Jan 8, 2011 5:00 PM by Jordan Mason
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 Tigers.
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