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Men's Basketball 2013-14 coverage

Colorado defeats Kansas, 75-72

  • 2:15 p.m., Dec. 7, 2013
  • Coors Events Conference Center, Boulder, CO

Column: KU will get better, but it will take time

Kansas will get better, but not in the way a meal gets hotter by sticking it in the microwave. It’s going to be more of a slow, bumpy road with stops and starts, on the way to hotter performances. By Tom Keegan

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Booker basks in game-winner

Colorado junior guard Askia Booker burned visiting Kansas University with long buzzer shots not once but twice Saturday in leading the Buffaloes to a 75-72 victory in front of loud crowd of 11,113 Saturday in the Coors Event Center. Both three-pointers broke ties.By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Wiggins laments miss; Embiid solid before break

Freshman Andrew Wiggins, who is expected to be Kansas University’s go-to guy this basketball season, launched a possible game-tying shot with 12 seconds left and KU down, 71-68, on Saturday in the Jayhawks’ 75-72 loss at Colorado. By Gary Bedore

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Bill Self after 75-72 loss at Colorado

Bill Self after 75-72 loss at Colorado

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Final: Colorado 75, Kansas 72

It took another hero shot from an opponent, but Kansas University's No. 6-ranked men's basketball team, playing its first road game of the season, lost for the second time in three games, 75-72, at Colorado Saturday afternoon.

Buffaloes guard Askia Booker drained a running three-pointer from the left wing just as time expired to snap CU's 19-game losing streak to the Jayhawks.

"It felt great," Booker said of the shot, in a post-game ESPN interview, while CU fans wildly celebrated feet away from him on the court.

Two games ago, it was Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono, who beat KU (6-2) with a late-game three-pointer, but Colorado (9-1) did much more damage in the paint and at the free-throw line against Kansas to pull off the upset.

Buffs guard Spencer Dinwidie went 8-for-10 at the foul line and Colorado made 22 of its 37 free-throw tries, getting to the line 17 more times than Kansas.

KU freshman Andrew Wiggins scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half in a losing effort.

Jayhawks sophomore forward Perry Ellis (10 points, eight rebounds) drove in for a game-tying layup with four seconds left before Booker won the game at the buzzer.

Kansas has another difficult road test on Tuesday, at No. 15 Florida.

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