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Colorado rallies past Colorado State 88-77



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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Josh Scott had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Colorado rallied past Colorado State 88-77 on Sunday.

Wesley Gordon scored a season-high 15 points with 12 rebounds for Colorado, which outscored the Rams 49-25 after intermission to win its seventh in a row.

Colorado (7-1) trailed by 13 at halftime but used a 15-1 run at the start of the second to take a 54-53 lead. The Buffaloes extended it to six but a pair of 3s by Antwan Scott got the Rams within 64-62.

The game was tied at 68 when Josh Scott hit a layup and Gordon two free throws to put Colorado ahead 72-68. After two free throws by the Rams, Scott hit another jumper and Josh Fortune converted a 3-point play to make it 77-70 with 3:45 left.

Scott hit another shot in the lane, Gordon sank two free throws and Dominique Collier's layup with 1:44 left made it 83-72.

Gian Clavell led Colorado State with 18 points and John Gillon had 16 points, all in the first half. The Rams (5-3) have lost three straight.

Colorado went on a first-half scoring drought of 4 minutes, 14 seconds and saw a 12-5 lead turn into a 25-18 deficit. The Buffaloes missed 11 straight field goals over a span of 9:06 while Colorado State found its rhythm. The Rams were 7 of 10 from 3-point range in the first half and hit 59.4 percent from the field to take a 52-39 lead at halftime.

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TIP INS

Colorado: Scott has four double-doubles this season and 27 in his career. ... The Buffaloes are now 89-37 all-time against the Rams. ... Gordon recorded his first double-double of the season.

Colorado State: The 52 points in the first half were a season high for the Rams. ... Coach Larry Eustachy is now to 7-8 overall against Colorado and 1-3 since arriving at Colorado State in 2012.

WHAT'S NEXT

Colorado hosts BYU on Saturday.

Colorado State hosts Arkansas-Fort Smith on Wednesday.

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Michael Kelly

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