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Askia Booker scores 15 in Colorado's 94-70 win over Jackson State

  • Coloradoi's Spencer Dinwiddie drives to the basket past Jackson State's Javeres Brentm, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

    Coloradoi's Spencer Dinwiddie drives to the basket past Jackson State's Javeres Brentm, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado's Askia Booker, left, and Jackson State's Javeres Brent battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

    Colorado's Askia Booker, left, and Jackson State's Javeres Brent battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddie, top, leaves Jackson State's Derell Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

    Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddie, top, leaves Jackson State's Derell Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Askia Booker led seven Colorado players in double figures with 15 points and the Buffaloes pulled away in the second half for a 94-70 victory over Jackson State on Saturday in the first meeting between the schools.

Xavier Talton and Dustin Thomas scored 13 points apiece for Colorado (3-1), which has won three in a row since a season-opening loss to Baylor.

Javeres Brent led Jackson State, which is in the midst of a five-game road trip, with 20 points. Julysses Nobles added 16 points for the Tigers (1-3).

Up by 11 at halftime, the Buffaloes opened the second half with 10-4 burst that extended their lead to 56-39.

The Tigers scored eight of the next 10 points to pull to within 11 again only to see Colorado pull away with another run, punctuated by another 3-pointer by Booker that put the Buffs in front 66-49 with 12:02 left.