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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Colorado cruises past Prairie View

Colorado's Cory Higgins drives to the basket as Prairie View A&M's Michael Griffin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, in Boulder.

Colorado's Cory Higgins drives to the basket as Prairie View A&M's Michael Griffin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, in Boulder.

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Colorado 72, Prairie View 47

Cory Higgins scored 17 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to lead Colorado.

Dwight Thorne II finished with 12 points for the Buffaloes (5-3), while Levi Knutson came off the bench to add nine points. Colorado took control early as Higgins scored 15 of his points in the first half. The Buffs went into the break with a 43-18 lead.

The second half was much of the same. Colorado took advantage of a fatigued Panthers team and led by as many as 32 points. The Buffs shot 51 percent from the field.

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