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Colorado Beats Arizona 53-51 to Win Pac 12 Championship

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    Colorado wins the Pac 12 Championship with a 53-51 upset of fourth-seeded Arizona. A close game throughout, Colorado took a 30-28 halftime lead and could not find separation until the end of the game.

    The Buffaloes were led by Spencer Dinwiddie who put up a team high 14 points. Additional effort came from Carlon Brown who had 13 points, Andre Roberson who had 10, and Austin Dufault who had eight.
    Arizona brings the regular season and conference tournament to an end with a 23-11 overall record as well as a 12-6 record and fourth place regular season finish in the Pac 12. Arizona went through 5th-seeded UCLA (66-58) and then 9th-seeded Oregon State (72-61) on the path to the Pac 12 Championship game.
    Kyle Fogg led Arizona in scoring, registering 14 points. Other contributions included 13 points from Solomon Hill, 11 from Jesse Perry, and six from Brendon Lavender.
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    Colorado ends with a 23-11 overall record, fifth place in the Pac 12 and an 11-7 regular season record to complete its Pac 12 Championship run. The Buffaloes knocked off 11th-seeded Utah (53-41), then 3rd-seeded Oregon (63-62), and finally second-seeded California (70-59) on the road to victory.
    Colorado Game Notes:

    • The Buffaloes have won 84% of the time this season (11-2) after recording 37 or more rebounds.
    • CU has won 91% of the time this season (11-1) after holding an opponent to under 36.7% field goal percentage.
    • Andre Roberson recorded the 37th double digit rebound game of his career.
    • CU has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) when opponents record 18 or fewer field goals made.
    • Andre Roberson has led the team in rebounding in 32 out of 34 games this season.
    Arizona Game Notes:

    • Kyle Fogg has 12 straight double-digit point games.
    • Arizona lost and did not cover the spread.
    • Jesse Perry has 5 straight double-digit point games.
    • The top two scorers (Kyle Fogg and Solomon Hill) accounted for 52.9% of the points.
    • The Wildcats have lost 6 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2006, Arizona has lost 32 close games.
    Check out the complete Games Notes

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