Higgins’ 21 leads Colorado past Coppin State 80-63

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HONOLULU (AP)—Cory Higgins had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Colorado to a 80-63 win Sunday over Coppin State in Honolulu.

The Buffaloes (7-3) shot 55 percent from the field to move into Monday?s semifinals of the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic, where they will play Buffalo. The Eagles (1-9) meet Pepperdine in a consolation game Monday.

Higgins went 4-for-5 from the field, made all 12 of his free-throw attempts and had four assists. Casey Crawford scored 12 points, Dwight Thorne II added 11 and Jermyl Jackson-Wilson added 10 for Colorado.

Michael Harper led Coppin State with 11 points.

Colorado shot 54 percent from the field in the first half, including 3-for-7 on 3-pointers, to take a 36-24 lead at halftime. Coppin State did not attempt a free throw in the first half.

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 Top Performers
 Colorado
Cory Higgins Cory Higgins
4-5,  21 Pts
10 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Coppin St.
Michael Harper Michael Harper
5-10,  11 Pts
1 Rebs, 2 Assists

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