LAS VEGAS - The Colorado Buffaloes were the bees knees under the bright shining lights of Las Vegas on Tuesday night, defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions in a real sockdolager.
The match was a bare-knuckle brawl just like Dempsey and Tunney back in '27 and the Buffaloes were the undisputed heavy-weight champions of the night, coming out with a victory by the count of 71-70.
In the first half, both teams looked like a couple of flapper girls who were a little loopy on the gin and juice, barely able to find the peach basket at all, but once the Buffaloes found themselves trailing by a wide margin senior forward Josh Scott started doing the Jitterbug while the Nittany Lions were doing the Charleston.
Scott scored 13-consecutive points for the black and white Buffaloes to keep them in the game and send the boys into the halftime break tied at 25.
In the locker room head coach Tad Boyle must have told the troops that he was sick and tired of their phonus bolonus, because the second half was a choice bit of calico. The Buffaloes shot 46.2 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from behind the arc in the second time period on their way to outscoring the Nittany Lions 46-45 in the half.
Wesley Gordon was the cat's meow on defense for Colorado giving the icy mitt to Penn State three times while recording six rebounds to go with his 10 points.
In the end, it was a hotsy tostsy win for the Buffaloes, who will quite surely have a chance to crack their way into the polls with a win over the Mustangs of Southern Methodist on Wednesday.