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//posted 4.12.2024

KJ Simpson officially declares for the NBA Draft … CU men finish ranked 28th in the final Associated Press poll … CU women finish ranked No. 15 … It’s official! Chauncey Billups becomes the second Buff inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame …

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The CU men’s team got off to a slow start in February, going 1-3, including a 20-point home loss to No. 8 Arizona … The Buffs then righted the ship with three wins to close out the month, including a double-overtime road win over USC … For his 28 point effort in an 89-65 home rout of Utah, KJ Simpson was named the Pac-12 Player-of-the-Week … On the women’s side, the month of February went in the opposite direction … The Buffs won the first three games in February, climbing to a 20-3 record and a No. 1 projected seeding in the NCAA tournament in the first Top 16 early reveal by the NCAA selection committee … The remainder of the month, however, was a disappointment, as the Buffs lost four straight – all to ranked teams – to fall out of the Top Ten in the national rankings …

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The CU men entered 2024 with an 11-2 (2-0) record, then promptly lost 97-50 to No. 10 Arizona to kick off a three-game road losing streak … The Buffs rebounded to win four straight before finishing the month with a split road trip to the state of Washington … The CU women, meanwhile, entered January with an 11-1 record and a No. 5 national ranking … A big win over No. 8 Stanford pushed the Buffs to No. 3 in the rankings before CU fell to No. 5 UCLA, 76-68, before the largest crowd (11,338) to ever watch a women’s game at the CU Events Center … A home win over No. 12 Utah kept the Buffs in the Top Ten nationally throughout the month …

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December, 2023, was a perfect month for the both the CU men’s and CU women’s basketball teams … Tad Boyle’s Buffs went 6-0, including a 90-63 rout of No. 15 Miami, and a Pac-12 opening home sweep of the Washington schools. With the wins, the Buffs edged close to the Top 25, finishing the month at No. 28 … JR Payne’s Buffs, meanwhile, went 4-0 in December, finishing off the month with a convincing 76-65 home win over No. 12 Utah … The Buffs stayed in the Top Ten nationally throughout the month, heading into the New Year with a No. 5 ranking …

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Expectations for both the men’s and women’s teams were high as the 2023-24 season opened … When the CU women upset No. 1 LSU to open the season, the Buffs rocketed into the Top Ten, getting as high as No. 3 before a loss to No. 10 North Carolina State dropped the Buffs out of the Top Five … CU men also found themselves ranked nationally, rising as high as No. 18, but fell out after an overtime loss to Florida State and a road loss to No. 20 Colorado State …

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CU men ranked No. 27 in preseason Associated Press poll; only Arizona and USC ranked ahead of CU in final season of the Pac-12 … CU women ranked in preseason polls for the first time since 2013 … CU men picked 5th in preseason media poll – Boyle: “If we’re the fifth-best team in the Pac-12, the Pac-12’s pretty good this year” …

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CU Press Release: Non-conference schedule set (home opener Nov. 6th) … CU to face Richmond in Sunshine Slam in Daytona Beach … Tad Boyle on move to Big 12: “The basketball job at Colorado got harder, but it got better” …

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The Buffs opened the new year with a pair of dominating wins over the Oregon schools, but that proved to be the highlight, as the men would only win one more game the rest of the month, including road sweeps by the Los Angeles and Oregon schools … The best news of the month? The signing of prep All-American, one of the highest-rated recruits in CU history … The CU women, meanwhile, had a strong month, re-entering the national polls on a 6-2 month, a January which included a buzzer-beating three-pointer to defeat No. 8 UCLA, 73-70 …

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Buffs picked to finish 6th in the Pac-12 in media poll … CU opens the season with a 4-3 record, including road wins over No. 11 Tennessee and No. 24 Texas A&M, to go with losses to Grambling State and UMass … Tad Boyle on 4-3 start: “I may have overscheduled for this team” …

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