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Kennedy Leonard set career highs with seven 3-pointers and 31 points to lead No. 18 CU over CSU

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Posted at 11:00 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 01:00:11-05

BOULDER, Colo. -- Kennedy Leonard set career highs with seven 3-pointers and 31 points to lead No. 18 Colorado over Colorado State 74-56 on Tuesday night.

Leonard was 7 of 11 from 3-point range and handed out seven assists. Monica Burich added 14 points and Haley Smith grabbed 13 rebounds to go with eight points for the Buffalos (9-0).

Colorado led by double digits after Burich's free throws made it 48-38 with 5:37 left in the third quarter. The Buffalos closed the game on a 6-0 run, reaching their largest lead at the final score.

The Rams (5-4) had their largest lead after opening the game on a 6-0 run. The Buffalos had their first lead at 13-12 and took the lead for good at 15-14, steadily building on their advantage over the final three quarters.

Callie Kaiser had 17 points, Elin Gustavsson scored 12 and Ellen Nystrom 10 for Colorado State.