Oregon jumped out to a 6-2 lead as both teams hit an early cold shooting streak until Colorado hit a three-pointer to make it 6-5 with just under 16 minutes left in the first half.
The Ducks and Buffaloes would exchange baskets before Colorado hit a 12-0 run to take a 22-16 lead with just under 5 minutes left in the first half. Oregon went on an 0 for 9 drought on the floor. The Buffaloes would add another three-pointer to their lead 25-16 forcing an Oregon timeout. The Ducks shot just over 30 percent in the first half.