Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Delon Wright had 13 points, six assists and four steals to lead No. 9 Utah in a 74-49 victory over Colorado on Wednesday.
Brandon Taylor tallied 14 points and five assists, while Dakarai Tucker added 11 points for the Utes (13-2, 3-0 Pac-12), who have won six straight games.
"We got in the passing lanes," Wright said. "We made smart decisions on offense."
Askia Booker had 12 points and six rebounds and Jaron Hopkins added 12 points for the Buffaloes (9-6, 2-1), who had won their previous two coming in.
"We didn't do anything good enough tonight to even be in the game, much less win the game," Colorado head coach Tad Boyle said. "We have to understand that, we have to do better."
Colorado kept the game close for the first several minutes and even held the lead at one point, but a 3-pointer from Brekkott Chapman gave the Utes the lead and kicked off a 15-0 run. Utah held a 29-15 advantage after Taylor put in a pair of free throws with just over two minutes left in the half.
Holding a nine-point lead early in the second half, a Tucker 3-ball started an 8-0 run and gave Utah a 44-27 lead five minutes in.
A 15-2 run a few minutes later from Utah put the game out of reach, as Tucker capped the burst on a 3-pointer for a 59-31 lead with 10 1/2 minutes left.
Utah shot 42.6 percent from the floor, while Colorado made 39.5 percent of its attempts ... Colorado plays at Arizona next Thursday ... Utah plays at Arizona State next Thursday ... Colorado still leads the series, 25-18.