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Colorado snaps Oregon’s 6-game win streak, 86-70

By The Associated Press
Published: January 18, 2024, 10:22pm
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Colorado forward Cody Williams dunks as Oregon guard Jermaine Couisnard watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, in Boulder, Colo.
Colorado forward Cody Williams dunks as Oregon guard Jermaine Couisnard watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Photo Gallery

BOULDER, Colo. — Freshman Cody Williams scored a season-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting Thursday night, KJ Simpson added 22 points and Colorado beat Oregon 86-70, snapping the Ducks’ six-game win streak.

Williams — Colorado’s first 5-star recruit since David Harrison in 2001 — hit three 3-pointers, one from NBA range, and consistently scored at the rim, including a two-hand dunk and layup through heavy contact. The 6-foot-8, 180-pound forward was active on the defensive end and finished with a career-high tying two blocks and a steal.

Tristan da Silva had 13 points and eight rebounds for Colorado (13-5, 4-3). J’Vonne Hadley scored 11 points and Luke O’Brien 10.

Da Silva hit a 3-pointer to give Colorado the lead for good with 10:26 to play and spark a 17-2 run, capped by a Williams 3, that made it 73-61 about five minutes later.

Jadrian Tracey led Oregon (13-4, 5-1 Pac-12) with 14 points and Jermaine Couisnard scored 11. Jackson Shelstad — who had scored 10-plus points in 11 consecutive games, the longest streak by an Oregon freshman since Tyler Dorsey (11) in 2015-16 — finished with nine points.

Williams scored 14 first-half points, the last of which sparked an 8-2 spurt that gave the Buffaloes a 43-29 lead after da Silva grabbed a rebound and went coast to coast for a dunk with 1:25 left until halftime.

Keeshawn Barthelemy answered with a jumper before Sheltad hit a 3 to cut the deficit to single digits at intermission.

Shelstad, Couisnard and Barthelemy each made a 3-pointer as Oregon scored 15 of the first 21 second-half points to take a one-point lead about five minutes into the period and Tracey’s layup with 11:20 left gave the Ducks a 57-56 lead.

Williams is the younger brother of former Santa Clara star and current Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jalen (J-Dub) Williams — the No. 12 pick in the 2022 draft.

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Oregon plays at Utah on Sunday. Colorado wraps up a three-game home stand Sunday when the Buffs play host to Oregon State.

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Colorado 86, Oregon 70

COLORADO (13-5) — Williams 10-13 0-1 23, da Silva 4-13 4-4 13, Lampkin 1-2 3-4 5, Hadley 2-4 6-6 11, Simpson 7-15 5-5 22, O’Brien 5-8 0-1 10, Hammond 0-3 0-0 0, Diop 1-1 0-0 2, Ruffin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-59 18-21 86.

Halftime—Colorado 43-34. 3-Point Goals—Oregon 8-22 (Shelstad 3-7, Couisnard 2-6, Evans 1-1, Barthelemy 1-2, Tracey 1-4, Oquendo 0-1, Rigsby 0-1), Colorado 8-19 (Williams 3-4, Simpson 3-5, Hadley 1-2, da Silva 1-5, O’Brien 0-3). Fouled Out—Diawara. Rebounds—Oregon 22 (Dante 5), Colorado 32 (da Silva 8). Assists—Oregon 9 (Couisnard, Shelstad, Barthelemy, Tracey 2), Colorado 16 (Simpson 5). Total Fouls—Oregon 20, Colorado 13. A—8,177 (11,064).

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