After two days of sightseeing, clearly the Colorado men's basketball team is enjoying its time on the court in Italy as well.

The Buffaloes made it 2-for-2 on their four-game run of exhibition games on Friday, using a strong fourth quarter to top Silute BC 73-60.

George King posted his second consecutive double-double with 10 points and 10 assists, while Namon Wright came off the bench to go 6-for-9 (2-for-2 on 3-pointers) and lead the Buffs with 14 points.

Sophomore guard Deleon Brown also enjoyed a solid game off the bench for CU, going 5-for-7 from the floor with 12 points, two assists, and two blocked shots in 23 minutes.

The Buffs outscored Silute BC 23-15 in the fourth quarter and dominated the glass, posting a rebound advantage of 50-38. Tyler Bey and Lucas Siewert posted nine rebounds apiece for CU, with Siewert just missing a double-double with 10 points.

Head coach Tad Boyle followed through on his pre-trip stance that he would juggle the starting lineup of his new-look squad throughout the trip. Thursday's trip-opening win against Dream Team Italy featured a starting five of King, Siewert, McKinley Wright, Dallas Walton, and Dom Collier. On Friday, Boyle substituted Tory Miller and Bey into the starting lineup in place of Walton and Siewert.

CU has a couple days off before resuming competition Monday in Vicenza against Vicenza All Star. The Buffs complete their four-game swing Wednesday in Vercelli.


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Colorado 73, Silute BC 60

At Ponte Buggianese, Italy

Colorado

Bey 1-5 0-0 2, Miller 3-3 0-0 6, Collier 0-3 0-0 King 5-11 0-0 10, M. Wright 3-7 2-2 8, Schwartz 3-4 0-0 7, Brown 5-7 2-2 12, Strating 0-0 0-2 0, N. Wright 6-9 0-0 14, Siewert 4-11 1-4 9, Walton 2-5 0-0 4. Total 32-65 5-10 73.

Silute BC

Tamosiunas 3-14 2-2 11, Zauneriunas 2-16 0-0 6, Oetjen 6-8 1-2 14, Globys 2-7 3-5 7, Uzbonas 1-5 1-2 3, Gaidys 1-3 1-2 3, Perkins 3-6 0-4 7, Dzaiugys 3-9 2-4 9. Totals 21-68 10-21 60.

Score by quarters:

Colorado15 16 19 23—73
Silute BC 7 21 17 15—60

3-point field goals — Colorado 4-12 (Collier 0-2, King 0-2, Schwartz 1-1, N. Wright 2-2, Siewert 1-3, Walton 0-1); Silute BC 8-32 (Tamosiunas 3-12, Zauneriunas 2-13, Oetjen 1-3, Gaidys 0-1, Perkins 1-1, Dzaiugys 1-2). Total fouls — Colorado 18, Silute BC 15. Rebounds — Colorado 50 (King 10); Silute BC 38 (Tamosiunas, Perkins 5). Assists — Colorado 12 (M. Wright 4), Silute BC 10 (Oetjen 5).