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Colorado probably needed a lights-out performance on offense to have an opportunity to beat No. 4 Stanford on Saturday.

With a lack of firepower all afternoon, the Buffs had no chance.

Stanford handed the Buffs their second straight defeat, routing them 80-54 at Coors Events Center.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game," sophomore Ashley Wilson said. "We knew they would come out ready to play. We just had to keep fighting, keep throwing punches to try to stay in the game."

That's not so easy against the Cardinal (15-1, 6-0 Pac-12), who have now won 63 straight games against conference opponents.

CU (13-3, 2-3) matched the Cardinal in rebounds and the teams were close in turnovers. But the Buffs produced the lowest-scoring first half in a home game in team history, with 15 points, and never recovered.

The Buffs' leading scorer, Chucky Jeffery, was held to two points, while the Cardinal had four players in double figures, led by Joslyn Tinkle's 20 points. Toni Kokenis and Chiney Ogwumike had 19 points each and Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 15.

The scoring drought that killed Colorado at the end of Thursday's loss to California extended well into Saturday's game. The Buffs were scoreless in the final 7 minutes, 10 seconds on Thursday.

On Saturday, it wasn't until freshman Jasmine Sborov drained a pair of free throws with 13:01 to play in the first half that CU got its first points of the game -- and its first in 14:09 of game time.

When Sborov hit a bucket at the 11:45 mark, it ended a stretch of 15:25 without a field goal. The Buffs started Saturday's game 0-for-12 from the floor.

"It's very frustrating, but we just have to learn how to stay together when times get like that and pick each other up and just know that if the shots aren't falling, we just have to get stops and eventually they'll fall for us," Wilson said.

Eventually, the Buffs did get on the board. In fact, Stanford wasn't exactly sizzling at the start, either. Despite their 7-minute dry spell, the Buffs got within 13-9 on a Lexy Kresl 3-pointer with 9:16 to go in the first half.

The points didn't come quick enough or consistently for CU to hang with Stanford, though. Brittany Wilson and Jen Reese led CU with 10 points each.

As for Jeffery, she finished 1-for-10 from the floor. She didn't score until a layup 26 seconds before intermission. That ended a scoreless streak of more than 27 minutes for the Buffs' junior. She had scored at least 11 points in 19 straight games, and finished with her lowest output since a two-point game at Iowa State in February.

"She is a terrific player," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "We had to work hard to defend her. We had about four or five different players guarding her throughout the game."

It wasn't just Jeffery that struggled, though. As a team, the Buffs hit just 32.8 percent of their shots, and just 20.7 percent in the first half.

"It's hard when everybody is having an off night all at the same time," CU head coach Linda Lappe said.

After Kresl's 3-pointer, Stanford's offense kicked into gear and the Cardinal went on a 17-2 run to pull away.

Tinkle, who averages 7.0 points per game, scored 12 points by halftime while Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike combined for 14 points and 10 rebounds before the break.

"We did a good job with Nnemkadi and Chiney," Sborov said. "I just don't feel we were as ready for Joslyn."

Add in the 19 points by Kokenis, and CU had a tough time stopping Stanford's four-headed monster.

"You've got to be on point at every position on the floor," Ashley Wilson said. "You just have to be ready."

The loss dropped the Buffs to 0-2 on the two-game home stand against the Bay Area schools. After a 12-0 start to the season, the Buffs are 1-3 in their last four games.

"I hope not," Lappe said when asked if her team's confidence has taken a hit. "It's tough to tell. It's too early. I didn't think our confidence was wavering in general before this game. I felt good bouncing back (after the loss to Cal). We had done it already.

"The good thing about these last couple of losses is there's a lot to learn from. Our players just have to open to learning and open to being coached. If we can do that, we'll be fine."

Stanford 80, Colorado 54

STANFORD

FG FT Reb

Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

C Ogwumike 30 8-11 3-4 3-9 2 0 19

N Ogwumike 26 3-7 9-10 0-5 0 3 15

Tinkle 32 7-9 4-4 2-3 0 2 20

Kokenis 28 8-12 2-2 1-5 2 1 19

Orrange 17 1-4 0-0 0-1 3 2 2

Greenfield 16 0-1 0-0 1-5 0 2 0

La Rocque 26 1-8 0-2 0-3 5 2 3

James 7 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0

Payne 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 0

Samuelson 7 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0

Boothe 6 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 2

Totals 200 29-58 18-22 8-37 12 17 80

Percentages: FG .500, FT .818.

3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Tinkle 2-3, Kokenis 1-3, La Rocque 1-5).

Team Rebounds: 3.

Blocked Shots: 3 (Boothe 2, Samuelson).

Turnovers: 12 (Boothe 2, Kokenis 2, C. Ogwumike 2, La Rocque 2, Greenfield, Orrange, N. Ogwumike, Tinkle).

Steals: 5 (Orrange 2, Kokenis, La Rocque, N. Ogwumike).

Technical Fouls: None.

COLORADO

FG FT Reb

Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

M Malcolm-Peck 24 2-5 0-0 3-3 0 1 5

Seabrook 18 3-6 2-2 0-1 0 3 8

Hargis 28 0-2 1-6 3-7 0 4 1

Kresl 20 1-10 0-0 0-1 2 2 3

Jeffery 30 1-10 0-0 1-5 3 0 2

Lee 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

B Wilson 21 3-8 3-5 1-2 2 2 10

A Wilson 18 4-5 1-2 1-4 0 0 9

Sborov 17 2-5 2-3 2-5 0 1 6

B Malcolm-Peck 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Reese 21 3-7 4-6 2-4 1 2 10

Totals 200 19-58 13-24 14-37 8 15 54

Percentages: FG .328, FT .542.

3-Point Goals: 3-19, .158 (M. Malcolm-Peck 1-2, B. Wilson 1-4, Kresl 1-7, Sborov 0-1, Reese 0-1, Jeffery 0-2, Seabrook 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 5.

Blocked Shots: 1 (Hargis).

Turnovers: 15 (B. Wilson 3, Hargis 3, Jeffery 2, A. Wilson 2, Seabrook 2, Reese, Kresl, M. Malcolm-Peck).

Steals: 8 (Kresl 2, Sborov 2, A. Wilson, Jeffery, M. Malcolm-Peck, B. Wilson).

Technical Fouls: None.

Stanford 32 48--80

Colorado 15 39--54

A -- 4,672.

Officials -- Anita Ortega, Alejandro Moreno, Karen Lasuik.