Colorado upsets #9 Mizzou in Big 12 opener

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Super sophomore Alec Burks scored a

career-high 36 points and the Colorado Buffaloes upset ninth-ranked

Missouri 89-76 in their final Big 12 opener.

The Buffaloes (12-4, 1-0), who join the expanded Pac-12 next

season, snapped a streak of 13 straight losses in conference

openers going back to 1997.

The Tigers (14-2, 0-1) had won nine straight games overall and

nine in a row against the Buffaloes, whose last win over a top-10

team was a 93-80 upset of third-ranked Texas on Feb. 4, 2003.

The Buffs took control early on behind Burks and a solid

supporting cast. Cory Higgins scored 18, Levi Knutson added 13 and

Austin Dufault had 12. Michael Dixon Jr.'s 17 points led the