The Colorado Buffaloes have taken down the Kansas State Wildcats, ending their six game winning streak in the process, to head to the Big 12 Conference Tournament semi-finals. The Buffs were able to beat the Wildcats for the third time this season, in Kansas City of all places, to clinch a match-up with the Kansas Jayhawks and secure a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003.
Colorado's superstars, current and future, came up huge in the biggest win this program has had in a long, long time. Alec Burks finished with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (including 8-8 from the line) as he again came up big when the spotlight was on. Burks was guarded by Jacob Pullen for most of the game and his energy and drive helped to wear the Wildcat star down in the second half. Senior guard Cory Higgins, who has never reached the NCAA tournament, paced the Buffs with 28 points and freshman Andre Roberson came up huge for the second game in a row finishing with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
This athletic program and it's fans have had to go through so much trial and tribulation over the last few years and we finally get to sit back and bask in a huge, program changing win. Enjoy it everyone, cause the Jayhawks and the NCAA tourney are up next and there is no reason at all to stop this wonderful ride now.