Colorado Basketball – March, 2024


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Mock NBA Draft has two Buffs going in the first round … Tad Boyle adds Danny Manning to coaching staff … Tad Boyle adds three graduate transfers to 2024-25 roster … **Video: Men’s Basketball 2023-24 Full Season Recap** … Man finish the season ranked 28th; women finish the season ranked 15th … Both CU men’s and women’s teams win two games in March Madness, with the women earning a berth in the Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive season …

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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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