Scores

Final

Iowa State 72

(14-15, 3-11 Big 12)

Colorado 75

(13-15, 4-10 Big 12)

1:45 PM ET, February 27, 2010

Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colorado

1 2 T
ISU 38 3472
COLO 36 3975

Top Performers

Iowa State: M. Gilstrap 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Colorado: C. Higgins 33 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Colorado 75, Iowa St. 72

Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- Cory Higgins scored a season-high 33 points to lead Colorado over Iowa State 75-72 in a battle between Big 12 also-rans on Saturday.

With Colorado (13-15, 4-10) trailing 46-40 with 16 minutes left, Higgins scored 15 of the Buffaloes' next 17 points to give them a 57-55 lead with 7:20 left. He hit two 3-pointers in the stretch, and he finished it with a baseline drive past 6-foot-9 LaRon Dendy.

Casey Crawford hit two 3-pointers to extend Colorado's lead to four, and the Buffaloes hit eight free throws in the final 1:16 to seal the win.

Marquis Gilstrap scored 26 points for the Cyclones (14-15, 3-11), who have lost 10 of their last 12 games.

The Cyclones rallied from an early deficit to take a 38-36 lead at halftime. Gilstrap led Iowa State with 12 first-half points, and Higgins and Marcus Relphorde had 12 each for Colorado.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ISU
COLO
Points 72 75
FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 27-49 (.551)
3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 9-20 (.450)
FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 12-12 (1.000)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 8

2009-10 Season

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