Colorado center/forward Josh Scott’s last night in a Buffaloes uniform wasn’t a memorable one for him or his team. It was Jan. 5 in Salt Lake City, and although CU’s 6-10 junior forward tried his best to run the court in Utah’s uproarious Huntsman Center the 28-minute experiment returned him and his ailing back to square one.
"I was hurting, I think that’s kind of obvious," Scott said Thursday. "It’s not my favorite game; it was kind of a ‘figure this thing out’ type of deal. And that’s what we did."
His numbers that night: three points on three-of-four free throws, three missed field goal attempts, two rebounds, two blocked shots, one steal and one turnover. It was Scott’s only Pac-12 game to date. Scott is expected to be healthier for this game in the Coors Event Center, which is not good news for the No. 13-ranked Runnin' Utes. Utah 7-footer Jakob Poeltl had a difficult time in side with even an ailing Scott in the game, having his shot blocked twice by simply not attacking the basket strong against a weakened opponent.
Poeltl will have to be better tonight for the Utes to come out of Colorado with a win.
Booker will miss this game, which could make things ugly for the Buffs. Can CU find other scorers?