NCAAB Game Recap - Colorado at Kansas
Sat Dec 7, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Colora
58
Kansas
72
F
Ill
58
MD
59
F
PSU
74
OhSt
106
F
FaDi
52
KY
83
F
Ariz
58
Baylor
63
F
HI
64
Oreg
89
F
Mem
65
UAB
57
F
Vill
78
StJos
66
F
Fla
62
Butl
76
F
Fres
70
UtSt
77
F(OT)
NJIT
65
UCF
78
F
Syr
97
GaTec
63
F
WVU
68
StJon
70
F
StFNY
63
UMassL
94
F
FlInt
84
KennSt
81
F
Stetsn
61
VMI
88
F
StFPA
63
UMBC
60
F
UMass
55
Harv
89
F
E MI
55
Detr
51
F
CarBi
40
Citad
108
F
Lafy
62
Corn
59
F
Maine
66
CenCT
64
F
IUPUI
54
Ball
102
F
LongI
85
Army
72
F
NCAT
52
Brad
83
F
Presb
68
SCSt
80
F
BC
73
ND
72
F
MiaO
87
Evans
101
F
Nev
100
AF
85
F
CSBak
67
Miss
83
F
(N/A)
59
LoyIL
90
F
Boston
79
Bingha
84
F(OT)
IndSt
84
WriSt
77
F(OT)
YSU
64
W MI
66
F
NCSU
91
Wake
82
F
Charl
76
UNCW
57
F
Longw
65
Morg
73
F
Manh
54
Ford
53
F(OT)
LaSal
71
Drex
63
F
Nebras
76
Crei
95
F
Hof
45
StBon
73
F
NMSt
54
WaSt
63
F
UNLV
50
BYU
83
F
ArkSt
66
Tuls
63
F
UCSB
72
TexAr
68
F
SIU
69
SoMis
72
F
Rice
60
Lamar
73
F
(N/A)
47
TXSo
85
F
LoyMD
64
MtStM
48
F
Del
56
GrgWas
66
F
NM
79
Wyo
65
F
UtVal
72
S UT
73
F
UNCA
77
WCU
78
F
UNCG
60
Radf
58
F
David
70
NE
63
F
Oakl
65
BGSU
68
F
IPFW
49
IL-C
62
F
WIGB
80
E IL
93
F
GASt
73
Mercer
61
F
(N/A)
53
TXAMC
81
F
Ind
64
Wisc
84
F
Cal
52
SCla
71
F
CenAR
67
Utah
98
F
JacSt
62
AlaAM
67
F(OT)
TexSA
77
TxSt
71
F
NFla
83
APSU
90
F
Cin
66
Xav
73
F
UNH
67
Quin
75
F
NCC
53
ChaSo
58
F
BethC
60
Jacksn
82
F
SEMO
73
Drake
78
F
ArkLR
53
N TX
76
F
Norf
53
Hamp
64
F
RobM
64
FlGlf
59
F
GWebb
77
Woff
81
F
Tows
38
Vermt
55
F
Pacif
65
LongB
46
F
MorSt
50
IlSt
61
F
CoCar
92
Winth
88
F
Brown
63
Stony
79
F
Maris
51
Navy
53
F(OT)
Yale
78
Leh
65
F
Clev
59
Kent
81
F
Amer
53
GMas
68
F
Albany
64
Buck
65
F
Ark
79
W Ky
86
F(OT)
Mizzu
64
Temp
54
F
NIU
57
UCDav
66
F
(N/A)
65
InWor
101
F
ETSU
68
NDSt
78
F
Samf
113
HBU
90
F
(N/A)
34
AbCh
102
F
OlDom
57
VACom
69
F
MidTN
52
Murr
85
F
Sac
62
CS-Ful
59
F
(N/A)
46
Web
86
F
ArkPB
50
UTEP
59
F
ColSt
64
Bois
75
F
Marq
73
KansSt
65
F
ULLa
65
AzSt
77
F
GTown
91
SMU
74
F
Gram
67
LoyMa
83
F
Sien
66
CAPoly
70
F
Portl
71
Seatt
73
F
HolyC
51
USD
68
F
CBap
68
UCIrv
60
F

Kansas 72, Colorado 58

Dec 7, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(20) Colorado (7-1)

22

36

58

(2) Kansas (7-1)

34

38

72

No. 2 Kansas hands No. 20 Colorado first loss 72-58
Sat Dec 7, 2019 11:39 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Colorado coach Todd Boyle was brutally honest after the Buffaloes’ season-opening, seven-game winning streak came to an end.

Ochai Agbaji scored 20 points and Devon Dotson added 18 points to lead No. 2 Kansas to a 72-58 victory over No. 20 Colorado on Saturday night.

“KU beat us tonight, I mean very soundly,” Boyle said. "People are going to see that score, but it really wasn’t even as close as the score indicated.”

Ten days after claiming the Maui Invitational title, the Jayhawks (7-1) built an early 6-0 lead over their former conference foes. David McCormack fueled the hot start, contributing six of the Jayhawks’ opening eight points.

Holding leading scorer Tyler Bey scoreless from the field through the first half, Kansas used a 9-0 run to build a 19-9 lead. Colorado (7-1) shot 26.9% from the field in the first half and that allowed the Jayhawks to take a 34-22 lead at halftime.

“We got a lot of open looks that just didn’t fall for us tonight,” McKinley Wright said “I wouldn’t take back our game plan and what we did. I don’t think we did nothing necessarily wrong.”

With Bey and D'Shawn Schwartz quieted, Evan Battey lead the way for the Buffaloes, scoring 14 points on a 5-for-8 shooting.

Schwartz picked up a technical foul on a dunk that temporarily quieted the raucous Kansas crowd, and Agbaji knocked down four 3-point baskets in the second half to keep the Buffaloes at a distance.

“I thought Ochai was by far our best performer today," Kansas coach Bill Self said.

Colorado forced 21 Kansas turnovers, but the Jayhawks shot 52.9% to outlast the Buffaloes.

“If we got a shot we were fairly efficient but obviously we’ve got to be better caretakers of the ball to play really good offensively,” Self said.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas: The size of the Jayhawks overpowered Colorado inside, especially with a two-big lineup, outscoring the Buffaloes 38-22 down low. The Jayhawks also found some late success from outside, shooting 85.7% from 3-point range in the second half after missing all six first-half attempts.

Colorado: With Bey contained by the swarming Kansas defense, the Buffaloes struggled to find any momentum offensively, turning the ball over 17 times and shooting 30% from the field.

QUICK COMPARE

Both Naismith and Wooden Award candidates, the matchup between McKinley Wright and Devon Dotson featured two of the most explosive point guards in the nation. Dotson boasted 18 points and six assists, while the Kansas defense limited Wright to eight points and two assists.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

A close loss may have allowed the Buffaloes to maintain their No. 20 ranking, but the 14-point deficit will likely cause Colorado to slip in the polls. With No. 1 Louisville topping Pitt 64-46, the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks will likely hold their position in the rankings.

UP NEXT

Kansas: Hosts Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Colorado: Hosts Northern Iowa on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Battey 14 0 1 7 0 0
M. Wright IV 8 0 2 7 3 0
Kansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Teahan 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Braun 0 0 0 0 1 0

Team Comparison

Colora Kansas
Points For 58 72
Field Goals 18/60-30% 27/51-53%
Three Pointers 7/34-21% 6/13-46%
Free Throws 15/21-71% 12/19-63%
Offensive Rebounds 17 10
Defensive Rebounds 19 29
Rebounds 39 41
Blocks 0 4
Steals 11 9
Turnovers 17 21
Personal Fouls 15 19
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Kansas Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 Colora 58 @ Kansas 72 D. Walton 2 S. De Sousa 2

Game Information

Stadium: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Attendance: 16,300
Game Time: