Colorado defeated the Dayton Flyers of the Atlantic 10 Thursday afternoon by a score of 67-57 in the quarterfinals of the Charleston Classic. Quality performances by freshman forwards Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott and sophomore guard Askia Booker led the Buffaloes, who held Dayton to 32.8 percent shooting from the field and 25 percent from three-point range.
Booker led the Buffs in scoring with 16 points on 6-11 shooting and 3-5 from deep. Johnson scored 15 on 5-9 shooting; Scott was 5-10 from the field for 13 points. Guard Spencer Dinwiddie added 12 and forward Andre Roberson scored six. Colorado shot 45.1 percent from the field as a team, and went 7-15 from three.
The Buffaloes will play the winner of the Baylor-Boston College game this afternoon in the tourney semifinals on Friday at 10:30 a.m. MT on ESPNU. Win or lose in the semifinals, Colorado will play a third game in the tournament on Sunday.