It was a hollow milestone celebration for Josh Fortune.

Colorado's senior guard quietly put together one of his best games of the season in last weekend's lopsided loss at Oregon, and he passed a significant personal milestone along the way. Including his first two collegiate seasons at Providence, Fortune surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career. Fortune went 3-for-3 from 3-point range and finished with 11 points for his first double-digit scoring effort in almost two months.

Given the Buffs' 28-point loss, however, Fortune wasn't in the mood to celebrate.

"It didn't mean much to be honest, because we didn't win," Fortune said.

With three games remaining in the regular season, Fortune (1,006 career points into Thursday's game against Utah) seemingly has settled into a bench role in what has been a frustrating senior season. His 3-for-3 effort from long range at Oregon marked just the third time this season Fortune has hit three 3-pointers in a game. He put together 11 such games a year ago.

"It's definitely a milestone that players want in their careers," Fortune said. "And that's a good one to have."

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