Look for Colorado's 6-foot-9 forward Wesley Gordon to draw more minutes Wednesday night (9 p.m., ESPNU) against visiting Arizona State, CU coach Tad Boyle said.

Colorado (19-7, 8-5 Pac-12) needs Gordon to help out 6-10 Josh Scott against ASU's mammoth Jordan Bachyn ski, a 7-2, 250-pound senior. The Sun Devils (19-6, 8-4) have won three straight against Colorado, including a 72-51 romp over the Buffs on Jan. 25 in Tempe, Ariz.

"Wesley is very important to us, especially defensively and in rebounding," Boyle said. "He gives us that big body inside."

Gordon injured the knee and ankle two weeks ago when he slipped on ice outside his off-campus residence. After missing two games, he played 11 minutes in Sunday's win at Southern California, recording two rebounds but no points.