Jan 13, 2010 12:50 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Cory Higgins scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, and Colorado pulled away to upset No. 22 Baylor 78-71 on Tuesday night, ending a nine-game winless streak stretching back three years against ranked opponents.
Marcus Relphorde added 17 points and Alec Burks 16 for Colorado (10-6, 1-1 Big 12), which improved to 9 - 0 at home. The Buffaloes punctuated their best home start in 18 years with their first win over a ranked team since beating Oklahoma State 84-75 on Feb. 15, 2007. The Cowboys were ranked 18th then.
Baylor (13-2, 1-1 Big 12) saw its nine-game winning streak snapped. The Bears were led by LaceDarius Dunn's 23 points in losing for just the fourth time in their last 24 games. Ekepe Udoh had 14 points, all in the second half, and Tweety Carter had 13.
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