Boulder, CO (Sports Network) - Alec Burks registered a double-double with 20 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as he helped lead the Colorado Buffaloes to a 75-71 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 Conference showdown at the Coors Events Center.
Cory Higgins scored a game-high 23 points for the Buffaloes (14-4, 3-0 Big 12) as they won their seventh straight outing and the 12th in the last 13 contests overall. Marcus Relphorde registered 14 points in the victory as well.
In a hotly contested first half, Colorado shot a mere 25.9 percent from the field and just 3-of-12 beyond the arc, but thanks to a near-perfect 17-of-18 performance at the free-throw line the hosts trailed by just four at the break, 38-34.
In the second half the Buffs bounced back with 52.4 percent field goal accuracy and again feasted at the charity stripe (17-of-21) in order to secure the four-point win.
In addition to outscoring OSU at the free-throw line on the afternoon, 34-11, Colorado also produced a 39-24 advantage on the glass as well.