Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback and former Stanford standout Richard Sherman gave the Cardinal a pep talk about "seizing the moment" before facing Colorado on Wednesday night.
Instead, Sherman sat in the stands at Palo Alto afterward and watched the visitors take it away.
Josh Scott had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Xavier Johnson scored 14 points and the Buffaloes boosted their chances for a first-round bye in next week's Pac-12 Conference tournament with a 59-56 victory over Stanford.
"We can't underestimate how much this helped us," Colorado Coach Tad Boyle said. His team is tied for third place in the Pac-12.
Xavier Talton added nine points...