Statistically, true freshman Tre'Shaun Fletcher didn't have his best game for the Buffs, but he certainly looked comfortable on the floor.

Fletcher finished with four points and a rebound in a season-high 16 minutes of action, while playing well on defense.

"I think this was more comfortable because I was just going out and playing," he said. "Usually I think too much. I just went out and played today."

After a slow start to the season, Fletcher has 20 points in 36 minutes over the past three games. He has made 11 of his 18 field goals (61.1 percent) this season.

Perimeter defense improves

One of CU's main issues on defense has been guarding the 3-point line. Going into Sunday, opponents were hitting 3s at a 38.2 percent clip.

Early on Sunday, that problem continued. Harvard came into the game shooting just 26.3 percent from beyond the arc, but the Crimson hit their first four 3-pointers to key a 14-1 run that gave them a 16-4 lead.

Harvard struggled from that point, though, making just 3-of-19 attempts during the final 16 minutes. The Crimson were 1-for-11 from beyond the arc in the second half.

The Buffs felt that fatigue and playing at high altitude played a factor in Harvard's struggles.

"Their shooters, for a good 10-(minute) span, were short on a lot of shots or wide off with their shots," Scott said. "They weren't running as fast as they were. You could just tell. I think the altitude really got to them."

High energy


A season-high 9,770 fans were in attendance Sunday, and they were loud during CU's second-half rally.

"I thought our fans were terrific today," head coach Tad Boyle said. "The Coors Events Center helped us get a win."


CU's six-game winning streak is its longest since a 6-0 start to the 2012-13 season. ... The Buffs are 50-7 at home under Boyle, including 6-0 this season. ... Harvard finished with a season-high seven 3-poitners. ... CU held Harvard's leading scorer, Wesley Saunders, to a season-low seven points. He was averaging 17.3 coming in.

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