Colorado 58, Kansas St. 56

Rodney McGruder sank a long 3-pointer with Alec Burks in his

face, but the shot was still on his fingertips as the clock hit

zeros and Colorado escaped with a 58-56 win over Kansas State on

Saturday night.

The Wildcats celebrated and the Buffs stood around as the

officiating crew reviewed the play and ruled the basket no


The Buffaloes (16-10, 5-6) swept the Wildcats (16-9, 4-6) for

the first time since 2003-04. They won 74-66 in Manhattan earlier

this season, part of a promising 3-0 Big 12 start that has faded

with seven losses in eight games.

Cory Higgins led Colorado with 17 points and Levi Knutson added

16. Jamar Samuels led Kansas State with 13 points, Jacob Pullen had

12 and McGruder 11.