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Colorado Basketball

//posted 3.6.2021

CU’s Pac-12 seeding: Buffs will play Stanford/Cal winner next Thursday night … Buffs overcome shaky start to take down Arizona State, 75-61 … McKinley Wright finishes CEC career with 24 points, aided by a double-double (12 points; 12 rebounds) from Jeriah Horne …

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Rankings and Ratings

//posted 3.6.2021

The Bracket Matrix – consensus is that CU is a No. 6 seed … KenPom (No. 17) and NET Rankings (No. 14) has CU solidly in the field … All in: CU moves from “Should be in” to “Lock” at ESPN’s Bubble Watch …. Bubble Watch at The Athletic: CU now a “lock” for NCAA tournament …

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Colorado Daily

//posted 3.6.2021

New Strength and Conditioning coach Shannon Turley: “There’s a lot of challenges and a lot of opportunities” … CU’s games v. USC and Oregon seen as “trap” games for Trojans and Ducks … Will Sherman invited to participate in the NFL Combine …

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Pac-12 Notes

//posted 3.5.2021

Arizona basketball hit with five Level 1 (most serious) violations, including lack of institutional control … Multiple schools planning on full capacity stadiums this fall … Report: Les Miles was banned from contacting female students while at LSU …

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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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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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After opening Pac-12 play with a 1-2 record, the Buffs use a 79-72 win over No. 17 Oregon to launch a four-game winning streak … Then, just when it looked as if the Buffs were on their way to a Top 25 ranking, CU lost to winless Washington (going 1-18 from three-point range), then topped that frustration with by blowing a 19-point lead (with 8:45 to play), before falling at home to Utah …Tad Boyle on the Utah loss: “I’m not sure I’ve ever been more disappointed in a loss in my career” …

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Will Rick George be a candidate for the soon-to-be vacated position of Pac-12 commissioner? (Speculation is that he will) … How does George’s resume fit in with criteria mentioned by Pac-12 Presidents? … If Rick George leaves, will CU turn to George’s heir apparent, Lance Carl? …

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