Nick Eddy added 12 points for Colorado (18-7, 8-6 Big 12
Conference). The Buffaloes managed only 3-for-22 shooting on
3-pointers but scored 44 of its points inside the paint.
Thomas Gardner had 19 points to reach 1,007 career points and
become the 37th player in school history to score 1,000 points.
Kevin Young, 13 points, and Jason Horton, 10, reached
double-figures for Missouri (11-14, 4-10).
The Tigers are 1-3 since Quin Snyder resigned as coach on Feb.
10 and have averaged 57.4 points and 38 percent shooting over last
their 10 games, going 1-9.
Missouri's tight man-to-man defense and 16 points from Gardner
helped build a 28-13 lead with 9:11 left in the first half. The
Tigers self-destructed the rest of the half, missing 9-of-11 shots
including two uncontested lay-ups, and turning the ball over six
times to open the door for a Colorado comeback.
Colorado replied with a 21-4 run. Eddy sparked the run with nine
of the points, had two free throws to tie the game at 30 with 1:56
left and his layup sent the Buffaloes into intermission with a
The Buffaloes, 3-for-11 on 3-pointers in the first half, turned
to its inside game after the break. Eddy had one of the team's
three lay-ups to start the half to increase their lead to 40-34
early and after Gardner's jumper cut the lead to 40-38, Colorado
had seven baskets, all well within the 3-point arc, in a 17-3 run
to make it 57-41 with 10:45 left.
Missouri, which shot 37 percent and scored 28 points in the
second half, got a layup from Young, but promptly gave up two
lay-ups to reserve Marcus King-Stockton and three more to make it a
67-44 bulge with 7:20 left.