STANFORD, Calif. – Bryce Wills scored 19 points, including a key layup in the final minute, and Stanford beat No. 21 Colorado 72-64 on Sunday.
Oscar da Silva added 16 points, and Deajon Davis and Tyrell Terry each had 12 for the Cardinal (20-9, 10-7 Pac-12), who won their fourth straight.
Tyler Bey scored 17 points to lead the Buffaloes (21-9, 10-7), who lost a third consecutive game for the first time this season. McKinley Wright had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and D’Shawn Schwartz had 14 points.
Wills gave Stanford a 65-52 edge with 8:13 remaining to play and that’s when the Buffaloes made their move, scoring 10 straight on three baskets by Wright and two more by Bey.
Wills ended a nearly four-minute drought with a short jumper and Colorado missed its next seven shots.
Except for a two-point deficit early, the Cardinal led the majority of the contest.
Stanford led by as many as 15 at 35-20 with 2:27 remaining to play. The Buffaloes scored the final eight points to pull within seven at 35-28 at the intermission.
BIG PICTUREColorado: The Buffaloes entered the weekend with a chance to win the conference title and are hoping to wind up with a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament after being swept in the Bay Area. The Buffaloes could fall into a fourth-place tie depending on later action Sunday. ... Colorado still needs one win to set a program record for regular-season victories.
Stanford: The Cardinal head into the final weekend assured of a winning conference record and can still finish as high as a second-place tie. ... Improved to 3-19 against Top 25 competition under coach Jerod Haase. ... Wills recorded his second double-figure scoring performance in the last 11 games after reaching double figures six times in the previous 11.
UP NEXTColorado: travels to Utah on Saturday.
Stanford: at Oregon State on Thursday.