Big surge before halftime pushes CU basketball past Drake in season opener

Among 353 Division I basketball programs in the nation, the Colorado men’s basketball squad was the last one to finally make its season debut.

After a slow start, the Buffaloes ultimately made it worth the wait.

The Buffs were able to turn around early shortcomings at the 3-point line at both ends of the floor before blitzing Drake with a game-breaking run just before halftime, eventually cruising to a 100-71 win Tuesday night at the CU Events Center.

It was the first time the Buffs have scored 100 points in a non-overtime game since a 100-91 win against Oregon on Jan. 5, 2014. It was the first 100-point game in a season-opener since 1990.

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