Dinwiddie leads Colorado over Elon

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Boulder, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Spencer Dinwiddie scored 17 points and had seven assists to lead the 21st-ranked Colorado Buffaloes to an 80-63 victory over the Elon Phoenix.

Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott supplied 12 points apiece and grabbed 15 and 13 rebounds, respectively, for Colorado (10-1), which has won 10 straight since dropping its season-opener to Baylor.

Sebastian Koch scored a game-high 27 and Tanner Samson added 12 points for Elon (5-5), which will host Georgetown Tuesday.

For the first 3:24, Elon led 3-0 before Colorado got on the board with a trey. The Phoenix held the lead until Johnson nailed a 3-pointer with 10:12 left in the first half.

The game was tied 18-18 with 8:53 left in the first before a 20-5 run was ignited by Colorado. The surge ended with 1:25 to play in the first and the teams headed to the locker room with Colorado holding a 41-26 advantage.

Elon tried to stay close through the second half despite Colorado leading by 19 points with 16:02 left in the game. On the strength of four 3-pointers, the Phoenix pulled within seven points, 52-45, following the Colorado run.

With 6:25 left in the game, Elon got within nine points, but did not come any closer the rest of the contest. Colorado closed out the game on an 11-3 run.

Game Notes

Colorado has won 10 straight for the first time in 52 seasons ... Elon is 0-18 against Top 25 opponents since 1998-99 ... Elon is 0-4 against current members of the Pac-12 Conference ... George King scored 10 points for Colorado ... The Buffaloes shot 27-of-46 for the free throw line while the Phoenix shot 6- of-15.

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