SALT LAKE CITY – Jordan Loveridge scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting and Delon Wright also had 21 to lead Utah to a 75-64 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
The Utes (19-9, 8-8 Pac-12) shot 70.8 percent (17-of-24) from the field in the second half to pull away from the Buffaloes. Josh Scott had 17 points and Xavier Johnson added 10 for Colorado (20-9, 9-7), which lost to Utah for just the second time in the last nine games between the two rivals.
The Buffaloes shot just 39.6 percent (21-of-53) from the field and were undone by 11 second-half turnovers.
After trailing by as many eight late in the first half, Utah shut down Colorado's offense before halftime. The Utes held the Buffaloes without a field goal over a stretch of 8:14 spanning both halves.
It allowed Utah to finally claim its first lead early in the second half.