BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Askia Booker scored 16 points and his only bucket of the second half was a 3-point dagger that helped Colorado hold off Stanford 64-58 Sunday.
The Buffaloes (12-12, 5-7 Pac-12) snapped a three-game skid and avoided their first three-game home losing streak since 2008-09.
The Cardinal (16-9, 7-5) was held under 60 points for the second straight game.
With the Buffs clinging to a four-point lead with less than three minutes left, Booker waved frantically from the right elbow after Xavier Talton somehow came down with a rebound while surrounded by three Cardinal players.
Booker took the pass and calmly sank a 3-pointer that gave Colorado a 58-51 lead with 2½ minutes left.
Stefan Nastic, who scored 24 points, sank a pair of free throws a minute later to make it a five-point game. Those were his only points over the last 10 minutes.