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Colorado uses balanced offense to beat Stanford 77-64

A strong end to the first half powered the Buffs to their fourth straight win.
Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski
Colorado forward Tristan da Silva, center, is congratulated after hitting a 3-point basket as time ran out in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game by forward Jabari Walker, left, and guard Benan Ersek Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Boulder, Colo.

BOULDER, Colo. — McKinley Wright IV scored 14 points with eight assists and Evan Battey scored 13 with 12 rebounds and Colorado won its fourth straight game beating Stanford 77-64.

Colorado used a 14-0 run in the final 3:43 of the first half for a 40-26 lead at intermission.

Buffaloes freshman Tristan da Silva, the younger brother of Stanford’s Oscar da Silva, buried his first career 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the half.

Colorado had nine players enter the scoring column by halftime. Stanford  -- which has now dropped two straight -- never got within eight points in the second half. Oscar da Silva led the Cardinal with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

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