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//posted 2.19.2024

CBS Bracketology: CU last team into the field of 68 … CU women fall out of Top Ten (to No. 11) for the first time in 14 weeks … Buffs erase 16-point second half deficit, take down USC in 2OT, 92-89 …

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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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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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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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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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Buff fans are disappointed CU won’t be in the NCAA tournament this spring, a testament of just how far Tad Boyle has brought the program … Five (should have been six) NCAA bids in 12 years (after two bids in 40 years) … Nine of CU’s 13 20-win seasons … 26 post-season wins (next on the list: Richardo Patton, with eight) …

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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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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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Tad Boyle: “This team is only going to be as good as our veterans are” … Addition of Keeshawn Barthelemy may give CU its best backcourt tandem in years … March Madness returning to Denver in 2023 and 2025 … Andy Katz first NCAA tournament projections: CU a No. 11 seed … Tad Boyle picks up fourth commitment – 6’5″ guard Javon Ruffin … Buffs pick up a commitment from Julian Hammond, a three-star dual-sport point guard …

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