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Colorado 103, Texas A&M 75

(AP Photo/John Amis)

Associated Press

CONWAY, S.C. - KJ Simpson had career-highs of 30 points and six steals and Colorado beat No. 24 Texas A&M 103-5 at the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

It was the second ranked opponent Colorado (3-2) has beaten in a five-day span after topping then-No. 11 Tennessee 78-66 on Sunday.

Simpson's sixth steal led to a fast-break dunk with 1:18 left. He was subbed out after making 11-of-17 shots, including four 3-pointers, and grabbing seven rebounds.

Colorado made just six 3-pointers on 25 attempts in its tournament-opening loss to UMass on Thursday. But the Buffaloes responded by going 16 of 32 from distance against Texas A&M, with five makes by Ethan Wright.

Wright finished with 15 points, missing just one shot, Javon Ruffin added 14 points and Nique Clifford had 11 for Colorado (3-2). Simpson's previous high was 23 points.

Colorado led 54-33 at halftime behind 10-of-19 shooting from 3-point range and Simpson's 14 points. Texas A&M only made 10 field goals in the first half.

Hayden Hefner scored 13 points for Texas A&M (2-2). Solomon Washington and Julius Marble each added 12 points. Wade Taylor IV, who entered averaging 18.3 points per game, was held to six points on 1-for-8 shooting.

Both teams have the day off on Saturday before the placing games on Sunday. Texas A&M will try to snap a two-game losing streak after making its first appearance this week in The Associated Press Top 25 since Jan. 1, 2017.

November 18, 2022


Colorado
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. da Silva F 15 2-5 4-4 1-2 0-1 1 1 0 1 4 9
L. Lovering C 25 1-1 2-4 0-0 4-5 4 1 0 5 4 4
K. Simpson G 31 11-17 4-4 4-8 0-7 3 0 6 2 1 30
J. Gabbidon G 30 3-7 1-2 2-5 0-2 3 0 0 1 3 9
N. Clifford G 25 4-8 1-3 2-3 1-4 4 0 0 0 1 11
J. Ruffin   22 4-6 4-4 2-3 1-5 3 0 0 0 2 14
L. O'Brien   20 3-5 1-1 0-2 0-2 3 0 1 0 4 7
J. Hammond III   16 1-4 2-2 0-3 1-2 1 0 0 2 2 4
E. Wright   15 5-6 0-0 5-6 0-1 0 0 0 2 1 15
Totals   199 34-59
(.576)
19-24
(.792)
16-32
(.500)
10-35 22 2 7 13 22 103


Texas A&M
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
H. Coleman III F 14 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 2
S. Washington F 14 2-7 7-8 1-2 2-5 1 0 1 0 1 12
W. Taylor IV G 21 1-8 3-4 1-4 2-4 3 0 2 2 3 6
D. Dennis G 20 4-6 0-0 1-3 1-2 3 0 1 2 3 9
T. Radford G 20 0-5 4-4 0-2 0-1 2 0 0 1 0 4
A. Gordon   23 2-3 0-0 2-2 1-2 1 0 0 2 1 6
J. Marble   21 6-9 0-3 0-1 2-5 0 0 1 0 4 12
H. Hefner   20 4-8 4-4 1-3 0-1 1 0 0 1 3 13
K. Robinson   15 2-3 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 0 3 1 2 4
A. Garcia   11 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 5 2
M. Obaseki   9 0-5 2-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
E. Pratt   8 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 3
J. Brown   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   199 24-60
(.400)
20-25
(.800)
7-20
(.350)
13-28 13 0 9 11 24 75
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