Combining for 50 points, guards Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie overshadowed nearly everybody else in a Colorado uniform Sunday.

Still, Josh Scott managed to stand out.

The sophomore forward was great once again for the No. 20 Buffs, scoring 15 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in the 100-91 win against No. 10 Oregon.

It was the fifth consecutive double-double for the 6-foot-10 Scott, who had five in his 41 career games before this stretch.

"He's a beast. He's just so reliable," CU head coach Tad Boyle said.

Scott was an efficient 5-for-8 on his field-goal shooting, while nailing five of his six free throws. He also had a career-high four blocked shots on defense.

"You can tell when our guards have the ball, they're looking for him (on offense)," Boyle said. "They want to get Josh the ball. He turned it over a few times out of the double teams tonight, but he's learning from it.

"The thing I like about Josh, last year, sometimes he'd make mistakes and he'd make excuses or he'd maybe point the finger. This year, there's none of that. For your sophomore big guy to play like that and to take ownership in the way he's playing, both good and bad, is terrific."

Scott led a solid game from the CU frontcourt. Xavier Johnson had 15 points and seven rebounds, while Wesley Gordon had four points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

That trio helped the Buffs to a 39-33 edge in rebounding against the Ducks.


"We're always just trying to battle and keep grinding," Johnson said. "Playing a team like that, everybody is good on their team, so we have to be able to step up and everybody has to be good on our team, as well."

Mighty Ducks

Oregon won its first 13 games in large part because it is has so much talent on the roster, especially in the backcourt. The Buffs experienced that on Sunday.

Starting guards Joseph Young and Damyean Dotson combined for 32 points and point guards Johnathan Loyd had six assists.

"The mindset you have to have is you're not going to let them score," Booker said of going against the Ducks' backcourt. "You have some big time players on their team. I think they've got about five great guards on their team that could probably start anywhere if they went somewhere else."

As good as the Ducks are, CU held them to just 42.3 percent shooting -- well below their season average of 50.3. The three starting guards hit just 38.2 percent (13-of-34) of their shots.

"Coach wanted us at 40 or 41 (percent), right in that area," Dinwiddie said. "We were right there against a very potent offensive team. I know they still got their average (points), but this was an extremely high possession game, so it's kind of not indicative of the type of defense we played."

Protecting the home floor

CU is now 55-7 at home in Boyle's four seasons, including 6-2 against ranked teams. A crowd of 10,398 fans was on hand to see CU's latest win against a ranked team.

"That's thanks to the people in the stands," Booker said. "We can't do it without them. That's what makes us so tough is the fans."

Denver East High School's Dominique Collier, who has signed a letter of intent to join the Buffs in the fall, was one of the fans in attendance.

"It was good for him to see this game to understand what he's going to be in for next year in the Pac-12 and high-level games like this," Boyle said.


CU is 8-3 all-time against Oregon, including 5-0 in Boulder. The Buffs are 5-1 against the Ducks since joining the Pac-12. ... This is CU's best 15-game start since the 1968-69 team also started 13-2. ... CU had held 34 consecutive opponents below 80 points before Sunday. The Ducks were the first team to hit the 80-point mark against CU since Arizona's 92-83 overtime win on Jan. 3, 2013. ... Booker and Dinwiddie became the first CU teammates to score 20 points in the same game since Alec Burks and Cory Higgins on March 18, 2011, against California.

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