BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Cory Higgins scored 19 points to lead Colorado to a 55-49 victory over Iowa State Tuesday night.
Nate Tomlinson and Dwight Thorne had nine points each for the Buffaloes (9-10, 1-4 Big 12), who ended a four game losing streak.
Craig Brackins led Iowa State (12-8, 1-4) with 24 points and nine rebounds. The Cyclones have dropped the last four meetings with Colorado in Boulder.
Brackins gave Iowa State its last lead of the game, 46-45, with a jumper with 4:01 left. Higgins sank two free throws and Thorne had a 3-pointer as Colorado closed the game with a 10-3 run.
Diante Garrett's layup with a second left after stealing the ball put Iowa State ahead 28-26 at the half.