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Roberson Leads Colorado To 70-68 Win Over Georgia

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André Roberson (credit: CUBuffs.com)

André Roberson (credit: CUBuffs.com)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Andre Roberson had 15 points and 15 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie scored 16 points and Colorado beat Georgia 70-68 on Monday night.

Asika Booker scored 14 points and Carlon Brown had 10 points for the Buffaloes (4-2), who extended their non-conference home win streak to 26.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 15 points and Gerald Robinson 14 for the Bulldogs (4-3), who have lost three of their last four.

Colorado came out aggressive to start the second half, hitting five of their first six shots to take a 45-39 lead with 15:57 remaining.

The Bulldogs were cold to start the second half and missed their first 11 shots. They didn’t get their first bucket until Nemanja Djurisic hit a 3-pointer with 12:34 left to cut the deficit to 45-42.

The lead was one when Colorado pulled away. Roberson converted a three-point play, Nate Tomlinson hit a 3-pointer and Shane Harris-Tunks made a layup to give the Buffaloes a 62-52 lead with 3:52 left.

Watch highlights from the game at CUBuffs.com.

The Bulldogs rallied late to cut the lead to three with 4.5 seconds left, but a free throw by Booker sealed the win.

Georgia grabbed a 12-point lead in the first half on the strength of its hot outside shooting. The Bulldogs hit six of their first eight shots from behind the 3-point line to go up 26-14 with 8:30 left before intermission.

After a timeout, Colorado began to chip away at the deficit. Dinwiddie, a freshman, led the charge, scoring nine points in the first half and helping the Buffaloes go on a 16-4 run to tie it at 30-30 on Brown’s 3-pointer with 3:10 left.

Robinson scored six of his 11 first-half points in the final 2:58 to lift Georgia to a 38-34 lead at the break.

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