Buffs edge out Cowboys

Sophomore guard Alec Burks (#10) keeps the ball away from Cowboys as senior guard Cory Higgins (#11) waits for a pass during the first half of the mens' basketball game versus Oklahoma State University on Jan. 15, 2011. The Buffs won 75-71. (CU Independent/Kelly Kaoudis)

Colorado men’s basketball beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys 75-71 at the Coors Events Center on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Guard Cory Higgins led the Buffs with 23 points, and sophomore guard Alec Burks scored 20.

The Buffs were down by as many as 12 points in the second half, but got important stops down, and hit key free throws down the stretch to come out on top.

Contact CU Independent Sports Editor Mark McNeillie at Mark.mcneillie@colorado.edu.

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