Mercer 74

(1-5, 0-2 A-Sun)

Colorado 117

(8-1, 6-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 22, 2005

    Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colorado

    1 2 T
    MER 31 4374
    COLO 65 52117

    Top Performers

    Mercer: A. Brown 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    Colorado: J. Obazuaye 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Colorado 117, Mercer 74

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Jayson Obazuaye scored 19 points and Kyle Carder added 13 points as Colorado won its seventh straight by routing Mercer 117-74 Thursday night.

    Sixteen players scored points for Colorado (8-1) which substituted freely and posted its first seven-game winning streak since the 1996-97 season. The Buffaloes shot a season-high 63 percent from the field as they extended their non-conference unbeaten streak to 15 games.

    Colorado continued its hot 3-point shooting, connecting on 12-for-19 on 3-pointers, to boost its four game total to 41.

    Andrew Brown led undermanned Mercer (1-5) with 14 points. Brian Pfohl and Will Emerson had 12 points each for the Bears, who suffered their fourth straight loss and their worst of the year.

    They were beaten by 36 points in their last game on Dec. 18 at Oklahoma State.

    Colorado had 65 points by halftime, the most the Buffaloes had scored in a half since Dec. 7, 1990 when they recorded 75 points in the second half of a game against Central Connecticut.

    Andy Osborn and Richard Roby hit 3-pointers in the first two minutes to get Colorado off to an early 24-6 lead. Emerson's layup and free throw with 12:18 left got Mercer as close as 26-11 in the first period.

    The Bears didn't score again until Pfohl's layup with 9:15 remaining in the half. By then the Buffaloes lead was 37-13 and their starters had retired to the bench. Reserve Scott Senger accounted for six points the rest of the way as Colorado extended its lead to 65-29 by halftime.

    Things didn't get any better for Mercer in the second half. Turnovers then dunks by Obazuaye and Marcus Hall made it 73-33.

    Colorado's reserves took over for good with 10:44 remaining after Nick Eddy's 3-pointer gave Colorado a 52-point bulge, 98-46.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 74 117
    FG Made-Attempted 29-75 (.387) 47-75 (.627)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-20 (.450) 12-19 (.632)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 11-19 (.579)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 49

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