CU Buffs sophomore Andre Roberson tries to score over Georgia Bulldogs defenders Donte Williams, left, and Marcus Thornton during the Buffs 70-68 win
CU Buffs sophomore Andre Roberson tries to score over Georgia Bulldogs defenders Donte Williams, left, and Marcus Thornton during the Buffs 70-68 win Monday night at the Coors Events Center. ( Cliff Grassmck )

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Alec Burks or Cory Higgins.

Tad Boyle knew the dynamic wings would provide the bulk of the scoring and make key baskets and free throws down the stretch on any given night last season.

This year the second-year Colorado head coach isn't sure what to expect on the stat sheet from game to game.

And the balance and unselfishness are reasons why Boyle has so much hope for the 2011-12 Buffs.

"We've got a lot of different weapons, guys coming off the bench," Boyle said. "On any given night it can be a different guy."

On Monday night it was Spencer Dinwiddie's turn to set the tone offensively for CU during a résumé-building 70-68 victory over Georgia at the Coors Events Center.

The true freshman scored nine of his 16 points in the first half to lead the Buffs (4-2), who racked up their third consecutive victory and extended the program's home winning streak against non-conference opponents to 26 dating back to the 2008-09 season.

Dinwiddie, who averaged 4.8 points and was shooting 23.3 percent from the field through the first five games, knocked down a 3-pointer for CU's first basket and finished4-for-8 shooting and 7-for-8 at the line.

"I loved how Spencer came out aggressively," Boyle said. "That's the Spencer Dinwiddie we know when we recruited him, and I think you'll see more of that."

Double-double machine Andre Roberson had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Askia Booker scored eight of his 14 points in the second half. And Carlon Brown added 10 points.

Austin Dufault, who led CU with 18 points in the home opener, only had two points due to foul trouble. Nate Tomlinson, who led the Buffs to a 76-73 overtime victory at Air Force last week, was held to seven points.

"It's definitely an adjustment," Roberson said of Boyle's new nine-man rotation. "But we've got good guys on the team and everybody can play significant roles on this team. I feel like we're pretty deep and we can go far."

Jeremy Adams played seven minutes but did not score in his CU debut. Boyle plans to go 10-deep when Damiene Cain is ready to join the fray next week.

"We've got good players who have a feel for the game," Boyle said. "We just have to make plays and not be robots."

Georgia played 11 athletic players and led by 12 points early. But the Buffs made better adjustments and seized a 45-39 lead with an 11-1 run to begin the second half.

The Bulldogs (4-3) missed their first 11 shots after the intermission until Nemanja Djurisic's 3-pointer stopped the bleeding and cut the deficit to 45-42 with 12:34 remaining.

"We're just really inexperienced offensively and we have some droughts," Georgia head coach Mark Fox said. "Unfortunately, we started the second half with one."

Booker ignited CU's comeback with seven consecutive points and made the score 52-47 with a three-point play.

"That's my role is to come off the bench and spark the team as soon as possible, as fast as I can," Booker said. "I just feel that got us going a little faster and got us into our motion (offense) a little bit more."

A layup by Shane Harris-Tunks out of a timeout gave the Buffs a 62-52 lead. It was CU's last field goal of the game.

The Buffs, who were up by 11 points with 2:54 remaining, also kept hope alive for Georgia by missing six free throws down the stretch.

A 3-pointer by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope brought the Bulldogs within 68-64 and a layup by Vincent Williams made it a one-possession game (69-66) with 4.5 ticks left.

Booker made the second of two free throws to give CU a four-point cushion and rendered a layup at the buzzer meaningless to anyone without a wager on the game (the Buffs were favored by four points in Las Vegas).

CU trailed 38-34 at halftime after allowing the visitors to shoot 48.4 percent from the field, including 6-for-12 behind the arc.

After back-to-back 3-pointers by Dustin Ware the Bulldogs surged ahead 22-13. A dunk by Donte Williams pushed the lead to 26-14 with 9:26 remaining before the intermission.

The Buffs responded with a 16-6 run capped with a Brown 3-pointer that tied the score 30-30.

CU will travel to Fort Collins to face Colorado State on Wednesday at Moby Arena (6 p.m., The Mtn.).

"There's a lot of room for improvement with this team," Boyle said. "And that's exciting."

Colorado 70, Georgia 68

GEORGIA

FG FT Reb

Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Thornton 20 0-5 0-0 2-5 1 4 0

D Wllms 22 3-7 5-8 2-6 0 4 11

Cldwll-Ppe 34 6-17 0-1 2-5 2 4 15

Ware 23 3-7 0-0 0-1 3 2 9

V Wllms 18 4-6 0-0 0-0 2 3 9

Dixon 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Nolte 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Robinson 22 6-9 1-2 1-2 3 3 14

Brantley 17 0-3 0-0 0-4 0 3 0

Florveus 22 2-5 0-0 4-7 0 0 4

Djurisic 14 2-3 0-0 1-6 1 3 6

Totals 200 26-63 6-11 14-38 12 26 68

Percentages: FG .413, FT .545.

3-Point Goals: 10-25, .400 (Ware 3-6, Caldwell-Pope 3-10, Djurisic 2-2, Robinson 1-1, V. Williams 1-3, Brantley 0-3).

Team Rebounds: 2.

Blocked Shots: 5 (D. Williams 2, Florveus, Caldwell-Pope, Nolte).

Turnovers: 10 (Thornton 2, Djurisic 2, Ware, Florveus, Caldwell-Pope, Nolte, Robinson).

Steals: 5 (Caldwell-Pope 3, Florveus, Ware).

Technical Fouls: None.

COLORADO

FG FT Reb

Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Rbrsn 34 4-8 7-11 7-15 0 1 15

Dufault 23 1-6 0-2 2-3 1 5 2

Tmlnsn 32 2-5 2-6 0-1 2 1 7

Dnwddie 27 4-8 7-8 0-7 1 1 16

Brown 23 4-8 0-0 1-4 3 1 10

Booker 23 4-6 6-8 0-4 3 1 14

H-Tnks 23 2-6 0-0 0-1 0 2 4

Chen 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2

Adams 7 0-1 0-2 1-1 0 1 0

Totals 200 22-50 22-37 11-37 11 14 70

Percentages: FG .440, FT .595.

3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Brown 2-4, Tomlinson 1-3, Dinwiddie 1-4, Adams 0-1, Booker 0-1, Dufault 0-1).

Team Rebounds: 1.

Blocked Shots: 1 (Harris-Tunks).

Turnovers: 7 (Brown 3, Roberson, Adams, Dufault, Tomlinson).

Steals: 2 (Dinwiddie, Roberson).

Technical Fouls: None.

Georgia 38 30--68

Colorado 34 36--70

A -- 6,453.

Officials -- Verne Harris, Randy McCall, Mike Littlewood.