UC Irvine 80

(4-4, 1-3 away)

Colorado 96

(6-1, 5-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 17, 2005

    Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colorado

    1 2 T
    UCI 36 4480
    COLO 47 4996

    Top Performers

    UC Irvine: R. Schraeder 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Colorado: R. Roby 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Colorado 96, UC Irvine 80

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Richard Roby scored 20 points and Martane Freeman added 17 as Colorado extended its winning streak to five games with a 96-80 victory over UC Irvine Saturday night.

    Marcus Hall contributed 14 points and five assists. Colorado (6-1) has won all seven meetings between the two teams.

    The win spoiled the homecoming of Denver native Ross Schraeder, who had 26 points to lead UC Irvine (4-4). The Anteaters, who had an impressive road win at Stanford, hadn't played since Dec. 3. The rustiness showed.

    Colorado withstood several Anteater runs in the second half, the first when Nic Campbell scored seven straight points to reduce the lead to 56-51. Dominique Coleman's jumper capped a 6-0 run for the Buffaloes to help them pull away.

    A conventional three-point play by Darren Fells made it a five-point game again, only to see Freeman respond with a 3-pointer. A layup from Coleman helped Colorado put its lead back to 69-59.

    UC Irvine made its final run at Colorado when baskets by Mark Kelley and Campbell got them within 77-71 with 6:25 left. Roby nailed a 3-pointer and Freeman converted two free throws, and the Buffaloes' lead was never under nine points over the final 5:36.

    Campbell finished with 18 points.

    Schraeder kept UC Irvine close for most of the first half by hitting three, 3-pointers and scoring 17 points. His 3-pointer and short jumper got the Anteaters to within 37-33 with 3:46.

    Colorado, which had eight players and was 6-for-13 on 3-pointers, regrouped for the remainder of the half. The Buffaloes closed the period with a 3-pointer from Freeman and Hall's driving layup at the buzzer to take a 47-36 lead into the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 80 96
    FG Made-Attempted 30-53 (.566) 33-64 (.516)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 10-26 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 20-24 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

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