Maybe Colorado could get used to this college basketball thing.
The Colorado Buffaloes couldn’t get snubbed this time. The CSU Rams didn’t either. Both teams are in the NCAA basketball tournament.
Snubbed by the NCAA selection committee last year, then picked to finish next-to-last as a new member of the Pac-12, Colorado had all kinds of grudges going into its matchup against league powerhouse Arizona.
Andre Roberson made the go-ahead layup with 10 seconds remaining, lifting Pac-12 newcomer Colorado to a 63-62 victory over Oregon in the league tournament’s quarterfinals Thursday night.
Andre Roberson had 20 points and 11 rebounds – his third double-double this season against Utah – and Colorado pulled away in the second half to win 53-41 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday night.
Colorado players figured they’d get more of a fight from Utah on Saturday than they did in a 73-33 New Year’s Eve blowout in the Pac-12 Conference debut for both teams.
Nate Tomlinson sank the first foul shot before deliberately bricking the second to give Colorado a 72-71 win over the Ducks Saturday night.
Lazeric Jones had 17 points and nine assists to help UCLA beat Colorado 77-60 Saturday, dropping the Buffaloes out of a first-place tie in the Pac-12.
Andre Roberson had 13 points and 10 rebounds as Colorado beat Southern California 74-50 on Thursday night, sending the Trojans to their ninth straight loss.
Kevin Parrom missed a 3-pointer from the right wing at the buzzer and Colorado escaped with a 64-63 win over Arizona on Saturday.