NCAA tournament 2011: Colorado, St. John's fortunate to win
Colorado nearly found a way to eliminate itself from bubble consideration today. But the Buffaloes went on a 12-2 run in the final minutes to edge lowly Iowa State, 77-75. Alec Burks scored 25 of his 29 points in the second half. Colorado will now face Kansas State, a team the Buffaloes have already beaten twice this season.
This was not a bubble-busting game, but if you have not heard about the controversial finish of the St. John's-Rutgers game, check it out. Forget the no-call on the over-the-back play, and forget a possible foul on the long inbounds pass in the final seconds. Fouls are subjective. What is not subjective is when a player steps out of bounds. And St. John's forward Justin Brownlee stepped out of bounds with 1.7 seconds remaining and the Red Storm up by two points. Officials simply stormed off the court and the game was over. St. John's 65, Rutgers 63. Rutgers grads from NYC to Las Vegas must have been crushed.
| March 9, 2011; 6:18 PM ET
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