Buffs beat UNLV at NCAA Tournament

The Buffaloes will keep on their dancing shoes for one more day. The men’s basketball team beat the University of Nevada Las Vegas Running Rebels 68-64.

The Buffs went into the break with a 36-25 lead by as much as 20 points with 15:05 remaining in the second half, but that lead dwindled down to just two points in the final 4:19. The No. 11 Buffs held on, making key free throws to upset the No. 6 Rebels.

Freshman guard Askia Booker drives the ball to the lane in the first half of the 68-64 win over UNLV on Thursday. Booker lead the Buffs with 16 points on the night. (CU Independent/Andrew Kaczmarek)

While CU turned the ball over 23 times, compared to UNLV’s eight. UNLV also had 14 steals and eight blocks, compared to CU’s four and three respectively.

However, CU did have several driving factors over the Rebels. The Buffs had 46 rebounds, compared to UNLV’s 33.

Sophomore forward Andre Roberson earned a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 16 rebounds (nine of which came in the first half). Three other Buffs came in with double digits – freshman Askia Booker with 16 points and seniors Austin Dufault with 14 and Carlon Brown with 12.

More information to come.

Contact CU Independent Sports Editor Marlee Horn at Marlee.horn@colorado.edu.

Marlee Horn

Marlee Horn is totally awesome. She is a junior majoring in news-editorial and minoring in ethnic studies. On any given day, she is most likely watching Sex and the City or SportsCenter. A Colorado native, Marlee is always rooting for her home teams, even if they are horrible or giving her a heart attack.

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