Buffs fall at Georgia

The Colorado men's basketball team fell behind by 17 points in the first half tonight at Georgia before coming all the way back to briefly take a one-point lead in the second half only to let it slip away in a 83-74 loss to the Bulldogs.

It was the first loss for coach Tad Boyle in his tenure at Colorado. The Buffs are now 1-1 in the early going this year.

Georgia played without preseason SEC player of the year, Trey Thompkins, who was out with a sprained ankle, but Gerald Robinson scored 21 to lead the Bulldogs. Travis Leslie had 19 points and Jeremy Price scored 17.

Meanwhile, Colorado's tandem of Alec Burks and Cory Higgins combined for 38 points. Burks led the Buffs with 21 and grabbed five rebounds after not collecting one in the season opener.

Forward Austin DuFault was the only other Colorado player to score in double figures. He finished with 13 points. Marcus Relphorde and Andre Roberson each snared seven rebounds for the Buffs.

The Bulldogs won despite making just 28 of 43 free throw attempts, but they made them down the stretch when it counted.

Colorado continues its trek around the nation in nonconference play on Saturday with a game at San Francisco. CU also is scheduled to play at Harvard and in a tournament in Las Vegas.

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