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Final

CS Fullerton 71

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Colorado 100

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 18, 2005

    1 2 T
    CSF 35 3671
    COLO 58 42100

    Colorado 100, Cal State Fullerton 71

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Kathy McConnell-Miller found little to complain about in her successful debut as Colorado's coach Friday night.

    The Buffs beat Cal-State Fullerton 100-71 behind 34-point efforts from Jasmina Ilic and Jackie McFarland, who also had 15 rebounds and five steals. Whitney Law also dished out 15 assists.

    "Obviously, it's a great start for this group," McConnell-Miller said. "Tonight we made really good decisions. It was a high-possession game, so 18 turnovers is not bad."

    McConnell-Miller took the microphone and thanked the fans at Colorado's Coors Events Center, where the men played North Carolina-Wilmington in the second game of a rare doubleheader.

    The Buffaloes were without sophomore starter Kara Richards, who will miss up to six weeks after breaking her left foot in practice Tuesday. So, the big margin surprised McConnell-Miller.

    "It was so much better than I thought. There were some concerns with Kara being out, but we knew we could replace the points."

    McConnell-Miller replaced Ceal Barry as coach of the Buffs after Wisconsin-Green Bay's Kevin Borseth backed out on the day he was to be introduced as Barry's successor following Barry's 22-year run.

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