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//posted 3.8.2021

McKinley Wright could have walked away from his father, but didn’t: “He’s everything I want to be” … Pat Rooney: The case for naming McKinley Wright Pac-12 Player of the Year … CU’s Pac-12 seeding: Buffs will play Stanford/Cal winner Thursday night …

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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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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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The Buffs were supposed to get a 20-game Pac-12 season underway in early December against Arizona and Washington State, but both games were postponed … Instead, the highlight of December was a hastily arranged road game against No. 12 Tennessee, which resulted in CU’s first loss of the season … A four-game winning streak against non-conference opponents gave way to a road loss to Arizona before the Buffs finished off December on a high note with a road win over USC …

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McKinley Wright named Pac-12 Player-of-the-Week as CU opens with two non-conference wins … Despite the records, Tad Boyle not satisfied as his 11th season in Boulder is set to open … Tyler Bey taken in the second round by the 76ers (8th pick; 38th overall) – then traded to Dallas … Preseason Pac-12 media poll: Colorado picked to finish 7th; McKinley Wright named to the first-team All-Pac-12 team … CU 2020 Recruiting Class ranked 16th in the nation: Quincy Allen, Julian Hammond III, Lawson Lovering and Javon Ruffin join the Buffs …

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A promising season ends with a five-game losing streak, including a first-ever (for Tad Boyle) first-round loss in the Pac-12 tournament … A (very possible) first-round loss in the NCAA tournament denied the Buffs when the NCAA tournament is cancelled … Tyler Bey announces his intention to leave early for the NBA Draft …

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February proved to be an up-and-down month for the Buffs … CU opened with three straight wins, including a road win at USC, but closed out February losing three of five … Buffs matched school record for regular season wins (21), and spent the entire month ranked in the AP poll, part of a school-record eight week run …

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The month of January, 2020, was a mixed bag for the Buffs … CU opened the month with an upset win over No. 4 Oregon, but followed up that win with an inexplicable home loss to Oregon State … Buffs finish the month ranked 20th in the nation (new school record for weeks in the AP poll), but only a 5-3 record in Pac-12 play …

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Buffs just miss being ranked in the preseason national polls for the first time in 50 years, coming in at No. 27 … In running the preseason record to 6-0 in November, though, the Buffs ride a tournament win in Las Vegas into a three-week run to end the month, entering December as the No. 21 team in the nation …

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UCLA fires Steve Alford … Pac-12 caps worst December in 20 years by a major conference … Buffs waste decent non-conference start with terrible performance in Hawai’i holiday tournament …

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Buffs open non-conference play with a 4-1 November record, with wins over Drake, Omaha, Air Force and Portland, but a road loss to San Diego … Buffs picked 60th in the nation in Sports Illustrated’s national rankings … Pac-12 media pick Buffs to finish 7th …

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Buffs rally, but fall to Utah, 64-54 … Tad Boyle: “I can’t fault them for their effort and their toughness”

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