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Air Force vs. Colorado: Buffs look to keep perfect start going against Falcons

Colorado is in the college basketball Top 25 and a perfect 4-0, something they will look to keep when they host Air Force.

Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

Colorado won the Pac-12 tournament last season to get into the NCAA Tourney and they have carried that momentum over into this season. The Buffaloes are a perfect 4-0 on the season after winning the Charleston Classic, which included a win over Baylor, and are into the AP Top 25 for the first time in 15 years at No. 23. All is well in Buffs territory.

The Buffaloes' success is due in large part to Askia Booker, who is the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week. He's averaging 17.8 points per game and is doing it on 50% shooting too. Amazingly, he's doing it despite having just six free throw attempts on the season, but points are points, however you get them and Booker is getting them in bunches.

Spencer Dinwiddie and Josh Scott are doing their parts too, averaging over 12 points and five assists apiece. Meanwhile, Andre Roberson is doing the dirty work on the boards, where he is bringing in 10.3 rebounds per game.

The Buffs will be challenged on Sunday by Air Force, though. They are a perfect 5-0 on the young season, albeit against a less than imposing schedule. The key for Colorado will be stopping Air Force's senior leader Michael Lyons, who is scoring 22.2 points per game to go along with 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists.

The game tips off at 6 p.m. MT and will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network.