Buffs Finish Big 12 With Big Win

Led By David Harrison's record 11 blocks, the Colorado Buffaloes finished the regular seaon with a 19-10 record and a 84-69 victory over Nebraska.

AP Sports Writer

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - David Harrison had 20 points, 10 rebounds and set a school record with 11 blocked shots as Colorado beat Nebraska 84-69 Saturday night to improve its chances of reaching the NCAA tournament.

Harrison also had a triple-double against Stetson on Nov. 24, when he became the second player in school history to accomplish the feat. He set the school record with 10 blocks in that game.

Stephane Pelle added 21 points and 11 rebounds as Colorado (19-10, 9-7 Big 12) won for the fourth time in five games and extended its school-record home winning streak to 12 games.

The Buffaloes finished 14-1 at home - 8-0 in conference - to break another school record, and have their most wins since going 22-10 in 1996-97, the school's last NCAA tournament berth.

Nebraska (11-17, 3-12) lost for the 11th time in 13 games and dropped to 2-12 on the road to finish last in the Big 12. Andrew Drevo and Nate Johnson had 19 points each to lead the Cornhuskers, who shot 38 percent and had 15 shots blocked.

Nebraska's first possession ended when Drevo had the ball knocked off his foot out of bounds. It didn't get much better from there.

The Cornhuskers missed nine of their first 10 shots and had just three points in the first five minutes.

Nebraska repeatedly tried to challenge Harrison in the early going, but it didn't work. The 7-foot center blocked three shots in the first eight minutes, including one that bounced back off Brennon Clemmons' head, and had five in the first half.

Harrison had his way on the other end as well, overpowering the smaller Cornhuskers for 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the half.

Chauncey Billups' triple-double on Dec. 2, 1995 was the last one by a Colorado player before Harrison's pair this season.

When Nebraska collapsed on Harrison, Blair Wilson burned them from deep.

He hit three 3-pointers - one from at least five feet behind the line - and had 11 points in the first half. Wilson finished with 16 points and is 7-for-17 from long range in two games after missing 12 straight the previous two contests.

Colorado held Nebraska 9-for-33 shooting and had nine blocked shots to take a 39-25 halftime lead.

Pelle took over from there, scoring six points during an 11-0 run that put Colorado up 50-25. He also posed for a second after the ball bounced off his head on a windmill dunk a few minutes later.


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