National Basketball Association
Oregon 60, Colorado 56
When: 11:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 18, 2021
Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
# Randy McCall, # Jim Schipper, # Gregory Nixon
Chris Duarte had 18 points and seven rebounds, Eugene Omoruyi scored 13 points before fouling out and Oregon beat Colorado 60-56 on Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.
Will Richardson had 11 points for the Ducks (13-4, 8-3 Pac-12), who won their fourth straight and avenged a Jan. 7 loss in Boulder, Colo.
D'Shawn Schwartz had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Jeriah Horne scored 11 and McKinley Wright IV had 10 for the Buffaloes (16-7, 10-6). Colorado dropped its second game in a row.
The Buffaloes went up by seven on two free throws by Dallas Walton early in the second half, but Oregon scored the next six points to make it 34-33. Colorado pushed the advantage to 41-36 with 13:45 left, but the Ducks responded with a 12-2 run to go ahead 48-43.
The Buffaloes went cold, but Keeshawn Barthelemy's 3-pointer with 8:31 left ended a nearly five-minute drought and made it 48-46.
Neither team scored for more than three minutes before Wright hit another short jumper to tie it with 4:57 left.
Duarte answered with a three-point play, ending a stretch of 5:28 without points for Oregon. After Horne scored off an offensive rebound, Duarte hit a spinning layup to make it 53-50 with 3:41 left.
Colorado's Evan Battey sank two free throws, Eli Parquet blocked Will Richardson's shot at the other end, and Schwartz split a pair of foul shots to tie it at 53 with 2:39 left.
Chandler Lawson's two free throws with 1:52 to go put the Ducks ahead again. Schwartz missed a 3-point attempt, and Richardson's jumper with 1:01 left made it a four-point game.
Horne missed a shot from behind the arc, and Oregon closed it out.
Colorado jumped out to a quick lead and had an answer when the Ducks would tie it up or get within a possession. After Omoruyi tied it at 21 with 3:58 left before intermission, Horne hit a layup and Schwartz a 3-pointer to put the Buffaloes ahead by five.
Colorado maintained that edge, taking a 30-25 lead into the locker room.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
D'Shawn Schwartz 16
Chris Duarte 18
Jeriah Horne 2
Chris Duarte 2
D'Shawn Schwartz 11
Chris Duarte 7
Dallas Walton 4
||Free Throws Made
Chandler Lawson 5
Eli Parquet 2
Eugene Omoruyi 5
Eli Parquet 1
Franck Kepnang 3
Team Stats Summary