The Colorado Buffaloes erupted in cheers when their school appeared on the television screen as the No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament on Sunday.
The Buffaloes have NCAA Tournament experience and really defend. Colorado is good enough to win two games in the field of 68.
A snowstorm blowing outside wasn’t nearly as chilly as Colorado coach Tad Boyle’s postgame speech. For a team hoping to make the NCAA tournament, the Buffaloes dropped a game they simply couldn’t afford to drop. He let them know exactly that.
Xavier Johnson had a career-high 22 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 17 and Colorado beat No. 19 Oregon 76-53 on Thursday night, completing a season sweep and thwarting the Ducks’ bid to gain a share of the Pac-12 Conference title.
Tyrone Wallace and David Kravish each had double-doubles and California won its seventh straight game, defeating Colorado 62-46 on Saturday.
Andre Roberson scored the game-winner with 29 seconds left, capping Colorado’s game-closing 8-0 run and the Buffaloes handed No. 19 Oregon its third straight loss, 48-47 on Thursday night.
C.J. Wilcox scored 25 points and Washington used another stingy defensive effort to stymie Colorado 64-54 on Wednesday night.
By a fraction of a second, Arizona is still unbeaten. CU’s Sabatino Chen banked in a 3-pointer at the end of regulation, but officials waved it off after reviewing the video and the Wildcats went on to win 92-83 in overtime.
Askia Booker and Xavier Johnson each scored 17 points and Colorado set its season high in points scored by routing Northern Arizona 98-51 on Friday night.
Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Kevin Young added 16 points and eight rebounds and ninth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 90-54 victory over former Big 12 member Colorado on Saturday.