TODAY: Colorado hosts Iowa State in an 11:47 a.m. tipoff at the Coors Events Center.

BROADCAST: Television: Altitude with Mitch Holthus (play-by-play) and Rich Zvosec (color); Radio: KKZN (760 AM) with Mark Johnson (play-by-play) and Charles Johnson (color).

STORYLINES: The Buffs (12-15, 3-10 Big 12) are coming off a 92-63 loss at Missouri on Wednesday. ... Cory Higgins and Alec Burks combined for 34 points on 14-for-23 shooting. The rest of the team scored 29 points on 9-for-30 shooting. ... Burks needs 47 points to become CU`s all-time leading freshman scorer. ... Keegan Hornbuckle returned to the lineup after missing the better part of a month with a right shoulder injury. The freshman forward finished with six points for the Buffs. ... The Cyclones (14-14, 3-10) are coming off a 78-74 victory over Nebraska, which snapped the team`s six-game losing streak. ... CU killer Craig Brackins scored 11 of his team-high 21 points in the final 7:18 against the Huskers. ... Marcus Relphorde shot at the buzzer rimmed out and CU lost 64-63 at Iowa State on Jan. 30 in the first meeting of the season.

KEY STAT: CU is 11-3 at home and shoots .496 from the field and averages 77.8 points per game at the Coors Events Center. On the road, CU is 1-10 (including a win over Division II Chaminade) and averages 67.4 points and shoots .425 percent.

COACHES: Jeff Bzdelik is 33-57 in his third season at CU.


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Greg McDermott is 58-69 in his fourth season at Iowa State.

PROBABLE STARTERS:

Colorado -- G Nate Tomlinson, 6-3, sophomore, 5.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg; G Alec Burks, 6-6, freshman, 16.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg; G Cory Higgins, 6-5, junior, 18.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg; G Marcus Relphorde, 6-7, junior, 10.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg; F Austin Dufault, 6-9, sophomore, 6.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg.

Iowa State -- G Diante Garrett, 6-4, junior, 8.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg; G Scott Christopherson, 6-3, sophomore, 7.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg; F Marquis Gilstrap, 6-7, senior, 14.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg; F Craig Brackins, 6-10, junior, 16.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg; C Justin Hamilton, 6-11, sophomore, 6.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg.

SERIES: Iowa State leads 76-67, but the Buffs have won the last four meetings in Boulder.

UP NEXT: The Buffs will play their final road game of the season on Tuesday at Nebraska (6 p.m., FSN).