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December 9, 2012

Jayhawks roll Buffs

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Colorado coach Tad Boyle was introduced to cheers from the crowd on Saturday.

That was the highlight of the former Kansas player’s return to Allen Fieldhouse.

The ninth-ranked Jayhawks showed no mercy for Boyle or their former conference foes, rolling to a 90-54 victory that extended their winning streak against Colorado to 29 games in their venerable on-campus home.

“It’s not like our guys wanted to roll over and die,” said Boyle, who played at Kansas from 1981-85. “Kansas came out and just took our heart, and we didn’t do anything about it.”

Kansas started the game on an 18-3 run, and Colorado was never closer than 13 the rest of the way.

Colorado, which bolted for the Pac-12 two years ago, was no match for the high-flying dunks and quick-tempo offense of the Jayhawks, who came out with intense pressure from the start. The result was 20 points off the fast break and 26 points off Colorado’s 18 turnovers.

“Our game plan was to clog the paint up and take away transition baskets and make them beat us with 3s, because we felt that’s the way you have to beat Kansas. We didn’t do a very good job of it,” Boyle said. “We didn’t execute our game plan any way, shape or form.”

Josh Scott finished with 19 points to lead the Buffaloes (7-2), who have lost two of three after rattling off six straight wins to start the year. Askia Booker added 15 points, but leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie was held to four points on 1-for-4 shooting. Xavier Johnson missed all four of his field-goal attempts before fouling out.

“It’s not like they were hitting contested 3s. They were dunking on us and absolutely humiliating us,” Dinwiddie said. “There really is nothing else to say.”

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