For the first time since November, Bryce Peters came off the bench at Arizona ahead of his fellow freshman guard, Deleon Brown.

Expect that sort of game-to-game juggling between Peters and Brown to continue throughout the second half of the Colorado men's basketball season.

"Bryce physically and defensively, I thought he matched up better," CU head coach Tad Boyle said. "Finding that separation with some guys on this team the deeper you go in our rotation, the line is so fine it's really like throwing darts at a dart board or flipping a coin as a coach. It really is.

"Some of the things Deleon is doing well, Bryce is not doing well. Some of the things Bryce is doing very well, Deleon maybe isn't. They're both going to be good players. I believe in both of them."

Brown asserted himself as an asset off the bench toward the end of the nonconference slate but went 0-for-3 in his Pac-12 Conference debut at Utah. Brown was solid at Arizona State, going 2-for-4 with three rebounds, but he played a season-low three minutes at Arizona.

Though Peters' number has been called earlier, he also has struggled to make a mark in the Buffs' three league games, going a combined 1-for-8.

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