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CU Buffs pull off upset win against No. 14 Oklahoma State by maintaining a solid lead throughout the second half.
After a big offensive rebound by King-Stockton, Roby goes to the free-throw line and hits both shots.
Curry with the bucket and a foul. Both teams have two timeouts remaining.
A nice pass by Silas to Roby gets Roby to the free-throw line. He hits both.
Oklahoma State star Mario Boggan just picked up his fourth foul. CU needs a basket.
Roby hits two big free throws to stave off a potentially huge Oklahoma State run. On the next trip down for Oklahoma State, Coleman picked up his fourth foul of the game and Byron Eaton has free throws awaiting him.
A big three by Curry gives Oklahoma State just a seven point deficit. CU looks hesitant offensively.
Xavier Silas passed up a wide open three-pointer only to travel with the basketball. Jameson Curry hits a two for Oklahoma State and the lead is now only 10 for CU.
Coach Patton calls a 30-second timeout after a couple of bad trips down the court for his team. Jeremy Williams has picked up his fourth foul of the game. It will be big if the Buffs can keep OSU down ten points for the next few minutes.
CU has maintained a lead of around 12 to 15 for the whole second half. If they continue to execute their offense like they have all game, there is no reason they shouldn’t be able to close this game out and record a huge upset.
The Cowboys now have 10 team fouls. Both teams are in the double bonus. It looks like free throws are going to be critical in the outcome of the game.
Coleman picks up his third foul. The last nine minutes are going to be intriguing with the foul trouble the Buffs are in.
Jackson-Wilson picks up his third foul and the Buffs now have five players with three fouls. Roby is heating up as he reaches 14 points. Bay is back on the floor.
The crowd at the Coors Events Center is louder than it has been all season after an acrobatic lay-in by senior guard Dominique Coleman. Coleman now has 14 points on the game, and he is doing a fabulous job of pushing the tempo.
Four of the Buffs five starters have three fouls, the only exception is Xavier Silas. Oklahoma State is beginning to seize the momentum with a 5-0 run.
Dominique Coleman hits three of four free throws on two consecutive trips to the line to give the Buffs their biggest lead of the game.
CU goes on a 5-3 mini scoring run. Bay continues to have a career day as he hits his fifth three-pointer of the game to give him 17 points. Oklahoma State’s Byron Eaton answered with a three of his own.
Colorado has gotten into early foul trouble in the second half. The team has already picked up five team fouls. Williams and King Stockton both have three fouls and Coleman has two. This will be something to watch as the game progresses.
A nice pass by Roby sets up Jackson-Wilson for an easy lay-in. Bay hits another three, his fourth of the game.
King-Stockton has three fouls and is replaced by Jackson-Wilson. CU gives up one of the few easy buckets it has given up all day as Boggan gets a slam.
Bay continues his good play with a running 10 foot shot in the lane. Oklahoma State comes out and gets a quick three-point play. OSU has instituted a full-court press.
The Buffs have a suprising lead at halftime over the Cowboys. Xavier Silas hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to push the Buffs ahead by 15 points. The Buffs are dominating the boards, out rebounding the Cowboys, 22-15. CU was hot from the field in the first half. The team made 53.6 percent of their field goals while the Cowboys only made 32.3 percent of thier shots from the field. Buff head coach Patton is 71-1 at home when his teams have a double-digit lead at the half.
Bay is playing the game of his career so far as he hits his third three of the game to give the freshman nine points in all.
You can’t overstate the value of CU’s defense in this game. Oklahoma State cannot get anything going on the offensive end.
Bay hits his second three-pointer of the game and gives the Buffs their biggest lead of the afternoon. OSU players look frustrated as they pick up another offensive foul.
The Buffs continue to play good defense as they draw an offensive foul on OSU. A big key to the Buffs edge right now is they have contained OSU’s leading-scorer Mario Boggan, who entered the game averaging 20.8 ppg, to four points.
Roby is heating up on the offensive side of the court as he hit a three-pointer from the corner. On the defensive end, he picked up his second foul of the game as Oklahoma State’s Byron Eaton has two free throws awaiting him. With just under four minutes remaining in the first half, Patton has to be pleased with the defensive effort his team has put forth. They are hustling, scrapping for loose balls and rotating well, probably better than at any time during the conference season.
Roby uses a spin move to get to the bucket. Basket was good and a foul. Roby airballed the free throw.
Roby has a nice tip-in for the Buffs on a Jackson-Wilson miss to put the Buffs up by two. Jameson Curry answered with a three-pointer for the Cowboys forcing Coach Patton to call a timeout for CU.
CU switched to a zone defense and Oklahoma State nailed a wide open three. Dominique Coleman answered with a three of his own for the Buffs.
Roby made an aggressive move toward the hole and got rewarded with a trip to the foul line. He made one of two and the Buffs are up by three.
Roby remains scoreless on the night. Jackson-Wilson made a nice move on the last possession to get a lay-in and put the Buffs up by two. CU’s defense is doing a good job of helping and moving its feet.
Williams picks up his second foul and goes out of the game. He is replaced by Sean Kowal. Guard Kal Bay is more aggressive today than in previous games, and he is looking to pass.
Jeremy Williams converts on a nice pull-up jumper from 10 feet and now has eight points on the game. Oklahoma State has struggled from the field. CU’s defense is getting better as the half wears on.
Buffs leading scorer Richard Roby is scoreless for the ball game and has turned the ball over two times.
The action is frenetic just over 8 minutes into the game. Both coaches are substituting heavily. CU is getting good looks on the offensive end as Kal Bay made CU’s third three of the game. The Buffs are being more patient offensively than they’ve been in recent memory.
The CU defense is allowing too much penetration creating good scoring opportunities for Oklahoma State.
Both teams have already picked up four fouls a piece in what is shaping up to be a very physical Big 12 contest.
Marcus King-Stockton has already picked up two fouls. Jermyl Jackson-Wilson replaces him.
Kal Bay was a surprise starter for the Buffs in place of Dominique Coleman. Bay took only one shot and missed a 3-pointer. Freshman Jeremy Williams is off to a nice start with 6 points on two three-pointers. The Buffs perimeter defense has given Oklahoma State some open shots but thus far they have been unable to capitalize.