Colorado men’s basketball rolls past UNC Bears – The Denver Post

It was fitting this historic win occurred against Northern Colorado.

The Colorado men’s basketball team kept its momentum intact by pulling away from the Bears for an 88-77 victory on Sunday afternoon at the CU Events Center.

It was the third win in a row for the Buffs and their 11th in a row in the intrastate rivalry against UNC. More significantly, it was win No. 261 at CU for head coach Tad Boyle, moving him into a tie with Sox Walseth for the program’s all-time record. Boyle is a Greeley native who spent four seasons as UNC’s head coach before moving to CU.

CU (7-5) led 46-39 at halftime and held a five-point lead midway through the second half before scoring eight consecutive points in what turned into an 11-1 run. UNC shot 50% during the first half but the Buffs held the Bears to a .433 mark (13-for-30) after halftime.

Three days after posting career-highs with 25 points and nine rebounds against North Alabama, junior forward Tristan da Silva enjoyed another big game, finishing with 26 points and eight rebounds. Four players scored in double figures for the Buffs, with point guard KJ Simpson going 7-for-10 with 18 points and four assists.

CU topped the 50% mark from the field for the third consecutive game, finishing with a .565 mark.

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