• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NCAA BB
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Super Bowl Commercials
Broncos Win Super Bowl 50
Home of Super Bowl 50
Watch Now 16 Things to Know Full Coverage

Arkansas State vs Colorado

Colorado pulls away for 93-70 win over Arkansas St

By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer
  •  

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Josh Scott scored 20 points and Spencer Dinwiddie added 13, helping Colorado pull away late from Arkansas State for a 93-70 win on Monday night.

The Buffs (4-1) played their second game without injured forward Xavier Johnson, but freshman George King picked up the slack by scoring 11 points as a reserve off the bench. He entered the game with three points all season.

Jaron Hopkins contributed 10 as Colorado improved to 48-7 at home under coach Tad Boyle, including 13-0 in November.

The Red Wolves (2-2) were led by Melvin Johnson III, who finished with 25 points. Brandon Reed scored all 21 of his points in the second half and Kirk Van Slyke had 15 before fouling out with 8:06 remaining.

Down by 20 points early in the second half, the Red Wolves trimmed the deficit to 60-52 on a jumper from Johnson with 12:40 remaining. That's as close as they would come as the Buffaloes gradually pulled away for their fourth straight win.

Arkansas State simply had no answer down low for a bulked-up Scott. The 245-pound sophomore forward relied on a steady diet of hook shots against anyone who tried to guard him in the lane. He finished one point away from matching his career high of 21 points, which he set last December against Hartford.

Xavier Johnson sat out again for the Buffs after being dinged up in practice last week.

The Buffaloes took a 5-3 lead on Askia Booker's scoop shot and never trailed again. They would go on to a 29-12 lead in the first half to gain some separation.

About the only thing that went wrong in the first half for Colorado was when Booker tried to dunk the ball after a steal, only to be rejected by the rim and fall hard to the floor. He quickly got back up and hustled down the floor to play defense.

Johnson (15) and Van Slyke (13) accounted for all of the Red Wolves' points in the first half as they trailed 46-28. The rest of the team was a combined 0-for-13 from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.

Colorado beat the Red Wolves 81-75 in the third round of the 1991 NIT Tournament in the only other time these two schools have met on the court.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Arkansas State (2-2)284270
Colorado (4-1) «464793

Related Video

November 13, 2015
Previewing College Basketball's Opening Night (2:35)
February 7, 2016
UCONN cruises to 85-67 win over ECU
(2:27)
February 7, 2016
Super Tip-Dunk Sunday
(0:36)
February 7, 2016
Notre Dame upsets #2 North Carolina
(0:47)
 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike Blue Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Therma-FIT Performance Practice Hoodie

2016 College Basketball Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UALR11-121-259
UL Lafayette9-313-8127
Arkansas St.7-511-12262
UL-Monroe7-511-12184
UT-Arlington6-515-798
Georgia St.6-613-8134
Ga. Southern6-610-12244
S. Alabama4-89-14233
App. St.4-86-17270
Texas St.3-89-11293
Troy2-107-16289

Pac 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Oregon9-220-43
USC7-318-515
Arizona7-419-528
Washington7-415-856
Colorado6-517-726
Utah6-517-718
California5-515-834
Oregon St.5-614-842
UCLA4-613-1072
Stanford4-611-1071
Arizona St.3-813-1174
Wash. State1-109-14185
 
Other games
UNCA 55 Final
DUKE 91
STHR 53 Final
FLA 67
PORT 67 Final
MIST 82
STFR 50 Final
SYR 56
FDU 50 Final
ARIZ 100
SCUS 50 Final
UCLA 86