Buffs fall to No. 25 Baylor in season opener

Buffs fall to No. 25 Baylor in season opener

The Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team fell to No. 25 Baylor on Friday night after allowing the Bears to accumulate a lead that the Buffs couldn't shake. Colorado will return to Boulder on Sunday for their home opener against UT Martin.

The Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team fell to No. 25 Baylor on Friday night after allowing the Bears to accumulate a lead that the Buffs couldn't shake.

Three Buffs scored in double digits during the game, with sophomore forward Josh Scott leading the pack with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Junior guards Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie also added a pair of ten points each to the mix.

The Buffs took numerous rushed shots throughout the game, which resulted in a poor shooting percentage in the paint and behind the arc. By the end of the night, they made 22 of 66 field goal attempts (33.3%) and went 2 for 19 from the three-point range (10.5%).

The Bears, on the other hand, appeared more composed throughout the game, which was evident through the way they set up their shots. Baylor shot 24 for 54 field goals (44.4%) and went 8 for 20 (40.0%) behind the arc.

The game got off to a slow start, with the first score coming three minutes into play off of a free throw from Baylor's Isaiah Austin. The remainder of the half followed in a similar fashion, with missed shots left and right from both teams.

The Bears gained the momentum halfway through the first and started to take over. They went into the half with an eight-point lead, 30-22.

In the end, the Bears' lead proved too much for the Buffs to handle. They maintained the lead going into the second half, and accumulated several 13-point leads throughout the remainder of the game.

After going down by ten points with just over three minutes left, the Buffs fought back but couldn't overcome the Bears. They got within six points (60-66) with 45 seconds left, but the Bears shut them out until they eventually won, 72-60.

The Buffs return to court in their home opener against the University of Tennessee-Martin on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4:00.

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