Colorado Basketball – March, 2021


2020 Season Archive

Behind three-time first-team All-Pac-12 star McKinley Wright, Buffs cap one of the most successful seasons in CU history with a 23-9 record … Buffs finish regular season with the highest-ever seeding in the Pac-12 tournament (3rd) and the highest-ever seeding in the NCAA tournament (5th), taking out Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA tournament before falling to Florida State in the second round …

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CU at the Dance

//posted 3.23.2021

McKinley Wright – By the Numbers … CU sets a dozen individual and team NCAA tournament game records in 96-73 win over Georgetown … McKinley Wright had more assists (13) than the entire Hoya lineup (12) … CU destroys record for three’s (16; old record 7) …

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Floors and Ceilings

//posted 3.21.2021

For years, the ceiling for CU basketball was a fifth-place seeding in the Pac-12, and a one-and-done in the NCAA tournament – that ceiling has now been raised … The CU football program also seems bent on moving the bar higher …

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Rankings and Ratings

//posted 3.19.2021

ESPN: “The Moment Won’t be Too Big For the Buffs” … No CSU at the Big Dance: No replacement teams required … CFN: “Georgetown the sentimental choice, but Colorado is a whole lot steadier” … TeamRankings: CU wins 73% of computer simulated games v. Georgetown …

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A 6-2 month for the Buffs, opening with a big 82-79 home win over Arizona … A disappointing loss on the road to last place Cal gives Buff fans pause before the Buffs rally to finish out the month with three straight wins, including a 80-62 win over No. 19 USC and a 70-61 win over UCLA …

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Pac-12 Notes

//posted 2.27.2021

NCAA v. Alston (to be heard by Supreme Court) could reshape amateurism forever … Arizona’s season is over (post-season ban): What will Arizona do with Sean Miller? ,,, Athletic Department Power Index: CU comes in ninth in the Pac-12 …

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Colorado Daily

//posted 2.27.2021

Karl Dorrell’s comments on CU’s schedule: “It is an impressive schedule … It is a good, competitive league” … CU Recruiting Class of 2021: Top Five Recruits Listed … The Daily Camera posts its pre-spring roster analysis …

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The CU coaches’ room for 2021 is set, as is most of the fall roster … What to make of the coaching changes made this off-season, with a mailbag of roster questions as we set our sights on Spring Practices, 2021 …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. VI

//posted 2.14.2021

McKinley Wright hitting 1,600/600/600 in a loss does not diminish his accomplishment … CU’s wins over Oregon State and Stanford: defensive prowess accomplished only one other time in 58 years … Preferred walk-ons: The COVID Class years way to build a roster …

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Quotable Quotes from Karl Dorrell press conference … Know a Regent? Send them the response the Oregon State President gave when asked about spending money on athletics … Remember Luke Horne? You will after today …

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Two promotions and a new strength and conditioning coach isn’t always news, but in the case of Karl Dorrell’s staff, the hiring of Shannon Turley, and the promotion of Chris Wilson to defensive coordinator and Brett Maxie to defensive passing game coordinator will have long term implications …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. IV

//posted 1.29.2021

When is a $20 million deficit a blessing? When other Pac-12 schools are reporting deficits between $30 – $65 million … Lest We Forget: 18 school records were set during the 2020 season … Other oddball numbers from the 2020 campaign … Notes on Boyle’s Buffs …

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