With the Buffaloes football season mercifully coming to an end this Friday, sports fans in Boulder could sure use something positive to focus on, and it looks like they’ve got it.
Things couldn’t be better at the Charleston Classic for Colorado coach Tad Boyle. While down South, Boyle received a contract extension from his board of regents, then watched his Buffaloes pull off a gritty win over Dayton to start the eight-team tournament on Thursday.
Freshman Josh Scott scored 14 points in his first game for Colorado, leading the Buffaloes to a 74-59 victory over Wofford on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
University of Colorado basketball fans have every reason to be optimistic about the upcoming season.
Brady Heslip made nine 3-pointers and finished with 27 points Saturday to lift Baylor to an 80-63 victory over Colorado in the South Regional.
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.