Colorado, stumbling out of home, upsets Tennessee’s number 11


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — KJ Simpson had 23 factors and 10 rebounds on the bench to guide Colorado to a 78-66 victory over No. 11 Tennessee on Sunday.

Tristan da Silva added 14 factors for the Buffaloes, who shot 43.5% from the sector towards 25.4% of the Volunteers.

“As we speak was about Colorado, and [Simpson] it was implausible,” stated Buffaloes coach Tad Boyle. “KJ thought he actually took the sport into his personal arms and actually managed the tempo. The 23 factors, he’ll produce other nights like this for certain, however the 10 rebounds had been implausible.”

Josiah-Jordan James and Tyreke Key led Tennessee with 15 factors every.

“We undoubtedly did not come into this recreation with the fitting mindset,” stated James. “It is a good lesson for us. It has been an extended basketball season. In fact I am disillusioned and upset that we misplaced, however I am additionally excited to see how this group responds.”

The Voluntários (1-1) had been unable to beat a poor rally taking pictures efficiency after dropping their lead early within the second half.

The Buffaloes (2-1) led as much as 14 down the stretch as a part of a dominant second half wherein they edged out Tennessee 46-32, with Simpson including 15 factors.

“They deserved to win,” stated Volunteers coach Rick Barnes. “They, I assumed, managed the sport just about from begin to end.”

Tennessee had a 34-32 halftime lead after taking pictures 23.1% from the sector. The Buffaloes had been down as a lot as eight factors earlier than halftime.

Key accelerated the Volunteers within the first half with 12 factors, with simply three factors coming from the free-throw line.

Colorado’s financial institution beat Tennessee’s 52-34.

The victory was the Buffaloes’ first over the Volunteers after they misplaced their earlier 4 faculty matchups.


Tennessee will possible drop sharply when the subsequent ballot comes out as the highest 10 groups all have wins of their first two video games.


Colorado: After a disappointing loss on Friday to Grambling State, the Buffaloes stored the Volunteers at 66 factors after dropping 74.5 factors per recreation as they shared the highest two of the season.

Tennessee: Volunteers want to search out their pitching contact because the season progresses. They hit 40% of their season-opening win over Tennessee Tech however struggled towards Colorado.


Colorado: Faces UMass on Thursday on the Myrtle Seaside Invitational.

Tennessee: Hosts Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday earlier than heading to the Bahamas for Battle 4 Atlantis the next week.