Colorado lost 64-52 to K-State last night at Bramlage Coliseum. CU dropped their record to 4-5 in the Big XII, and 14-8 overall. The Wildcats forced CU into 18 turnovers and went on an 11-2 run to finish the game.
The Buffs still have NCAA hopes alive, but may rest on the tournament bubble if they don't start winning conference games on the road. All five conference losses have come on the road.
They have three Big XII trips left and need to win two of those games to avoid having to win out at home. If Colorado can manage a record of 9-7 or 8-8 in league play they have a great chance to make the NCAA field of 65.
CU has 7 games to play, and three of those are against ranked opponents (at Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma St.). Show up at the Coors Events Center at 7pm this Saturday to watch Colorado take on Texas A&M in an important Big XII game for the Buffs tournament hopes.
AP Game Review
Stephane Pelle leads the Buffaloes with 18 points, but CU still can't right road woes.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State's Gilson DeJesus hit a 3-pointer with 3:11 left to start a game-ending 11-0 run as the Wildcats beat Colorado 62-54 Wednesday night.
Tim Ellis, Frank Richards, and Jarrett Hart led Kansas State with 11 points. Matt Siebrandt and Pervis Pasco each had 10 for the Wildcats (12-10, 3-6 Big 12). Richards also had a game-high eight assists.
The win snapped the Wildcats' four-game losing streak.
Stephane Pelle, who had 12 of Colorado's 18 points in the first half, finished with 18 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Michel Morandais had 12 points and David Harrison added 10. Colorado (14-8, 4-5 Big 12) has lost all five of its Big 12 road games.
Kansas State went on an 8-0 run to start the second half and took its biggest lead at 37-24 with 14:10 remaining. Colorado took a brief lead at 45-41 with 7:28 left after going on a 16-2 run.
Kansas State led 23-18 at halftime. Colorado had 12 turnovers in the first half and 18 for the game.