Wright scores 17 as Colorado beats Cal 68-64

From FOX Sports - February 7, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (AP)Tad Boyle was frustrated, upset and angry with the way his team played against California.

Im disgusted with our performance, the Colorado coach said.

And that was after his team won.

The Buffaloes came out flat in a late-starting home game but got a boost from McKinley Wright IV down the stretch. Wright scored eight of his 17 points in the final two minutes to help Colorado beat California 68-64 on Wednesday night.

The Buffaloes (14-10, 6-6 Pac-12) beat the Bears for the 12th time in the last 14 games in Boulder, but it wasnt pretty. Colorado had 19 turnovers and allowed the Bears to grab 18 offensive rebounds.

I cant remember a time in my coaching career when Ive been this disappointed after a win, Boyle said. We dodged a bullet.

Marcus Lee had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Kingsley Okoroh and Justice Sueing scored 12 points each for Cal (8-17, 2-10), which was attempting to win consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 16.

The Bears nearly pulled out the rare win in Colorado but came up short.

Defensive-wise we played really well in the first half, and they came out with the three 3s and that made it really rough, Lee said. We kept chopping at it.

Boyle said the Buffaloes wouldnt have pulled out the win without Wright, but the freshman point guard took the blame for the teams lackadaisical performance.

Guys feed off my energy, he said. My energy was terrible tonight.


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