Colorado: The last time Colorado was in first place this late in the season was in 1968-69, when the Buffaloes claimed the Big Eight championship. … Colorado has won four of its last five games.
Oregon State:. Tinkle, who is the second-leading scorer in school history behind Gary Payton, continues to struggle from the field. He was 3 for 15 Saturday and is shooting 32.9% in the Beavers’ last seven games.
Colorado: Hosts USC on Thursday.
Oregon State: At Arizona on Thursday.
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