The Colorado Buffaloes have had the Kansas St. Wildcats' number all season. After Thursday's 87-75 win in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament, CU has now beaten K-State three times this season.
Alec Burks came off his 29-point, 15 rebound performance against Iowa State to register 24 points and six boards, but it was Cory Higgins who led the Buffs in a 28-point effort. Andre Roberson played huge, grabbing 14 rebounds, helping the Buffs outrebound the bigger Wildcats 33-27.
CU, who was down two at half, used 50 second half points to put away the streaking Wildcats. K-State had won six in a row heading into today's game, with their last loss coming in to the Buffs in Boulder.
CU used hot shooting, going 29-50 (58 percent) from the field while hitting six of nine three point attempts. K-State shot a pedestrian 42.4 percent from the floor and was 7-23 from behind the arc.
Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly each had 18 points in the losing effort, with Will Spradling's 14 and Rodney McGruder's 10 also helping the Wildcat cause.
Much to the disappointment of the Kansas City crowd, there won't be an intrastate match-up in the Final Four of the Big 12 Tournament. Instead, CU will take on the Kansas Jayhawks at 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Sprint Center.