Colorado senior guard Xavier Johnson underwent surgery to fix his torn left Achilles tendon.
Askia Booker scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Colorado Buffaloes hung on to beat UCLA 62-56 on Friday night.
The CU Buffs begin Pac-12 play at home against UCLA, a team they’ve never beaten since joining the conference in 2011.
Askia Booker tied a career-high with 27 points and Xavier Johnson added 20 to lead Colorado to an 82-68 win over DePaul in the quarterfinals of the Diamond Head Classic.
J.J. Avila scored 19 points and Daniel Bejarano sealed the victory by grabbing a rebound off a missed free throw in the final seconds as CSU beat CU 62-60 Wednesday night to extend the best start in school history.
Xavier Johnson scored 15 points and nine rebounds, and Josh Scott scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half.
It’s getting so that the Colorado men’s basketball team will think twice about making the short road trip to neighboring Wyoming.
Josh Scott matched a career high with 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Colorado beat Drexel 65-48 in the season opener on Friday night.
The University of Colorado Buffaloes basketball team is heading to Florida for the Big Dance, and the team ended up being seeded higher than many expected.
Askia Booker scored 21 points and keyed a late run, leading Colorado to a 59-56 win over scrappy Southern California in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.