FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- No. 17 Colorado didn't score a field goal over the final 6:46 in Tuesday night's game but held on for a 63-59 victory over Colorado State.
The Buffaloes won their season opener despite only managing four free throws during the drought. Colorado State closed to within 60-59 on Ellen Nystrom's basket with 2:21 left.
The Rams had a chance to go ahead in the final minute but Arielle Roberson made a steal with 51 seconds left. Two free throws by Jasmine Sborov with 31 seconds remaining put the Buffalos up 62-59 and a final free throw from Brittany Wilson with 4 seconds left sealed the win.
Roberson and Sborov scored 13 points each for Colorado. Elin Gustavsson led Colorado State with 21 points with Caitlin Duffy adding 13 and Sam Martin 10.
The victory was the 25th in a row in nonconference games for the Colorado program.