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Colorado Annihilates BYU 84-45

March 23, 2003

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Kate Fagan scored 21 points, going 6-of-10 from 3-point range, and Colorado routed BYU 84-45 Saturday night in the first round of the Mideast Regional.

Sabrina Scott added 12 points and eight rebounds for Colorado (23-7), and Tera Bjorklund had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Erin Thorn had 10 points for BYU (19-12), all in the first half.

Fagan had 15 points in the first half and was 4-for-8 on 3-pointers, as Colorado raced to a 43-18 halftime lead.

Colorado, the No. 6 seed, will meet third-seeded North Carolina in the second round Monday night.

BYU, the No. 11 seed, opened with a collapsing zone defense in an attempt to stop the 6-foot-5 Bjorklund, and Colorado made the Cougars pay from the perimeter.

Scott hit three 3-pointers in the half, including back-to-back 3s that gave the Buffaloes an early 19-6 lead. Fagan’s 3-pointer capped a 12-0 run that made it 34-10 as BYU went 6:50 without a point.

Two more 3s by Fagan and one by Scott produced a 43-13 lead with 2:01 left in the half.

Colorado outshot the Cougars 48 percent to 25 percent in the half, and BYU didn’t go to the free-throw line.

The Buffaloes used a 10-0 run early in the second half to build a 56-21 lead and eventually pushed its advantage to 42 points.

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