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Addition of transfer Jeriah Horne may have been the missing piece … Jeriah Horne and McKinley Wright lead Buffs to an 80-62 win over No. 19 USC … Tad Boyle: “When we play at a high level on the defensive end and rebound the ball, we can beat anybody” …

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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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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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CU finishes non-conference play with an 11-2 record … Impressive wins over Arizona State (in China) and over No. 13 Dayton (on a buzzer-beater by D’Shawn Schwartz) are off-set by losses on the road to No. 2 Kansas and at home to Northern Iowa … Buffs spend a total of five weeks in the Associated Press poll …

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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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CU just misses out on first Associated Press preseason national ranking in 50 years, coming in at No. 27 in the preseason poll … CBS: Teams which will crack the national rankings this season (list includes CU) … CU picks up a 7’0″ center commitment from the Class of 2021, Lawson Lovering … Athlon: CU to win the Pac-12; earn a Sweet Sixteen berth …

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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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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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