CU is looking to rebound from a 69-57 loss at No. 1 Arizona on Thursday. Sophomore Xavier Johnson had a season-high 21 points in the loss. ... CU is 1-3 in its past four games. ... In three Pac-12 road games this season, the Buffs are 1-2 and needed overtime to beat Washington State. ... ASU rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Utah, 79-75, on Thursday at home. Four Sun Devils scored in double figures, led by Jahii Carson's 23 points. ... CU junior Askia Booker needs just six points to become the 31st player in school history with 1,000 points for his career. ... Arizona State is 10-1 at home this season. Colorado is 3-4 away from Boulder and 1-4 when traveling out of state. ... ASU center Jordan Bachynski leads the Pac-12 with 10 double-doubles. CU's Josh Scott is just behind him, with nine. ... As a team, CU has nailed 32 of 36 free throws (88.9 percent) during the past two games. ... CU attempted at least 24 free throws in 13 of its first 16 games. The Buffs have averaged just 18.8 attempts the past four games, with no more than 22 in any of those. They had a season-low 14 attempts on Thursday against Arizona.

KEY STAT: ASU came into the week third in the Pac-12 in field-goal percentage defense, allowing just 40.0 percent shooting. CU is 1-3 this season when shooting under 40 percent. Holding Utah to 38.7 percent in the second half Thursday keyed the Sun Devils' win.

COACHES: Tad Boyle is 84-43 in his fourth season at CU and 140-109 for his career. Herb Sendek is 134-114 in his eighth season at ASU and 388-272 for his career.