Colorado-Kansas Basketball: CU Nearly Pulls Off HUGE Upset, Loses In OT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Marcus Morris scored six of his 15 points in overtime and grabbed a key rebound that helped top-ranked Kansas avoid what would have been the season's biggest upset with a 72-66 victory over Colorado on Wednesday night.
Cole Aldrich recorded his fourth straight double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds and he blocked five shots to help the Jayhawks (21-1, 7-0 Big 12) beat the Buffaloes (11-11, 2-6) for the 14th straight time.
The Buffs have never beaten a top-ranked team in 13 tries, including six against Kansas.
The No. 1 team has lost each of the last two weeks, Texas and Kentucky.
Marcus Relphorde's two free throws with 56 seconds left in regulation gave the Buffaloes their first - and only - lead at 60-59, but Sherron Collins made one of two free throws to tie it with 38 seconds left.
Colorado's Cory Higgins misfired a long-range jumper with 2 seconds left, and the Jayhawks were unable to get off a shot to avoid their second straight overtime - and the first between these teams since 1964.
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