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No. 9 Arizona men’s basketball falls to Colorado 75-72

Nigel Amstock
Arizona guard Gabe York (1) drives the ball past Colorado on Feb. 24 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colorado. Arizona fell to Colorado 75-72.

Arizona men’s basketball is no stranger to court stormings.

On Wednesday, it was Colorado’s turn to rush the court as the Buffaloes defeated the No. 9 Wildcats 75-72.

Allonzo Trier’s 3-point attempt with five seconds remaining bounced off the rim, cementing Arizona’s fifth Pac-12 Conference loss.

The Wildcats (22-6, 10-5) fell out of a first-place tie with Oregon in the Pac-12 standings.

Arizona put itself in position to send the game to overtime as the Wildcats went on a 7-0 run in the final minutes. With under 30 seconds to go, Arizona had possession, but Gabe York dribbled the ball out of bounds, handing possession to Colorado.

However, Colorado’s Josh Scott then turned the ball on a travel call.

On the final possession of the game, Trier held the ball at the top of the key before releasing a high-arching 3 that missed.

Trier scored 15 points on the night, second most on the team to Ryan Anderson’s 19. York and Kadeem Allen also reached double digits in scoring.

For Colorado, Scott led the herd with 26 points. The senior forward got mostly whatever he wanted in the post and finished the game 10-18 from the field.

Arizona collectively shot 47 percent from the field including 3-11 from outside.

The Wildcats now have a few days off before they play No. 24 Utah on Saturday.

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