Jan 18, 2014; Boulder, CO, USA; USC Trojans guard J.T. Terrell (20) shoots in the first half against the Colorado Buffaloes at the Coors Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Pac-12 Preview: Colorado Buffaloes (18-7, 7-5) vs. USC Trojans (10-14, 1-0)

Buffaloes-Trojans Preview

The Colorado Buffaloes (18-7, 7-5 in Pac-12 play) look to get back into the win column after a hard-fought loss to the UCLA Bruins on Thursday night. Colorado took the lead into the half up 40-36 but couldn’t contain the Bruins from deep in the second half, falling 92-74. Bryce Alford came off of the bench hot for UCLA, knocking down 4-of-5 three-point attempts as he finished with 14 points on the night.

What: Pac-12 Conference Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs. USC Trojans
When: Sunday, February 16th
Where: Galen Center
Time: 8:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM MT

During the two teams last meeting back on Jan. 18th, the 21st ranked Buffaloes handled the Trojans at the Coors Event Center, 83-62. Josh Scott led the way for the Buffs as he scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting, collecting 7 rebounds while converting all four of his free-throw attempts. Askia Booker would chip in 13 points on just 3-of-5 shooting as he scored most of his points from the line, knocking down all six free-throw attempts.

Buffaloes power forward Wesley Gordon has sat out the last two games with an ankle injury and is questionable to play tonight against the Trojans.

Players To Watch For:

Colorado Buffaloes:

Josh Scott — Colorado’s center Josh Scott continues to produce at a high-level for this club, giving them chances to win every night. In their last game against the UCLA Bruins, Scott scored 20 points to lead all scorers.

USC Trojans:

Byron Wesley — The junior guard out of Rancho Cucamongo, California is coming off of a big game in the loss to the Utah Utes. He would tied a game-high with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.

Pac-12 Standings:

1 – Arizona Wildcats (23-2, 10-2 in Pac-12)
2 – UCLA Bruins (20-5, 9-3 in Pac-12)
3 – Arizona State Sun Devils (19-6, 8-4 in Pac-12)
4 – California Golden Bears (17-8, 8-4 in Pac-12)
5 – Colorado Buffaloes (18-7, 7-5 in Pac-12)
6 – Stanford Cardinal (16-8, 7-5 in Pac-12)
7 – Utah Utes (17-8, 6-7 in Pac-12)
8 – Washington Huskies (14-12, 6-7 in Pac-12)
9 – Oregon State Beavers (13-10, 5-6 in Pac-12)
10 – Oregon Ducks (15-8, 3-8 in Pac-12)
11 – USC Trojans (10-14, 1-10 in Pac-12)

Projected Starting Line-Ups:

Colorado Buffaloes:

PG: Xavier Talton
SG: Askia Booker
SF: Xavier Johnson
PF: Wesley Gordon
C: Josh Scott

USC Trojans:

PG: Brendyn Taylor
SG: Pe’Shon Howard
SF: Byron Wesley
PF: Strahinja Gayrilovic
C: D.J. Haley

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