien (0) forward Tristan da Silva #23 of the Colorado Buffaloes, along with guard Bennedict Mathurin (0) of the Arizona Wildcats and compete for a rebound during the first half of Arizona's 76-55 win on Thursday, January 3, 2022. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

At halftime, things looked pretty good for the Colorado Buffaloes.

But the 6th-ranked Arizona Wildcats turned it on in the second half and beat the Buffs, 76-55, Thursday night in Tucson.

After falling behind by 15 points in the first half, the Buffs rallied to close the gap to 32-28 at halftime.

The second half, however, was all Arizona. The Wildcats outscored the Buffs 17-6 to begin the half and the Wildcats lead stood at 49-34. The closest CU would get the rest of the way was 10 points.

Guard K.J. Simpson led the Buffs with 17 points off the bench. Evan Battey had nine points and seven rebounds.


Colorado plays at Arizona St. on Saturday, January 16. Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. MST on KOA 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Postgame comments from Buffs head coach Tad Boyle.

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