College Basketball Recap: Colorado Buffaloes take down Drexel Dragons in season opener, 65-48.


Nov 14, 2014; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes forward Josh Scott (40) looks to shoot the ball against Drexel Dragons forward Mohamed Bah (15) during the second half at Coors Events Center. The Buffaloes won 65-48. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball team started out the season the right way, defeating the Drexel Dragons 65-48 in a non-conference match-up.

How about the night junior forward Josh Scott had? Colorado took the early 11-3 lead in the first-half as Scott accounted for six of those points. Scott helped�power the Buffaloes past the Dragons, scoring 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, collecting 11 rebounds and 3 blocks in the process.

Buffs’ Xavier Johnson, and Wesley Gordon did not start the game due to disciplinary issues according to head coach Tad Boyle in a post-game press conference. It’s the same reason why freshman Dominique Collier will miss the first two games.

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Booker struggled off the bench with notable rust in his game. Booker ended the game with 7 points on 2-of-14 shooting, collecting 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Wesley Gordon was the top scorer off the bench, producing 9 points on 2-of-2 shooting, knocking down 5-of-6 attempts from the charity stripe. Meanwhile, Xavier Johnson added 8 points of his own, shooting 2-of-5 from the field with both of those makes being three-pointers.

Sophomores Dustin Thomas and Tre’Shaun Fletcher started in the place of Gordon and Johnson Friday night.

Tavon Allen led the way for the Dragons off the bench, scoring a team-high 16 points on 5-of-17 shooting. Starting guard Damion Lee chipped in 12 points, going 4-of-14 from the field with 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals.

The Colorado Buffaloes (1-0, 0-0 in Pac-12) resume action Tuesday night, taking on the Auburn Tigers at the Coors Event Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 AM EST, 11:00 PM MST.