KJ Simpson scored 23 points, Cody Williams and Tristan da Silva scored 17 points apiece, and the No. 25 Colorado Buffaloes beat the Milwaukee Panthers 106-79 in Boulder, Colo., on Tuesday night.
Eddie Lampkin finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds, Julian Hammond III also had 14 points and RJ Smith chipped in with 11 for Colorado (3-0).
Zach Howell had 15 points, Markeith Browning II scored 11 and Elijah Jamison added 10 points for the Panthers (1-2), who have dropped two straight.
For the second straight game, the Buffaloes started strong and led the entire way. Da Silva opened with a 3-pointer and after Milwaukee hit a shot, Colorado quickly opened a double-digit lead.
Williams had two layups, da Silva drained another from deep and Williams had a dunk and free throw to finish off a three-point play and give the Buffaloes a 17-4 lead less than four minutes into the game.
Angelo Stuart scored five straight points for the Panthers to get the deficit under 10, and a Colorado turnover led to a dunk and made it 23-15 with 11:45 left in the first half.
The Buffaloes responded with a big run to push the lead to 20. Lampkin made two layups, Smith hit a pair of 3-pointers and two free throws and a layup from Simpson gave Colorado a 37-17 lead with 8:13 left in the first half.
It stayed a 20-point margin until Simpson hit another from behind the arc to put the Buffaloes ahead 49-26 late in the period, and they took a 53-33 lead into the break.
Colorado put it away in the first four minutes of the second half.
Leading by 18, the Buffaloes hit three straight free throws, Simpson drained a 3-pointer and had a dunk off consecutive Milwaukee turnovers and da Silva scored five straight points to cap a 15-2 run that made it 74-43.
The Buffaloes led by as many as 38 points, midway through the second half.
–Field Level Media
Ohio State hopes to carry momentum from a championship weekend into its home game against Central Michigan on Wednesday night in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes (5-1) won the Emerald Coast…
No. 12 Utah destroyed Carroll College, 100-44, in a nonconference tune-up in Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning. Alissa Pili drained 8 of 10 shots from the field and led…
After losing consecutive games during its trip to San Diego around Thanksgiving, Seton Hall will look to bounce back on its Newark, N.J., home court Wednesday evening against Northeastern. Slow…
No. 12 Utah wins by 56, extends home streak to 20
Seton Hall meets Northeastern, aims to overcome slow first halves
Pistons have two tries to dodge historic 0-for-November
Heat F Jimmy Butler (ankle) ruled out vs. Bucks