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Colorado defeats Kansas, 75-72

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

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.

Box score

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended December 7, 2013 at 4:44 p.m.)

Jim Darnall

I must admit. I have seen the worst bunch of players, especially on defense that I have ever seen. This group has more talent than most teams we have had but they have not a clue as how to play defense. They're not too good at offense either. Colorado could score at will inside . Our guys don't act like they know what to do. It was imbarassing to watch.r

Rodney Crain

Anyone concerned about the FL game?

Lajayhawk in reply to Mojayhawk

Funny thing is, we ended up out-rebounding them by one. But they did have 15 offensive, which is insane.

Cody Riedy

Don't really care if it was a travel or not; at this point in the season, KU needs to worry about what it can control, because its there that they lost this game.

Jmfitz85

Woooooo!!!!!! Way to go Colorado you guys are soooooooo good!!!!! 0_o

Rodney Crain in reply to Lajayhawk

Yup. lucky, but big time shot.

Mojayhawk

Rebounding is a major problem. We've been spoiled by Withey, T Rob, the Morris Twins, Aldrich. Who is going to take over ?

Rodney Crain in reply to Ian Ballinger

if you look at it slowed down it was 2 and half. They deserved to win this game. Look at the box score, they did not play well, but our fouls and allowing them so many OR gave them way to many extra possessions.

Mojayhawk

Why can't we defend without fouling?

Lajayhawk

He just stepped sideways which exaggerated the motion. But he did not travel. Give him credit. That was a big-time shot.

Eric TheCapn

Looked fine to me.

Rodney Crain

Yes lajayhawk thank you.

Bwag in reply to Rodney Crain

If that isn't steps nothing is

Ian Ballinger in reply to Rodney Crain

Ok, I disagree with you... I saw a travel.

Lajayhawk in reply to Ian Ballinger

It was not a travel. It was an obvious two and a half steps.

Bryce Landon

It's one thing to lose. It's something else to lose to Colorado. It's something else to lose to Colorado after they spurned the Big 12 for the Pac-12. And it's definitely something else to lose on a damned buzzer beater.

Rodney Crain

HR, GZ, I can type two cap letters too, it does not change that it was not a travel BWAG

Eric TheCapn

LAME

Lajayhawk

There were some positives in the second half. We have some things we can build off of. Obviously, we were outplayed. But I saw a step in the right direction in the last 10 minutes. Figure out how to attack a zone, stay aggressive defensively and BLOCK OUT.

Bwag in reply to Rodney Crain

BS

Ashwin Rao in reply to Lajayhawk

A good lesson for freshmen. Just because you are top ranked, and you play for Kansas, does not mean victories will be handed to you. You have to earn it... one play at a time!

Rodney Crain in reply to Ian Ballinger

Ian they said it was not after they watched a reply. It was not a travel.

Melrank

Well, crap. We knew it would be an arduous journey and that the early season schedule would be tough, but it still stinks. I think we will be fine, but it still stinks. Did I say this stinks?

Rodney Crain in reply to Sam Constance

only with your eyes March. That was not a travel.

Ian Ballinger

And you could tell Wiggins was nervous in this game. Rodney it was obviously a walk. The commentators even thought it was a walk.

Aircapjay

Booker did not travel, but there is no way he should have gotten that lucky shot off. Our defense needs major work.

Rodney Crain

no travel guys.

Cody Riedy

All these close game, tough game, tough environment, down to the wire experience though will be good going into Big XII play and in March, assuming the team learns from it.

Dave Cook

if MU wins against auburn, this will the worst day ever.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Rodney Crain

totes travel

Sam Constance in reply to Rodney Crain

Don't be stupid. There is absolutely no objective evidence for that.

Rodney Crain in reply to Bwag

no, he did not travel.

Rodney Crain

this far in the season, we are the 3rd or 4th best team in the B12

Bryce Landon in reply to Rodney Crain

Not that we played well enough to win, but to lose on a buzzer-beater like that smarts. Especially to those Big 12 backstabbers.

Bwag in reply to Rodney Crain

That was steps

Armen Kurdian

I'm in the Philippines, just woke up, thought, hey, I'll see how KU is doing. I just now logged in. Can't believe it. This is bad.

Sam Constance

Out come the doomsdayers.

Lajayhawk in reply to Sam Constance

Yeah, some calls were missed. But we were outplayed. No question about it.

Rob Bedford III

The team will lose 2 or 3 games in AFH this year.

Rodney Crain

We just got beat, we lost this game by the way we played.

Sam Constance in reply to Lajayhawk

Yeah, I actually agree.

Still salty about the multiple no calls where KU players were fouled while driving. Including Perry's layup to tie.

Hawk90

Getting our bad luck out of the way now

Ashwin Rao

Not worried... good learning game... I saw a big improvement in the 2nd half. RCJH

Rodney Crain

no travel

Bwag

Travel travel travel

Allin Herring

Can we guard in the final seconds of a game??

Duane Rice

lets go sporting. this might turn out to be a horrible day.

FINAL
Kansas 72
Colorado 75

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Rodney Crain

how is our confidence going into the FL game?

Aircapjay

Better to be lucky than good.

Lajayhawk

Didn't look like a travel to me. Game winner. Give him credit.

Melrank

Euro step jumper

Bwag

T for fans on court

Sam Constance

The announcers even saying that he got an extra step.

Screw these zebras.

Tom Keegan KUsports.com staff

Running 25 footer by Booker, same guy who hit shot at buzzer of first half, sends students storming onto floor.

Aircapjay

How many games are we going to lose with a last second 3 this year?

Sam Constance

To end both halves. Seems like a few of those garbage no-calls may have made a difference after all.

Cody Riedy

storming the court, really?...that's pretty sorry

1991jayhawk

So much for my silly ass Villanova comment...

Bwag

Travel

Rodney Crain

They deserve it.

Lawkan

he walked.

Ian Ballinger

bull he walked

Melrank

Are you kidding me?

Duane Rice

that was a travel

Lajayhawk

Can't do anything about that.

Rodney Crain

LOL of course!

Danr

Ouch

Aircapjay

I bet a foul gets called on KU.

Matt Tait KUsports.com staff

Love seeing them drive it to the hoop. Forget the jumper. Force the issue.

Bwag in reply to Aircapjay

I know right

Lajayhawk

PRESSURE THE BALL.

Duane Rice

How do you not foul but still play defence

Melrank in reply to Sam Constance

LOL

Rodney Crain

We cannot foul here

00:03 left in Second Half
Kansas 72
Colorado 72

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Aircapjay

Where was the foul call?

Cshjhawk

Foul!

Sam Constance

Great call. Everyone always forgets about the Clothier.

Custom-fit that shot right into the hole.

Bwag

Took the blond out in the first row

Cody Riedy

Love those crickets you can here right now.

Danr

I liked that with perry

1991jayhawk

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

Duane Rice

Elis does still play on this team.

Melrank

Well, isn't that sojmkething?

Lajayhawk

WOW. Excellent play call from Self. EXCELLENT.

Rodney Crain

Will they come out in zone?

Duane Rice

mason drives with wiggins to clean up

Lajayhawk in reply to Tom Keegan

DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE

1991jayhawk

Well, unlike with Villanova, at least we have the ball for the final play....I say drive the paint and maybe get fouled...not sure I trust any of our three point shooters at this point..C'MON HAWKS!!!

Danr

Drive and pick up the foul

Lajayhawk

DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE

Tom Keegan KUsports.com staff

What do you think: Isolate Wiggins and let him drive to hoop?

00:11 left in Second Half
Kansas 70
Colorado 72

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Ian Ballinger

Go for the tie

Melrank

Interesting. Bill never calls a TO in this situation but he questioned himself when he didn't at Villanova in the presser. He does adapt.

Bwag

2 to tie or 3 to win?

Lajayhawk in reply to Lajayhawk

58.3%, actually.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Absolutely had to call a timeout there w/ such a young team. Draw up a play/set that can give you a tie or lead.

Duane Rice

who takes the shot.

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