PARIS, France - Freshman forward Josh Scott tied a team-high 13 points with 10 rebounds, and junior forward Andre Roberson added 13 points, nine rebounds and four steals in the University of Colorado's 91-74 loss against the AMW France Elite ''Pro A'' All-Stars, Thursday night at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France.
It's the second game in as many nights between the two teams in CU's second game of the 2012 European Tour. On Monday, AMW France defeated the Buffs, 86-73.
The Buffs started strong racing out to a 9-0 lead, then 11-2 and held the home team scoreless through the first 7:25 of the first quarter. Roberson's three-point play on a dunk after a steal pushed CU into a commanding 11-2 lead 4:35 remaining in the quarter. However, AMW France countered and evened the game at 15-15 after 10 minutes of play.
The second quarter remained close throughout until AMW pulled away outscoring CU, 26-17 in the latter 10 minutes taking a 41-32 lead at the half.
The home team broke open the third quarter outscoring CU, 31-25, erupting for 11-of-14 shooting from the field (78.6 percent), including four, three-pointers. AMW pushed its advantage to at least 13 points on two occasions in the second half.
Kevin Seraphin led all scorers with 16 points (8-of-14 FG shooting) and Giovan Oniangue added 14 points and four rebounds.
The French team shot 58.3 percent from the field (35-of-60) for the game.
CU was also led by freshman Xavier Johnson off the bench with 12 points and five rebounds, while sophomore Spencer Dinwiddie added seven points and four boards. Senior guard Sabatino Chen had six rebounds and sophomore Askia Booker added 10 points.
The Buffs shot 42.4 percent from the field (28-of-66) and out-rebounded their opponent by a 41-to-27 margin.
The Buffs are idle on Friday and will travel in the morning to the mid-afternoon for a four-hour bus ride to Antwerp, Belgium with a stop in the capital city of Brussels. The men's basketball team will stay in Antwerp through Sunday and play another pair of games with one on Saturday evening, the other Sunday afternoon.
After the game on Sunday, CU will bus to Amsterdam and play its final game, the fifth of the tour Monday evening against Rotterdam.
CU is in Europe on a five-game, 10-day trip that will also take the Buffaloes to Antwerp (Belgium) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Game 3: Sat., August 18, 8 p.m. (Noon, MT) vs. Optima Ghent; Sportarena Tolhuis (Gent, Belgium).
Game 4: Sun., August 19, 2 p.m. (6 a.m. MT) vs. Gembo BBC Borgerhout; Sporthal Luisbekelaar, Borgerhout (Antwerp, Belgium).
Game 5: Mon., August 20, 7:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. MT) vs. Rotterdam Challengers; Topsportcentrum (Rotterdam, Netherlands).