Colorado faces tough test vs No. 4 Oregon
No. 4 Oregon (11-2, 0-0) vs. Colorado (11-2, 1-0)
CU Events Center, Boulder, Colorado; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 4 Oregon presents a tough challenge for Colorado. Colorado has won one of its two games against ranked opponents this season. Oregon has moved up to No. 4 in the latest AP rankings following a win over Alabama State last week.
LEADING THE CHARGE: Colorado’s Tyler Bey has averaged 12.5 points and 9.4 rebounds while McKinley Wright IV has put up 12.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists. For the Ducks, Payton Pritchard has averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists while Chris Duarte has put up 12.3 points and five rebounds.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Pritchard has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Oregon field goals over the last five games. Pritchard has 32 field goals and 37 assists in those games.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: Colorado is a perfect 10-0 when the team blocks at least two opposing shots. The Buffaloes are 1-2 this season when they block fewer than two shots.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Buffaloes have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Ducks. Colorado has an assist on 59 of 87 field goals (67.8 percent) over its past three matchups while Oregon has assists on 59 of 97 field goals (60.8 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Colorado has made 7.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-best among Pac-12 teams. The Buffaloes have averaged 9.4 3-pointers per game over their last five games.