Buffs make history in Kansas City
CU Buff Andre Roberson dunks in the first half during a Big 12 Conference tournament game against Kansas State March 10, 2011 (AP)
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Posted Mar 10, 2011


Senior Cory Higgins led the Colorado Buffaloes to an historic win in the program's history today defeating Kansas for the third time this season 87-75 to advance to the Big 12 tournament semifinals for the first time in history.

Colorado was 0-9 in Big 12 tournament quarterfinal games prior to today, but it finally managed to advance to the semifinals in its final year in the conference before moving to the Pac-12.

Cory Higgins scored 28 points, taking over the game in the second half to lead all scorers. Alec Burks scored 24, including 16 in the first half.

CU Buff Andre Roberson competes for a rebound in the first half during a Big 12 Conference tournament game against Kansas State March 10, 2011 (AP)

Andre Roberson produced a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. He hit key free throws down the stretch and was a key factor for CU snagging important rebounds in crucial situations.

CU Buff Javon Coney defends in the first half against Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City March 10, 2011 (AP)

Senior Marcus Relphorde was the fourth Buff to socre in double figures with 10 points. He also made several key plays down the stretch.

Four Kansas State players scored in double figures led by Curtis Kelly and Jacob Pullen, each with 18.

The Buffs will play top-seeded Kansas in the semifinals on Friday.

CU Buff Marcus Relphorde defends in the first half of a Big 12 tournament game against Kansas State on March 10, 2011 (AP)



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