Colorado lands three-game skid, crushing Oregon St. 86-63

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Keesawn Barthelemy scored 16 points and Jabari Walker recorded a double-double as injury-plagued Colorado beat injury-riddled Oregon State 86-63 on Saturday to end a three-game streak consecutive defeats.

Colorado reached its season-high 3-pointer made in a game in just the first half going 11-for-15 (73.3%) from beyond the arc. The Buffs (14-9, 6-7 Pac-12) took a 13-0 lead, never trailed and were never threatened. Colorado made its first eight 3s to start.

Barthelemy made his first four 3s before the break and shot 5-for-6 in the first half on aggregate. Colorado finished 32 for 56 shooting (57.1%) including 14 for 25 (56%) from range.

Walker scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Nique Clifford scored 15 and Tristan da Silva 10.

Although Colorado coach Tad Boyle returned to the bench after his absence against Oregon after testing positive for COVID-19, the Buffs announced on Friday that senior guard Elijah Parquet would not play for the rest. of the season due to a foot injury.

The Buffs lost freshman center Lawson Lovering to a season-ending knee injury early last week.

On the bench, Warith Alatishe was limited to six minutes on Saturday after playing just five minutes in the Beavers’ loss to Utah on Thursday due to knee issues. Oregon State was also without starting point guard Dashawn Davis with an ankle injury.

Glenn Taylor Jr. scored 15 points, Maurice Calloo 14 and Jarod Lucas 13 for Oregon State.

The Beavers (3-17, 1-9) have lost seven straight and hope to end that slippage when they host California on Wednesday. Colorado hosts Utah on February 12.

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