No. 23 Colorado Holds Off Cal 61-58 in Pac-12 Quarterfinals
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evan Battey scored 15 points and No. 23 Colorado shook off a sluggish start to beat California 61-58 in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals. The Buffaloes and Bears had a long wait after the two previous games went through three overtimes, setting up a true Pac-12 after dark game. They played like it was Pac-12 shooting after dark once the game started, combining to miss 36 shots in the first half. Colorado finally got a few to fall, using a 15-3 run to go up 11, and withstood a late Cal run to close out a more-difficult-than-expected win over the tournament’s No. 11 seed.