SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — D’Shawn Schwartz had 15 points and 15 rebounds, McKinley Wright IV tied Colorado’s career assists record and the Buffaloes rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Utah 65-58.
"We wanted to do whatever we had to do to come out with a win," said McKinley wright.
"Like anything else, this is something I have had to work on, build on, throughout my time here," explained Schwartz. "Just crashing the boards, being aggressive, being selfish on the boards, that is something i am getting better at and I am going to try to implement it the rest of the season."
"D'Shawn Schwartz — really proud of him," Tad Boyle said. "He did not play very well in the first half. He missed some bunnies, his head was down, he was frustrated. He really picked it up in the second half. To finish with 15 and 15 is a testament to his mental toughness, which is great to see out of one of your seniors."
Schwartz made a free-throw line jumper with 55.2 seconds left for a 59-54 lead, and Colorado made six straight free throws in the final 33 seconds to seal it.
"The offensive rebounding and our defensive energy and effort in the second half were the keys," Boyle said. "I challenged the guys at halftime. I challenged their toughness and they responded."
Wright had nine points and four assists, tying Jay Humphries as CU’s all-time assists leader with 562.
Jabari Walker added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Colorado. Timmy Allen led Utah with 19 points.