During her first season as Colorado women's basketball coach, Linda Lappe struggled to find healthy bodies to put on the court.

Now early in her third season, Lappe is having trouble finding enough playing time for all the good players the Buffs have on board.

On Friday night, just about everybody played well as the Buffs rolled to a 75-48 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Coors Events Center in the semifinals of the 26th Annual Omni Hotels Classic.

"We have a lot of great players," Lappe said. "I have a good problem to have in that we have a lot of players who can do a lot of different things. It gives us options."

Freshman Arielle Roberson had 16 points and eight rebounds and Chucky Jeffery had 14 points and nine boards to lead the Buffs into today's championship game. CU will face San Diego State (3-1) at 7:30 p.m.

Roberson continued her sensational freshman year. She is averaging 18.3 points and 6.7 rebounds a game.

"We see what she can do every single day when she really puts her mind to it and gets after it," Lappe said.

Jeffery, a senior point guard, flirted with another double-double (she has 20 in her career). She also had four assists and four steals.

The Buffs also got 10 points from Jasmine Sborov, tying her career high. Six other players scored at least four points.

Jeffery is particularly jazzed about CU's newfound presence in the paint. Front-court players Roberson, Rachel Hargis, Jen Reese and Jamee Swan combined for 28 points.

"We have confidence in getting the ball to our posts," Jeffery said. "I want to pride them on running the floor also. We've never gotten that many, (guard-to-center) passes in a game. I think it's just awesome. Our posts are working really hard."

So is Jeffery, who looked sharp in her home debut. She had just one turnover in 29 minutes.

"Her passing is much sharper this year," Lappe said. "She's making a lot better decisions. What she was able to do in just getting the ball to where it needed to go ... I felt like her transition offense tonight was fantastic."

Sborov got the Buffs rolling early on. CU missed a lot of layups early in the game, but Sborov hit a series of jumpers, scoring all 10 of her points in the first 15 minutes.

"Chucky did a great job of drawing the defense in," said Sborov, who also had six rebounds. "I was just hitting shots off of reversals and kick-outs and we work on that religiously in practice. That opened up a lot of our inside stuff in the second half."

CU trailed just once, at 1-0, but didn't put the Islanders (0-5) away until late in the second half. The Islanders got within 53-43 with 9:28 to play. Lappe said Texas A&M-Corpus Christi surprised CU with its quickness and shot the ball from 3-point range better than expected (7-for-23).

CU turned it on late, though, outscoring the Islanders 22-5 over the last 9:28.

"We don't lose our own tournament," Sborov said. "That's the mindset that we all have. Everybody expects that from everybody across the board.

"It's a really good opportunity for us playing San Diego State. We are really excited and real excited to be in the championship game."

San Diego State got there by beating Auburn 78-57 earlier on Friday. Courtney Clements led the Aztecs, who have received top-25 votes all season, with 26 points.

Notable

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Auburn will play in the consolation game at 5 p.m. ... CU freshman Lauren Huggins hit two late 3-pointers for her first career points. ... Senior Megan Malcolm-Peck, who has been nursing a back injury and missed the previous game, played just seven minutes (all in the second half) Friday. It was the 100th game of Malcolm-Peck's career. ... CU is 41-10 all-time at this tournament. ... Freshman walk-on Alexus Atchley made her collegiate debut, playing the final minute.

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Colorado 75,

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 48 TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI(48)

MIN FG 3PT FT Rb PF TP

Plummer 18 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 0

Darley 19 5-15 2-4 0-1 2 2 12

Blount 29 5-14 3-10 0-0 6 1 13

Jammer 24 2-7 0-0 2-4 4 0 6

Gregory 29 1-2 1-2 0-0 2 0 3

Amboree 14 0-1 0-0 3-3 0 0 3

Roberts 9 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 2 0

Anderson-Sparks 5 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 2 3

Huff 19 2-5 0-2 0-0 2 4 4

Taylor 11 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 2

Schwartz 19 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 2

Alva 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0

Team 2

Totals 200 18-55 7-23 5-8 23 16 48

Assists (8): Blount 2, Taylor 2, Plummer, Darley, Gregory, Amboree.

Steals (9): Jammer 3, Blount 2, Plummer, Darley, Gregory, Amboree.

Turnovers (17): Plummer 2, Blount 2, Gregory 2, Amboree 2, Roberts 2, Taylor 2, Schwartz 2, Anderson-Sparks, Huff, Team.

Blocked shots (1): Jammer.

COLORADO (75)

MIN FG 3PT FT Rb PF TP

Roberson 25 6-14 1-1 3-5 8 1 16

Hargis 19 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 0 4

B. Wilson 23 2-5 1-2 0-0 2 3 5

Sborov 23 5-7 0-0 0-0 6 2 10

Jeffery 29 5-11 0-3 4-4 9 1 14

Kresl 18 2-5 2-4 0-0 3 2 6

A. Wilson 14 0-0 0-0 4-6 3 0 4

MM-Peck 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 1 0

Huggins 2 2-2 2-2 0-0 0 0 6

Atchley 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Reese 18 1-4 0-1 1-2 5 0 3

Weston 6 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 2

Swan 15 2-6 0-0 1-2 5 1 5

Team 5

Totals 200 28-62 6-13 13-19 49 11 75

Assists (16): Jeffery 4, Hargis 2, B. Wilson 2, Kresl 2, Reese 2, Weston 2, Sborov, Swan.

Steals (12): Jeffery 4, B. Wilson 2, A. Wilson 2, Sborov, Kresl, Reese, Weston.

Turnovers (16): Sborov 6, Roberson 3, Hargis 2, B. Wilson 2, Jeffery, Malcolm-Peck, Swan.

Blocked shots (4): Swan 2, Roberson, Hargis.

Halftime score: Colorado 35, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 24.

Technical fouls -- None.

Attendance -- 1,245.