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Chery scores 14, Jefferson gets double-double to lead No. 25 Baylor past Colorado 72-60

  • Baylor guard Kenny Chery (1) shoots against Colorado Askia Booker (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Baylor guard Kenny Chery (1) shoots against Colorado Askia Booker (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) looks to pass as Baylor guard Gary Franklin (4) reaches in during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) looks to pass as Baylor guard Gary Franklin (4) reaches in during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor center Isaiah Austin (21) blocks a shot by Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) as Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) gets in the middle during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Baylor center Isaiah Austin (21) blocks a shot by Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) as Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) gets in the middle during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Kenny Chery scored 14 points, Cory Jefferson had 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 25 Baylor beat cold-shooting Colorado 72-60 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

The final game of a season-opening tripleheader at the downtown Dallas home of the NBA's Mavericks featured last year's NIT champion in Baylor and a Colorado team coming off the school's first back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament in 50 years.

Brad Heslip had 12 points, all on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, including one with a defender in his face that gave the Bears their biggest lead at 56-43 with 8:38 remaining.

Josh Scott had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Buffaloes, who shot 33 percent and made 2 of 19 from 3-point range.

Taurean Prince had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Bears.