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CU Upsets Duke In OT, 61-53, To Advance To Sweet 16

Incredibly and improbably, the Colorado Buffaloes got it done.

As a result, they are going to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003.

Monday night, the 6th-seeded Buffs toppled third-seeded Duke, 61-53 in overtime in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, on the Blue Devils home court in Durham, North Carolina.

Colorado raced out to a 15-2 lead to start the game but Duke fought its way back and eventually tied the game 39-39 in the third quarter. By the end of that quarter, the Blue Devils had outscored CU 17-7 advantage and led by four points.

But the Buffs stayed in the game. They tied the game on Jaylyn Sherrod's basket with 34 seconds left. Duke's Shayeanne Day-Wilson missed a three-pointer with six seconds left and it was off to overtime.

And off to a dominating five minutes for the Buffs. They outscored the Blue Devils 11-3 in OT. The Buffs hit big shots inside, hit the boards and made plays.

As a result, they are going to face second-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes in the regional semifinals in Seattle on Friday, March 24. Coverage will start at 5 p.m. MDT on KOA 850 AM and 94.1 FM.


Here are highlights from the win over Duke.

After the game, CU head coach JR Payne, guard Jaylyn Sherrod and center Quay Miller spoke with reporters.

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