Shelomi Sanders makes her CU Buffs debut in women's basketball.

Shelomi Sanders knew what she wanted to do after checking into her first game as a Colorado Buffalo.

"I was like, 'I need to get a shot in.'" "I need to score," said the redshirt freshman walk-on guard.

She accomplished just that, hitting a late 3-pointer as the No. 7 Buffs defeated Air Force 74-58 at Clune Arena on Saturday.

Shelomi Sanders, the daughter of CU head football coach Deion "Coach Prime" Sanders, has been anticipating this moment for a long time.

She played the first semester of her freshman year at Jackson State, appearing in two games. But, when her father transferred from JSU to the CU in December, she followed.

Shelomi redshirted for the Buffs last season. Then, during preseason sessions this year, she fractured her thumb, forcing her to miss the first six games.

She was finally in uniform for the Buffs' win over Boston on Tuesday, but she didn't play.

"It felt really good," she said. "I've been out due to my thumb and other issues, and I'm just trying to work my way back.

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