Kansas State had a chance to send Colorado forever packing from the Big 12, but the Buffaloes went wild in the final minutes, taking a 87-75 win. Much of that was due to K-State fouling while down late, but still. This game was a lot closer than that score would indicate.
Either way, the Buffs draw tourney top seed Kansas in the semifinals. They played twice this season, with Colorado's closest effort a four-point loss. That game was in Boulder. In a neutral setting, Colorado's dying-of-the-light charge through the Big 12 Tournament could come to an end.
Corey Higgins and Alec Burks produced for Colorado today, turning out 52 points worth of offense. If the back court can get it going like that against Kansas, we could have a ball game.
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Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks def. OSU, 63-62
No. 4 Kansas St. Wildcats vs. Colorado, 3, ESPN3
No. 2 Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma, 7, ESPN3
No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou, 9:30, ESPN2
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
Kansas vs. Kansas State/Colorado winner, 7, ESPN3
Thursday evening winners, 9:30, ESPN3
Championship game: Saturday, March 12
Semifinals winners, 6, ESPN
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