LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaac Hamilton scored 22 points and UCLA ran away from a cold-shooting Colorado 77-53 on Saturday night.
Tony Parker scored 16 points and Bryce Alford added 13 for UCLA (15-12, 6-8 Pac-12), which moved into a tie for eighth place with four league games remaining.READ MORE: Retired Judge To Investigate Claims Riverside County Failed To Protect Turpin Children After They Were Freed
The Bruins shot 50 percent, making 11 of 20 3-pointers. They won only the third time in eight games.
Xavier Talton scored 12 points and Josh Fortune added 10 for Colorado (19-9, 8-7), which lost its fourth straight road game and tied Washington for sixth place with three league games to play.
Playing predominantly zone defense and packing the paint, the Bruins took away Colorado’s inside game, holding the Buffaloes to a season-low 31-percent shooting. Colorado was 3 of 17 from inside the arc in the first half and 10 of 36 for the game.
UCLA took control 11 minutes into the game, outscoring the Buffaloes 20-8 over a 7:18 span, taking a 44-28 halftime lead on a 3-pointer by Bryce Alford with 39 seconds left. Colorado got no closer than 48-32 in the second half.
The Bruins, who had lost three of their previous four home games, beat Colorado for the seventh time in eight games since the Buffaloes joined the Pac-12.
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Colorado: The Buffaloes came into the game having committed 20 or more turnovers in three of their previous four games. … Prior to their loss on Saturday night, the Buffaloes were 11-0 this season when they have notched more assists than turnovers.
UCLA: Isaac Hamilton extended his double-digit scoring streak to 23 games, the longest Bruins streak since 2007-08 when Kevin Love scored at least 10 points in all 39 games. … Tony Parker and Thomas Walsh entered the game ranked first and second in the Pac-12 in offensive rebounds but managed only two against the Buffaloes, who ranked second in conference in defensive rebound percentage. … Parker returned to the Bruins’ starting lineup after five games coming off the bench.
Colorado hosts Arizona on Wednesday night.
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