The Colorado Buffaloes got out to a fast start and didn't look back in a relatively simple 89-70 win over the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. After an extremely ugly win Monday against Seattle that was much closer than the score indicated the Buffaloes likely got an earful and some rough practices from Head Coach Tad Boyle. On top of that, Colorado learned on Wednesday that point guard Dom Collier would miss 4-6 weeks with a foot fracture. On a snowy Thursday night in a relatively empty Coors Event Center the Buffs rolled from start to finish.
The Buffaloes had five players with double digit points and were paced by Xavier Johnson and Josh Fortune with 14 each. Derrick White, George King and Tory Miller had 12, 12, and 10, respectively. Wes Gordon through in nine rebounds and four assists and both Deleon Brown and Bryce Peters had nice games with nine points a piece.
The Warhawks were led by Jordon Harris and Travis Munnings with 15 and 12 points, respectively but the 1-2 Warhawks never threatened the Buffaloes.
Next up for Colorado is the next step in the Legends Classic, where they'll take on Notre Dame in Brooklyn.