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Buffaloes can't hang on, fall to Mustangs 70-66

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Colorado had a seven-point lead in the second half but couldn't hold off the Ponies.

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The Buffaloes put on a resume-justifying show against No. 18 SMU on Wednesday night but a bad night from the free throw line doomed them as they fell 70-66, ending an 11 game winning streak.

Josh Scott once again paced the Buffaloes with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Josh Fortune led in the scoring column with 15 points. Scott's two for seven night from the night could have been the difference in the final margin.

The Buffaloes had a seven-point lead with just over seven minutes remaining but a 14-1 SMU run ended most hope of a Colorado upset.

Up next for the Buffs is California in Berkeley on New Year's Day for the start of conference play.


Colorado Buffaloes
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Wesley Gordon, F 2-6 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 1 2 2 5
Josh Scott, F 5-10 0-0 2-7 5 7 12 2 1 0 0 1 12
Tre'Shaun Fletcher, G 2-3 0-1 1-2 1 4 5 0 0 0 2 3 5
George King, G 3-14 2-8 1-2 2 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 9
Dominique Collier, G 3-7 3-6 3-4 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 2 12
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Tory Miller, F 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
Xavier Talton, G 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 0 0 0 2
Josh Fortune, G 5-11 4-7 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 4 15
Thomas Akyazili, G 2-3 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
23-58 12-27 8-17 14 24 38 13 4 1 16 17 66
39.7% 44.4% 47.1%
SMU Mustangs
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jordan Tolbert, F 3-5 0-0 1-2 3 3 6 1 1 0 0 3 7
Ben Moore, F 3-4 0-0 1-2 1 8 9 2 0 1 2 4 7
Shake Milton, G 6-11 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 0 0 0 2 1 14
Sterling Brown, G 3-6 0-1 4-4 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 10
Nic Moore, G 7-18 0-2 2-2 0 3 3 4 1 0 1 1 16
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Markus Kennedy, F 5-9 0-0 2-2 1 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 12
Jarrey Foster, G 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2
Keith Frazier, G 1-6 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
29-60 0-5 12-14 9 25 34 10 2 1 10 11 70
48.3% 00.0% 85.7%