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.
Josh Scott had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Xavier Johnson scored 14 points and Colorado boosted its chances of a first-round bye in next week’s Pac-12 Conference tournament with a 59-56 victory over Stanford on Wednesday night.
The Colorado Buffaloes had already pulled the ripcord on their free fall after star point guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s season-ending knee injury more than a month ago. What they got Wednesday night was the signature win to go with it.
Xavier Johnson scored 20 points and Colorado completed a season sweep of Southern California with an 83-74 victory Sunday, sending USC to its sixth straight loss.
Xavier Johnson scored a career-high 27 points, tops among three Colorado players with at least 20 points, as the Buffaloes routed Washington 91-65 on Sunday night.
Nick Johnson scored 18 points, Brandon Ashley added 15 and top-ranked Arizona remained unbeaten with a 69-57 win over Colorado on Thursday night.
Askia Booker scored a career-high 27 points, 11 in the last 4:40, and No. 20 Colorado rallied in the second half to hand No. 10 Oregon its first loss of the season, 100-91 on Sunday.
Josh Scott scored 16 points, Askia Booker had 13, and Colorado routed Air Force 81-57 Saturday for its seventh win in a row.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and Askia Booker added 14, helping Colorado hold off UC Santa Barbara 76-68 on Thursday night for its fifth straight victory.