Missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years, coach Tad Boyle said the Colorado Buffaloes decided to play in the third-tier College Basketball Invitational to get a jumpstart on next season.
CU made a late charge, but Oregon held on to earn a spot in Friday’s semifinals.
Josh Scott had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Askia Booker added 20 points and Colorado pulled away for a 78-71 victory over Oregon State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday night.
Askia Booker scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Colorado Buffaloes hung on to beat UCLA 62-56 on Friday night.
J.J. Avila scored 19 points and Daniel Bejarano sealed the victory by grabbing a rebound off a missed free throw in the final seconds as CSU beat CU 62-60 Wednesday night to extend the best start in school history.
Xavier Johnson scored 15 points and nine rebounds, and Josh Scott scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half.
It’s getting so that the Colorado men’s basketball team will think twice about making the short road trip to neighboring Wyoming.
Josh Scott matched a career high with 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Colorado beat Drexel 65-48 in the season opener on Friday night.
Talib Zanna scored 16 of his 18 points in the opening half, helping Pittsburgh build a 28-point on the way to a 77-48 rout of Colorado in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
The University of Colorado Buffaloes basketball team is heading to Florida for the Big Dance, and the team ended up being seeded higher than many expected.