The Colorado Buffaloes defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 84-70 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colorado. The Buffaloes improved to 11-2, and the Bulldogs fell to 6-5.
Colorado scored first with a Xavier Johnson three-pointer, and led the entire way against the Bulldogs. The Buffaloes were able to keep a safe lead because of a perfect night from the line. Colorado hit 26 of 26 free throws.
Both teams shot well from the field. Georgia shot 50.0%, and Colorado 51.0%. However, the Bulldogs had a difficult time on the charity stripe, only making nine of eighteen free throws. The free throw line was the difference maker in Boulder.
Colorado top performers: Askia Booker scored 19 points along with four assists. Spencer Dinwiddie netted 17 points. Josh Scott registered a double-double with 14 points and 13 boards. Xavier Johnson scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds. Wesley Gordon chipped in 10 points and six boards.
Georgia top performers: Nemanja Djurisic scored 12 points and collected four rebounds. Kenny Gaines finished with 12 points and three steals. Charles Mann netted 11 points along with three rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Brandon Morris added 11 points.
Next game: Colorado opens conference play against Oregon State on January 2nd at 10 pm ET. Georgia plays at George Washington on January 3rd at 7 pm ET.