STANFORD — Andre Roberson overcame a bout with the flu and had a career night in scoring. He also kept Colorado in the mix for a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament.
Roberson scored a career-high 24 points, including 16 in the second half, to help the Buffaloes come back from 10 points down in the final 15 minutes and beat Stanford 65-63 on Wednesday night.
"If we win out, we're definitely trying to get that fourth seed," said Roberson after Colorado's eighth win in 10 games. "If we can't, we're still in great position to do good things."
Roberson, the leading rebounder in the country going into the night, had eight boards and finished 9 of 13 from the floor while helping the Buffaloes (19-8, 9-6 Pac-12) go on an 18-2 run in the second half to complete a season sweep of the Cardinal after five straight losses in the series between the two schools.
Colorado's recent success has helped erase the sting of a 1-4 start in conference play. But the Buffaloes remain in a logjam in the middle of the Pac-12 standings, while Stanford dropped closer to the bottom with its first three-game losing streak at home since 2010.