Colorado Basketball – March, 2024


Posts Tagged ‘Julian Hammond III’

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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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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CU enjoys a six-game winning streak during the month, including a rout of Colorado State and a win over Southern Utah which gives Tad Boyle win No. 262, passing Sox Walseth for the most wins in CU history … But December is marred by bookend embarrassing Pac-12 road losses to Washington and Cal …

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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 LoveringĀ andĀ Javon Ruffin join the Buffs …

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