Buffs Roll To Eighth Straight Win
The Buffaloes (9-2) have won eight straight games. The streak has helped vault the team into the top 25 for the first time in three years.
Southern Utah (2-9) lost its 30th straight road contest, including seven straight this season. The Thunderbirds haven't won on the road since a win over St. Mary's on Dec. 10, 2005.
With her 22-point outing, McFarland moved into eighth place on the Buffaloes' all-time scoring list. She now has 1,510 career points.
Spears entered the game as the leading scorer among freshmen in the Big 12 Conference, averaging 13.3 points. She also had five rebounds and two steals.
Kaila Goff led Southern Utah in scoring with seven points. Anne Westwood, the Thunderbirds' leading scorer, finished with six points, and didn't score her first basket until early in the second half. She also had eight rebounds.
The Buffaloes closed the first half on a 13-0 run to take a 44-20 lead into the break. It's the third straight game the Buffaloes have closed the opening half on a big spurt, going on a 20-4 run in a win over Dartmouth and a 15-0 burst against Texas Southern.
Colorado started the second half where it left off, going on a 12-0 run to up the lead to 36 points. The Buffaloes led by as many as 43 points.
The Thunderbirds finished with 21 turnovers, which is one below their season average.