Colorado topples UCLA for third straight win

McKinley Wright IV had 26 points and six assists, Evan Battey had 12 points, and the Colorado Buffaloes beat the UCLA Bruins 70-61 in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday night.Jeriah Horne scored 10 points for the Buffaloes, who used a 15-1 run in the final seven minutes to take control. Colorado (19-7, 13-6 Pac-12) has won three straight.Johnny Juzang had 25 points and Jaylen Clark scored 10 for UCLA, which had several costly turnovers down the stretch. The Bruins (17-6, 13-4) lead the conference by a game over Oregon after their three-game winning streak was snapped.The Buffaloes started quick in the second half to take a 40-37 lead, but UCLA came back with six straight points to flip the score. The game continued to seesaw, with Colorado going back in front on a 3-pointer by Maddox Daniels, and then Juzang answering with one from deep.The teams continued to trade baskets, with Tyger Campbell’s 3-pointer giving the Bruins a 57-55 lead with 7:15 left.Eli Parquet and D’Shawn Schwartz made layups off of UCLA turnovers and Horne drained one from deep off another turnover to put the Buffaloes in front 62-57 with 5:04 left.