BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Josh Scott scored 20 points, Askia Booker had 13, and No. 21 Colorado, shaken by the loss of star guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a season-ending knee injury, rebounded from its first home defeat to rout Southern Cal 83-62 on Saturday.
Xavier Johnson and Jaron Hopkins had 10 points each for Colorado (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12), which sent Southern Cal (9-9, 0-5) to its season-high fifth consecutive loss. It is the worst start in conference play for the Trojans since opening the 2012 season with an eight-game skid.
Omar Oraby and J.T Terrell both had 16 points to lead the Trojans, who trail the all-time series with Colorado 5-3, including an 0-4 mark in Boulder.
Colorado was coming off Thursday’s 69-56 loss to No. 25 UCLA. It was the Buffaloes’ first game without Dinwiddie, who was leading the team in scoring, assists and steals when he tore his left ACL during a loss at Washington last Sunday. Colorado also lost Tre’Shaun Fletcher, a key reserve, for 6 to 8ht weeks when he went down with a knee injury in the same game as Dinwiddie.