Kansas State 87

(20-9, 9-5 Big 12)

Colorado 71

(6-18, 2-12 Big 12)

    4:00 PM ET, February 24, 2007

    Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colorado

    1 2 T
    KSU 29 5887
    COLO 30 4171

    Top Performers

    Kansas State: D. Hoskins 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Colorado: R. Roby 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Kansas St. 87, Colorado 71

    Associated Press

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- David Hoskins scored 21 and Bob Huggins became the second coach at Kansas State to win 20 games in his first season in the Wildcats' 87-71 win over the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday.

    Cartier Martin came off the bench to score 19, Clent Stewart added 16 and Blake Young had 13.

    Huggins joins Lon Kruger as the only coaches for the Wildcats to record 20 wins in their inaugural seasons. Kruger went 20-11 in 1986-87.

    It's also the first time the Wildcats (20-9, 9-5 Big 12) have won 20 games in the regular season since 1987-88. They won 20 in 1998-99 but didn't record No. 20 until the Big 12 Tournament.

    The Buffaloes (6-18, 2-12) lost their ninth game at Coors Events Center this season, the most home losses in school history. They've now dropped five straight and nine of their last 10.

    It's Kansas State's first sweep of the Buffaloes since 1992. The Wildcats beat Colorado 78-59 in Manhattan, Kan., on Feb. 10.

    Richard Roby finished with 26 points and freshman Xavier Silas, who missed the Iowa State game with an Achilles' injury, had 17 points.

    The Buffaloes went more than five minutes without a basket early in the second half, allowing the Wildcats to break open a tie game with a 13-0 run. Kansas State's 58 points in the second half was a season high.

    The Wildcats had a big run in the first half, only to see Colorado rally back into the game. After falling behind early, Kansas State went on a 17-3 run to take a 21-15 lead with 7:54 remaining in the first half. However, the Buffaloes regrouped and went into the locker room leading 30-29 after Dwight Thorne hit a 3-pointer with 49 seconds to go before halftime.

    The tenure of Colorado coach Ricardo Patton is drawing to a close. Patton, who announced in October he wouldn't return to the team when his contract expires in June, has only one home game remaining with the Buffaloes, March 3 against Nebraska. His 183 wins is second all-time at Colorado.

    Huggins coached Roby's half brother, Kenyon Martin, while the two were at Cincinnati. Martin plays down the road for the Denver Nuggets, but he's been out after microfracture surgery on his knee early in the season. Martin was a consensus national player of the year his senior season for Huggins, averaging 18.9 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 87 71
    FG Made-Attempted 27-53 (.509) 24-53 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-33 (.788) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 3

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