Win Streak Snapped As Beavers Fall At Colorado, 82-60
Feb. 2, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. - Three Oregon State players scored in double-figures but the Beavers were unable to slow down a red-hot Colorado team in an 82-60 loss on Thursday night at the Coors Events Center that snapped a three-game winning streak.
"We weren't ready to play," Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson said. "The beginning of the game looked good. I don't know if it was the altitude or its complacency, but a lot of it has to do with the fact that they (Colorado) played really well. We didn't get back on defense and that was a big part of it. There were so many points from the paint in transition that you just can't win that way."
Jared Cunningham and Devon Collier each had 12 points and Roberto Nelson added 10 for Oregon State (14-8, 4-6 Pac-12), but the Buffs built a 46-31 lead at halftime, the Beavers biggest deficit at the break this season, and Colorado (15-7, 7-3 Pac-12) built a 28-point second half lead in front of a loud hometown crowd of 7,858.
Eric Moreland had nine points and nine rebounds and Angus Brandt had eight points and five rebounds as the Beavers fell in their first game after ending a 13-game conference road losing streak in last Sunday's Civil War victory over Oregon in Eugene.
"I don't know," Robinson said if this game was a letdown after the big win over the Ducks. "It shouldn't be a letdown. When you win three in a row, you should be looking to be really excited to win that fourth, but we are still learning. We have a lot of young guys out there and we might have been happy with just winning three in a row."
Colorado had five players score in double-figures, led by Andre Roberson who had 16 points and 15 rebounds for his 14th double-double of the season.
"You have to learn how to manage a game when you're on the road," Robinson said. "We are still learning how to do that. I'll take the blame for that. I still have to be better on teaching these guys how to manage a game on the road like this against a team who's at the top of the league.
Oregon State returns to action on Saturday against the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City, Utah at 2 p.m. PT (3 p.m. MT) in a game that won't be televised.
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