Namon Wright scored 14 points, Deleon Brown had 13 and Colorado pulled away in the second half to beat Denver 89-62 Tuesday night.
McKinley Wright added 12 points and George King 11 for Colorado (2-0), which has won 18 of its last 19 nonconference games at the Coors Events Center.
Denver’s Daniel Amigo had a game-high 22 points on 10-of-20 shooting, connecting on two of his three shots from three-point range. Joe Rosga added 15 points for Denver (0-2).
Denver pulled to within 51-45 on a pair of free throws by Rosga, but the Buffaloes re-asserted themselves with a 12-1 run punctuated by Tyler Bey’s dunk.
With 4:28 left, Brown drove in for a layup that boosted Colorado’s lead to 77-54, its biggest advantage to that point.
Brown scored nine of his points in the first half, helping Colorado move in front 43-33.
The Buffaloes outscored the Pioneers 14-8 in the last 4:30 of the opening period to build their 10-point edge at the break, highlighted by McKinley Wright’s steal and fastbreak layup in the middle of the surge.
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