White leads Colorado to 68-66 win over No. 13 Xavier
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Derrick White scored 23 points and had a crucial block with 13 seconds remaining to help Colorado hold off No. 13 Xavier 68-66 on Wednesday night.
Xavier Johnson added for 18 points for the Buffaloes (7-2), who have posted consecutive wins over ranked teams for the first time since 2013. They knocked off a ranked Texas team at the Legends Classic in New York last month.
Colorado was 1-5 against ranked teams last season.
Trevon Bluiett scored a career-high 27 points for Xavier (7-2), which has lost two straight.
Spurred on by the shooting of White and Johnson, the Buffaloes went on a 15-0 run midway through the second half. They kept Xavier scoreless for more than 6 minutes during the pivotal stretch.
It was a frenzied ending, though, with Xavier getting several good looks. White swatted one of those away - his only block of the game.
Xavier coach Chris Mack juggled around his starting lineup, going with RaShid Gaston, who finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.