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
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
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
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.