BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Tyler Bey and Lucas Siewert each scored 16 points and McKinley Wright IV hit two free throws with seven seconds left to help Colorado hold on for a 79-75 victory over Omaha on Friday night.
The Mavericks, from the Summit League, hung tough with its Pac-12 foe, and grabbed a 64-63 lead on J.T. Gibson's 3-pointer with 4:25 left. D'Shawn Schwartz answered with a 3-point play and Wright sank two free throws to reclaim the lead for the Buffs. Gibson nailed another from distance to pull the Mavericks within 68-67 and, after Schwartz scored on a layup, Robinson buried a 3 to knot the score at 70 with 3:07 remaining. After an Omaha timeout, Siewart and Wright had back-to-back layups and Colorado hung on from there.
"There is still a lot of room for improvement," said Colorado coach Tad Boyle, "but you know this was good for us. Good to be in this kind of game where we were tested down the stretch. They made some tough shots, but we found a way to win."