Omogbo scores 15 points, Colorado State beats Colorado 72-58
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Emmanuel Omogbo scored 15 points, Nico Carvacho had 14 points, and Colorado State beat Colorado 72-58 on Wednesday night to win their fourth straight game.
Devocio Butler added 13 points for Colorado State (6-1), which picked up its first road win of the season while handing its intrastate rival its first home loss of the season.
Derrick White scored 17 points to lead Colorado (5-2), which shot 32.2 percent from the field. The Buffaloes made only three of 19 3-pointers while the Rams were 6 of 15 from beyond the arc.
Building on a three-point halftime lead, the Rams got 3-pointers from Omogbo and Carvacho to help them pull out to a 40-31 lead.
Colorado managed to narrow the gap but Colorado State kept hitting their free throws, including a pair by Che Bob with 4:35 left that gave the Rams a 56-49 lead.
Moments later, J.D. Paige connected on a 3-pointer as part of a 7-0 spurt that pushed Colorado State’s lead to 63-51 with 2:22 remaining and the Buffaloes did not threaten after that.
The Rams led 30-27 at halftime, using an 11-2 burst late in the period to surge in front after trailing for most of the opening half. Omogbo fueled the surge, hitting a pair of free throws and making a dunk and a 3-pointer.
Colorado State: The Rams, who lost four of five starters from last season’s team, got a confidence-boosting victory with a rare win over Colorado at the Coors Events Center. It was the 126th meeting between the schools and Colorado holds an 89-37 edge in the series. It was Colorado State’s ninth win at Colorado in 62 games in Boulder.
Colorado: It was a tough outing for the Buffaloes, who never seemed to find their offensive rhythm. It remains to be seen whether it was an aberration after a solid start to the season.
Colorado State: Comes off the road to begin a three-game home stand on Saturday against Wichita State.
Colorado: Will try to rebound on the road, traveling to Portland University for a Saturday night game against the Pilots, who are coming off a win against Cal State Northridge.