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CU freshman’s 3 sinks Tigers

January 27, 2005


— Walking toward the winning locker room, a veteran teammate draped his arm over Richard Roby's head and yelled, "That's what I'm talking about!"

Everyone at Colorado knew it was just a matter of time before Roby did something big. It happened Wednesday night, when the freshman guard hit a three-pointer with 21 seconds left to lift the Buffaloes to a 64-62 victory over Missouri.

"I saw my defender's hands were down and seized the opportunity, and I shot it," Roby said. "Thank God it went in."

Roby, the half-brother of Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin, dribbled a couple of times, took a step inside the three-point line to create room between himself and the defender, then stepped behind the line and swished the game-winner.

It gave Colorado (10-7 overall, 2-4 Big 12 Conference) a modest two-game winning streak and a much-needed shot of momentum after a losing four straight to start the conference season.

Missouri fell to 0-6 away from home this season.

"I think we're closer," Missouri coach Quin Snyder said. "We were in position to win a game on the road, but we didn't finish it. It's the same formula as at home, but it's harder."

Kansas State 63, Iowa State 51

Manhattan -- Jeremiah Massey scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half, leading Kansas State. Massey also had 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (12-4, 2-3). Cartier Martin hit four three-pointers and scored 17 points.

Nebraska 77, Texas A&M; 67

Lincoln, Neb. -- Jake Muhleisen scored a season high 25 points, and Nebraska outscored Texas A&M; by 18 from the free-throw line.

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