Rogers scores 24 points as Baylor beats Colorado 68-57

Baylor University

2-27-08 -- Kevin Rogers scored 24 points, Henry Dugat finished with 21, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and Baylor won in Boulder for the first time in nearly 57 years, beating Colorado 68-57 on Wednesday night.

The victory gives Baylor its first 19-win season since 2000-01.

Baylor (19-8, 7-6 Big 12) entered the game 1-7 lifetime against Colorado in Boulder, its lone win coming on December 15, 1951. The Bears were 0-5 in Boulder since the inception of the Big 12 before their win Wednesday.

Rogers also grabbed 11 rebounds, giving him his fourth straight double-double, and 11th of the season.

The Buffaloes (10-17, 2-11) dropped their fourth straight game, and have now lost 10 of their last 11 contests.

Richard Roby led Colorado in scoring with 17 points. Roby remains third on the team’s all-time scoring list, 33 points away from tying Cliff Meely for second place. Roby trails leader Donnie Boyce by 88 points.

Levi Knutson finished with 11 points and Marcus Hall had 10 along with seven assists.

Baylor led by as many as 20 points in the second half, but Colorado trimmed it to 63-54 on a basket by Knutson with 1:10 remaining. However, the Bears went 5-for-7 from the free throw line over the final 1:30 to seal their second straight win.

The Bears improved to 5-4 on the road in 2007-08. Before this season, they were 2-37 on the road over the last five years.