CU Buff’s women’s basketball continued their undefeated streak of road games with a big win over the University of Utah 56-43.
The Buffs now stand at 13-2 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-12. The Utes fell to 9-6 overall and have no wins in conference play.
The Utes and Buffs happened to play back-to-back games against one another. The other was held on Jan. 8, when CU senior Chucky Jeffery posted a season high of 28 points. On Sunday, the leading scorer for the Buff’s hit her 1,400th career point.
Junior guard Brittany Wilson works to dribble past Louisville Cardinal forward Shawnta’ Dyer in this file photo from Dec. 14, 2012. (Amy Leder/CU Independent file)
Jeffery posted just six points, but also tallied up six assists, five rebounds, and three steals.
The Buffs’ scoring was evenly spread as nine players racked up points. Every player stepped up with no leading women.
Neither team had led by more than five points, but CU carried a two-point lead at half time.
The Buffs went on a 10-4 run with 14:47 left in the second half and held onto the lead for the remainder of the game.
CU also played solid defense, with freshman Arielle Roberson, sophomore Lexy Kresl, and Junior Rachel Hargis slowing down key players for the Utes.
At the buzzer, sophomore Jen Reese claimed 11 points off the bench, Roberson tallied up double digits for the 14th time this season and freshman Kyleesha Weston added eight points.
Colorado out-rebounded Utah 41-32 and the Buffs shot 44 percent from the floor.
Forward Taryn Wicijowski led the Utes with 16 points.
The Buffs return to Boulder in a home game against Arizona State on Friday at 7 p.m.
Statistics and quotes courtesy CUBuffs.com
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Jessica Malknecht at Jessica.email@example.com.
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