BOULDER, Colo. -- The combination of Colorado's home-court dominance and Stanford's Pac-12 road woes was a predictable recipe on Thursday night at the Coors Event Center.

Stanford fell behind 9-0 before the last fans had settled into their seats and never recovered in a 75-54 defeat.

Colorado (13-6, 3-4 Pac-12) won for the 22nd time in 25 home games the past two seasons. One of those three defeats was a 74-50 setback to the Cardinal a year ago. The rematch at 5,345 feet above sea level was no contest.

For much of the night, the Buffaloes were quicker and more aggressive. They dominated the boards, forced the tempo and smothered Stanford with their defense.

Coming off two wins during a three-game homestand, the Cardinal (11-8, 2-4) continues to struggle away from Maples Pavilion. Stanford is 0-3 in Pac-12 road games this season and has dropped 30 of its past 40 conference games on foreign turf.

CU led by as many as 17 points in the first half and seemed in control after a 6-0 run made it 54-36 with 14 minutes left.

Stanford had one last gasp.

The Cardinal scored 10 straight points, including two driving layups by Dwight Powell, an acrobatic layup and free throw by freshman Rosco Allen and a 3-pointer by Chasson Randle. In a span of barely 4 minutes, Stanford had trimmed the margin to 54-46.

But CU let the Stanford no closer. The Cardinal failed to convert chances on its next three possessions, and Spencer Dinwiddie made two free throws with 8:53 left to end the Buffs' scoring drought.

Andre Roberson then swatted a shot to set up a transition 3-pointer by Askia Booker and CU led 59-46 with just under 8 minutes left.

Booker also scored the next three baskets -- on a drive, a jumper and a breakaway layup -- and Colorado led 65-48 with 6:08 left.

Randle led the Cardinal with 15 points and Powell had 11, although both had tough shooting nights. Five CU players scored in double figures, but Roberson was the headliner with 12 points and 20 rebounds.

The Buffaloes pulled away beginning with 13 minutes left in the first half for a 44-29 lead at the break.

Stanford had battled back from a 9-0 opening hole and trailed just 18-15 after a 3-pointer by Randle with 13:07 left.

But Roberson triggered a Colorado surge with a steal and breakaway layup and the Cardinal went seven possessions without scoring.

When Roberson buried a 3-pointer with 9:10 left, Colorado led 26-15.

Three-point baskets by John Gage and Randle helped Stanford stay within 29-23 before another Colorado surge provided significant separation. The Cardinal scored just two points in 10 possessions, and Colorado overcame a spate of turnovers to assemble a 13-2 run that made it 42-25 with less than 2 minutes left in the half.

The Buffs shot 56.7 percent in the first half and out-rebounded Stanford 24-14. Roberson had nine points and 11 rebounds by the half. CU's frontcourt trio outscored its Stanford counterparts 28-7 in the half.

Stanford shot 34.3 percent, including a combined 6 for 21 by leading scorers Randle (4 for 13) and Powell (2 for 8).

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