BOULDER, Colo. - A split second proved to be the difference between salvation and suffering for the Cougs (10-18, 3-13 Pac-12) who fell 72-69 at Colorado (14-13, 5-11 Pac-12) Sunday afternoon.
With a chance to tie, a last second effort from deep by Pinelopi Pavlopoulou found the bottom of the net only to be waved off as the senior's shot came a moment after the final buzzer. The shot was a microcosm of the game as a whole as the Cougs seemed to be a split second late throughout, chasing the Buffs from the beginning of the game until the final seconds.
Three times in the game the Cougs would run down Colorado after trailing by eight or more points while chasing down the Buffs from seven down with just over four minutes to play in the game.
A three from the corner by Chanelle Molina tied the game at 67-67 with 1:15 to play, but the Buffs would knock down their free throws in the final minute while the Cougs last ditch efforts in the final seconds came up just short.
Stat of the Game
Colorado converted 18 offensive rebounds in to 21 second-chance points compared to 10 offensive rebounds for the Cougs that turned into eight second-chance points.