Colorado 85, Fort Lewis 57

Austin Dufault had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Andre Roberson

added 13 points and tied a career high with 15 rebounds to lead

Colorado past Fort Lewis 85-57 Friday in the season opener for both

teams.

Carlon Brown scored 13 points and Sabatino Chen had 10 for the

Buffaloes. It was Colorado’s 25th straight non-conference home win,

dating back to the 2008-09 season.

Matt Billups led the Skyhawks with career-high 23 points.

Colorado took control with a 16-1 run to lead 18-6 early in the

first half. The advantage grew to 16 before Fort Lewis rallied to

within nine with 3:05 left before halftime.

Robinson’s 3-pointer pushed the lead to 32-20, and his

three-point play gave Colorado a 39-24 lead. The Buffaloes led

41-29 at the break.

Colorado opened the second half on a 17-2 run to extend its lead

to 58-33 with 14:30 left.