Buffaloes atone for loss to CSU by downing No. 13 Xavier.
CU’s big win helps atone for loss to CSU
boulder» After a dismal and disappointing home loss to Colorado State a week ago, Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle said his team would have to get one back at some point.
The Buffaloes got it Wednesday. And it was a big one.
Using a huge, game-breaking 15-0 run midway through the first half, CU was able to storm past No. 13 Xavier for a thrilling 68-66 win Wednesday night at the Coors Events Center.
The Musketeers put together a 16-2 run on either side of halftime to build a ninepoint lead early in the second half. Xavier still led by eight points when the Buffs ripped off 15 points in a row, a burst highlighted by two 3-pointers by Xavier Johnson as well as 3-pointers from George King and Derrick White.
White had a huge game for the Buffs, scoring a team-leading 23 points with a 3for-6 mark from 3-point range. White also posted six rebounds and four assists.
Johnson battled through foul trouble to finish with 18 points and seven rebounds, while King posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Colorado’s Derrick White shoots over Xavier’s Sean O’Mara during the Buffaloes’ 68-66 victory in Boulder on Wednesday night.