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Led by Booker, Colorado outlasts Murray State to capture 2012 title
|Askia Booker earned MVP honors.
Askia Booker had a career-high 23 points and Andre Roberson had 16 points and nine rebounds as Colorado won the 2012 Charleston Classic with an 81-74 victory over Murray State. Booker earned tournament MVP honors—he tallied 58 points in three games—for the the Buffaloes (4-0) who used an 11-1 run midway through the second half to break open a tie game and finish off their perfect trip South. Booker closed that run a 3-pointer and Colorado was ahead for good, 63-53 with 5:05 to go. Murray State (3-1) was the last undefeated team in 2011-12, starting 23-0 on the way to a 31-2 record. The Racers got within five points several times down the stretch, including 79-74 on Isaiah Canaan's basket with 4 seconds left. Canaan, as advertised, led Murray State with 21 points, although just six of those came in the second half. MORE
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