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MBB Defeats Savannah State, 58-43

Nov 16, 2007

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Richard Roby scored a game-high 17 points as Colorado beat Savannah State 58-43 in the America's Youth Classic tournament on Friday.

Roby was 6-for-9 from the field as Colorado (2-1) continued to rebound from a season-opening loss to New Mexico. Joseph Flegler scored 14 to lead Savannah State (2-3).

Flegler hit a jumper and a 3-pointer as Savannah State went on a 7-1 run to cut Colorado's lead to 42-37 with just over five minutes left in the game.

But Colorado pulled away with hot 3-point shooting, as Marcus Hall hit from outside to put Colorado ahead 45-37 with 4:17 remaining and Levi Knutson hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final three minutes.

Knutson scored 12 for the Buffaloes and Hall added 10. Jermyl Jackson-Wilson had five assists and a team-high 13 rebounds for Colorado.

Savannah State's top three scorers on Friday - Flegler, Chris Linton and Anthony Jones - shot a combined 12-for-34 as Savannah State shot 27 percent from the floor. Linton had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Savannah State led 13-12 after a jumper by Anthony Jones at the 10:46 mark in the first half. But Colorado went on a 13-3 run near the end of the first half and took a 25-16 lead into halftime.

Roby had nine points on 3-of-4 shooting at halftime. Colorado was 1-for-7 from 3-point range in the first half.

Colorado will face tournament host school Wisconsin on Saturday at 6 p.m. (MST), with Savannah State playing Florida A&M. Wisconsin trounced Savannah State 79-32 on Thursday, the first night of the tournament, and Colorado beat Florida A&M 83-59.