Colorado Basketball – March, 2019


2018 Season Archive

After a tough January and a strong February, the Buffs put together a strong run in March … CU takes down Utah and the L.A. schools to close out the regular season before making a run to the Pac-12 tournament semi-finals … Earning an NIT bid, the Buffs take down Dayton and Norfolk State at home before falling to Texas on the road in the third round … The Buffs finish with a 23-12 record, tied for the third-most wins in school history, with McKinley Wright and Tyler Bey earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors …

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Tad Boyle: “We’re not going to be able to back our way into postseason. Every game is important” … Buffs rebound from a 2-6 January with a run of five straight wins in February (a new best as a member of the Pac-12) …

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When was the last time CU men’s basketball went an entire season (before this year) without playing a ranked team? … Will Mel Tucker’s first game at Folsom go until midnight? … CU – a junior college transfer mecca? … Trying to get into Mike Leach’s class …

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“I gotta be me” edition … Nebraska being Nebraska … Oregon being Oregon …. Arizona (MBB) being Arizona … and … CU Board of Regents being the CU Board of Regents …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. XI

//posted 2.10.2019

This week served to remind Buff fans not to heed every attrition rumor … Tad Boyle and the Buffs showed real fire in the belly this week (both during and after the games) … Attendance an issue for CU (but more so for the LA schools) … Former Buffs on the move …

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A lesson in self-depreciation (and I thought I had mastered the art) … When is a check for $33.5 million a disappointment? … CU men’s basketball Jekyll and Hyde performances give Buff fans concern – and hope …

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Buffs struggle in the first month of Pac-12 play, going 2-6, beating only bottom-feeders Cal and Washington State … CU opens with five of first seven Pac-12 games on the road … Namon Wright and Deleon Brown lost for the season …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. IX

//posted 1.27.2019

NCAA willing to look into changing targeting penalties and overtime guidelines (and that a good thing) … The NCAA Transfer Portal isn’t making much news at CU as of yet, but it is having a big impact on Pac-12 rosters … Colorado basketball teams: A Stanford weekend which was half good …

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Can CU Recruit Nationally?

//posted 1.25.2019

Coach Tucker came to Boulder declaring “We’ll recruit nationally” … It’s a great sound bite, but is it realistic? (Or, can Coach Tucker follow Bill McCartney’s “national” recruiting strategy to bring quality recruits to Boulder?) …

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Offensive line musical chairs – who is staying, and who is going … Darrin Chiaverini is saying the right things, but how will he handle his demotion? … CU basketball can quickly right the ship – or keep heading for the iceberg … Which former Buff can still earn a Super Bowl ring as a player this year? …

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State of the Pac-12

//posted 1.18.2019

The Pac-12 has detractors: “The conference’s reputation is just so bad … They aren’t relevant” … and its defenders: “Relative to the long term, we’re doing exceedingly well on every front” … Which is closer to the truth? …

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Assembling a Coaching Staff

//posted 1.17.2019

Press release: CU formally announces hires of two assistant coaches, recruiting coordinator and director of player personnel … Luke Day (Marshall) joins CU strength and conditioning staff … Coach Tucker now has nine of ten assistant coach positions filled …

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