Unlike the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Colorado Buffaloes will not be one-and-done in the 2011 Big 12 Tournament, defeating the Iowa St. Cyclones, 77-75. It was a nail-biter for the Buffs, having to come back with 1:45 left in the game. The Cyclones led 72-71 at that point, but an Alec Burks two-pointer and three successful free throws from Andrew Roberson and Cory Higgins put the Buffs up, 77-73. Iowa State's Jake Anderson made a layup with three seconds left in the game, but the Cyclones were unable to anything else.
Sophomore guard Alec Burks had a huge game, scoring 29 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. He made 11 of his 14 free throws. He dished the ball out for six assists and stole three boards, too. Burks was named All-Big 12 First Team earlier in the week. Freshman Andre Roberson contributed mightily off the bench with 15 rebounds, seven on the offensive end. Cory Higgins added 16 points.
The Buffs had to contend with the Cyclones' Jake Anderson and his 33 points, who missed the last shot of the game.
The Buffs play the Kansas St. Wildcats on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. MT. The Big 12 Network will have the broadcast.