Tad Boyle is a fan of the First Amendment.

However, Colorado's head coach would prefer that Spencer Dinwiddie censor himself before a big rivalry game.

The 6-6 sophomore backed up his "little brother" jab by scoring 29 points to lead Colorado to a 70-61 victory over Colorado State on Wednesday night at the Coors Events Center.

Don't expect Dinwiddie to poke the Buffs' former Big 12 big brother, No. 9 Kansas, before Saturday's reunion at Allen Fieldhouse.

"I have to talk to Spencer about that. I purposefully didn't say anything to him about it before the game, I wanted to see if he was going to back it up or not," Boyle said of Dinwiddie's pregame comments about the Rams. "And he backed it up now. But we have to be smarter of how we approach the media, because we don't want to make a habit out of that."

Dinwiddie is making a name for himself as one of the rising stars in college basketball.

On Thursday, ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla tweeted: "Anybody hotter than Spencer Dinwiddie? Buffs soph guard went for 29 & backed up trash talk vs. CSU."

Sports Illustrated national college basketball writer Andy Glockner, who attended the CU-CSU game in Boulder, responded to Fraschilla: "Dinwiddie is CU's best pro prospect. ... I was touting him last night and he made me look good."

Even a disappointed Larry Eustachy had to give Dinwiddie his due.

"We got pushed around by a bunch of young guys who talked in the paper and they backed it up," the first-year Rams head coach said. "And I'm not used to that."

Buffs fans are getting used to dynamic performances by Dinwiddie.

During the Charleston Classic, Dinwiddie played masterful defense against some of the country's best guards, including Baylor's Pierre Jackson and Murray State's Isiah Cannan, to help lead the Buffs to the championship.

When his shots weren't falling and everything Texas Southern's Omar Strong (39 points) threw up at the rim went in, Dinwiddie aggressively attacked the basket and made 16 of 18 free throws to will CU to a double-overtime victory.

Wyoming was able to cool off Askia Booker and foul out Andre Roberson and Josh Scott. But Dinwiddie kept the visitors in the game by scoring 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting with four assists and one turnover in Laramie.

"I think every basketball player believes that nobody can stop them. Do I think anyone can? No," Dinwiddie said. "If they do, then that's a great night for them. But I'm always going to go out there and do my thing."

As CU fans and players know by now, Boyle's program is built on defense. Dinwiddie didn't just improve his statistics at CSU's expense, he also made sharpshooter Wes Eikmeier (3-for-15 shooting, seven points) a non-factor.

That's worth bragging about.

"The thing I love about Spencer is he believes in himself, he believes in his teammates, and he played like an All-Pac 12 player," Boyle said. "He was terrific on both sides of the ball, but he did a great job defensively on a good player."

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Colorado 70, Colorado St. 61

COLORADO ST.

FG FT Reb

Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Hornung 28 1-4 0-0 4-7 2 5 2

G Smith 19 1-3 2-2 5-5 0 2 4

Iverson 33 7-14 5-8 4-14 0 4 19

Eikmeier 32 3-15 0-0 0-2 0 3 7

Green 38 5-11 6-6 1-4 1 2 18

Bejarano 22 3-5 0-0 0-4 1 4 9

Octeus 22 1-5 0-0 0-1 2 3 2

Santo 6 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0

Totals 200 21-59 13-16 18-42 6 23 61

Percentages: FG .356, FT .813.

3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Bejarano 3-4, Green 2-5, Eikmeier 1-7, Octeus 0-3).

Team Rebounds: 3.

Blocked Shots: 3 (Iverson, G. Smith, Hornung).

Turnovers: 14 (G. Smith 5, Green 4, Santo, Eikmeier, Octeus, Iverson).

Steals: 4 (Green, Octeus, G. Smith, Hornung).

Technical Fouls: Iverson.

COLORADO

FG FT Reb

Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Roberson 37 5-11 5-8 3-14 2 0 15

Scott 27 2-8 0-0 2-3 0 4 4

Booker 33 2-11 1-5 2-3 2 3 6

Chen 21 2-4 0-0 0-1 0 0 4

Dinwiddie 36 8-10 8-10 0-2 3 1 29

Johnson 16 2-3 1-4 0-2 0 1 5

Talton 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0

Stalzer 10 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0

H-Tnks 13 2-3 3-4 0-1 0 3 7

Adams 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Totals 200 23-50 18-31 9-30 8 13 70

Percentages: FG .460, FT .581.

3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Dinwiddie 5-7, Booker 1-3, Johnson 0-1, Roberson 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 3.

Blocked Shots: 5 (Roberson 2, Johnson, Scott, Dinwiddie).

Turnovers: 7 (Dinwiddie 2, Stalzer 2, Scott, Booker, Roberson).

Steals: 7 (Roberson 3, Scott, Dinwiddie, Chen, Booker).

Technical Fouls: None.

Colorado St. 22 39--61

Colorado 42 28--70

A -- 11,708.

Officials -- Chris Rastatter, Mike Reed, Rodrick Dixon.