Short-handed Sun Devils downed by Colorado
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Andre Roberson and Spencer Dinwiddie each scored 12 points as Colorado downed short-handed Arizona State 69-54 Thursday night.
Austin Dufault and Askia Booker each added 11 points for Colorado (12-6, 4-2 Pac-12), which won for the 10th time in 11 games at home this season.
The Sun Devils (6-12, 2-4) began the game without their leading scorer, Trent Lockett (13.9 points per game), who was held out after spraining his right ankle in last week's victory over Oregon State. Arizona State finished without head coach Herb Sendek, who was ejected with 4:12 remaining after drawing two technical fouls in a row.
Chris Colvin opened in Lockett's place, his first start since late November, and finished with a career-high 15 points. Carrick Felix added 13 points and Jonathan Gilling had 12 for the Sun Devils, who have lost three of their last four.
The Sun Devils scored just 15 points in the first half. But Sendek said the absence of Lockett was no excuse.
"We always talk about that if a guy's out, we will need to focus on the guys that are in and ready to play," Sendek said. 'That's all you really can do."
Chanse Creekmur, who scored a career-high 24 points in Saturday's victory over Oregon State, was held scoreless by the Buffaloes, missing all five of his shots.