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Colorado staves off Omaha upset bid 87-82

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Tad Boyle was not a happy camper after the Buffaloes win.

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The Buffaloes put up their worst effort of the young season today, but luckily not many people were there to see it, as they were able to hold off the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks, 87-82. Down by as many as 13, the Buffs were able to do just enough in the second half to earn the victory.

George King scored 16 points and was often the only Buffalo to create his own offense. Josh Scott had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Tre'Shaun Fletcher added 15 points for a second straight solid game. Wesley Gordon had 12 points and seven rebounds as Colorado earned their third straight win.

Devin Patterson had 19 points and Jake White added 16 for the Mavericks, who outshot the Buffs but were outrebounded 52-35.

After the game Coach Tad Boyle said, "I think Nebraska-Omaha deserved to win this game. They outplayed us in a lot of areas. We did what we had to do to win this thing -- we really rebounded well -- but without Josh Scott and Wesley Gordon tonight, I think we lose by 20 or 25 points."

Next up for the Buffaloes is Air Force in Boulder on Wednesday night.

Omaha Mavericks
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jake White, F 33 7-14 1-1 1-1 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 3 16
Tre'Shawn Thurman, F 21 5-11 0-0 3-3 3 2 5 0 1 0 2 4 13
Zach Jackson, G 19 3-4 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 5 6
Tra-Deon Hollins, G 32 6-11 0-2 2-2 1 7 8 8 5 0 0 4 14
Devin Patterson, G 33 8-18 2-5 1-4 0 2 2 1 3 0 3 3 19
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Zach Pirog, C 9 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Daniel Meyer, F 12 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 2
Tim Smallwood, G 21 3-6 2-5 2-2 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 3 10
Kyler Erickson, G 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Randy Reed, G 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
JT Gibson, G 11 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
34-72 5-14 9-15 9 26 35 12 11 0 9 30 82
47.2% 35.7% 60.0%
Colorado Buffaloes
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Wesley Gordon, F 29 4-9 0-0 4-4 2 5 7 2 0 3 2 4 12
Josh Scott, F 31 5-8 0-1 4-4 3 9 12 2 0 3 1 1 14
Tre'Shaun Fletcher, G 29 3-8 2-6 7-8 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 15
Dominique Collier, G 22 3-8 1-3 6-6 0 4 4 1 3 0 1 3 13
Josh Fortune, G 14 1-5 0-0 0-2 2 3 5 1 0 0 2 5 2
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kenan Guzonjic, F 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tory Miller, F 16 0-3 0-1 3-8 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 3
Xavier Talton, G 19 1-3 1-1 6-6 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 9
George King, G 21 6-12 0-3 4-8 5 4 9 0 1 0 3 0 16
Brett Brady, G 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Akyazili, G 16 1-5 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
24-62 5-18 34-46 18 34 52 9 5 7 12 18 87
38.7% 27.8% 73.9%