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Feb 26, 2011 10:28 PM by Lee Douglas

Buffs upset 5th ranked Longhorns

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado overcame a 22-point first-half deficit to upset No. 5 Texas 91-89 on Saturday behind 33 points from Alec Burks and 21 from Levi Knutson.

Colorado (18-11, 7-7 Big 12) was down 48-33 at halftime, but the Longhorns (24-5, 13-2), who used their superior size and athleticism to take control early, suddenly were affected by the
altitude and the Buffaloes' push-the-pace style that led to first-year coach Tad Boyle's biggest win in Boulder.

Because of issues at the free throw line - where Burks, an 84 percent shooter, missed eight shots - the Buffs had to sweat out the final minute.

J'Covan Brown and Jordan Hamilton led Texas with 21 points each, but the Longhorns went 8½ minutes without a field goal as Colorado climbed back into it behind Burks, who scored 11 in points a 14-0 run early in the second half.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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