Scott leads Buffaloes to 95-53 win over Hampton

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Josh Scott scored 21 points, reserve Tory Miller added a career-high 19 and Colorado cruised to its 10th straight win, 95-53 over Hampton on Saturday night in a game that was part of the Las Vegas Classic.

The Buffaloes (10-1) head to Las Vegas to finish out the tournament. They face Penn State on Tuesday and then either Kent State or No. 18 SMU. Hampton (4-5) plays Nicholls on Tuesday.

Colorado didn't look the least bit sluggish a night after rallying to beat Nicholls. George King had 12 points as the Buffs tied their fifth-longest win streak in school history. Their longest is 14 straight in 1941-42.

Another history note for the Buffs: This marked the first time they've played two straight nights at home since December 1994 during the Mile High Classic.

Brian Darden had 16 points for Hampton, which suffered its second straight lopsided defeat. The Pirates fell 105-72 at SMU on Thursday.

Leading by 17 at halftime, Colorado kept its foot on the accelerator and led by as many as 46 points in the second half. Scott and his fellow starters watched the finish from the bench.

Led by Miller's contribution, Colorado had a 45-10 advantage in scoring off the bench. Miller also added 10 rebounds.

A night after a less-than-stellar defensive performance against Nicholls, Colorado coach Tad Boyle vowed to call several of his players early in the morning and make them watch film with him.

Whatever he said certainly worked, with Colorado holding Hampton to 32.3 percent shooting from the floor. The Buffaloes limited the damage of Quinton Chievous and Reginald Johnson Jr., who combined for 23 points. Together, the tandem was averaging 35.2 a game.

One of the loudest cheers of the night was for a play turned in by freshman guard Thomas Akyazili during the first half. Johnson pump faked on a 3-pointer to get Akyazili in the air. But before Johnson could get the shot off, Akyazili quickly spun around and blocked it. Akyazili grabbed the rebound and was fouled, hitting one free throw to give the Buffaloes a 20-point lead with 1:16 remaining before halftime.


Hampton: This was the second time the Pirates played a team that's a current member of the Pac-12. They lost at Cal 69-46 during the 2004-05 season.

Colorado: It was a triple header at the Coors Events Center on Saturday, with graduation in the morning, a Colorado women's game in the afternoon, and then the men's contest. … Senior guard Xavier Johnson is schedule to meet with a doctor to see how he's healing after tearing his left Achilles tendon in June. He will weigh his options about returning this season or taking a redshirt year. … Wesley Gordon hurt his knee and didn't play in the second half.


Hampton plays Nicholls on Tuesday as part of the Las Vegas Classic.

Colorado faces Penn State on Tuesday in the Las Vegas Classic.