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Buffs fall to 0-2 in Pac-12 play after 73-63 road loss to Washington … Boyle: “Right now, we’re not playing smart enough” … Buffs blow 15-point halftime lead against Arizona State, fall 60-59 on last second three-pointer …

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Fresh off of a huge upset of No. 2 Arizona, the Buffs opened March with a renewed sense of optimism … After taking out Utah to end the regular season, the fourth-seeded Buffs opened the Pac-12 tournament with an 80-69 win over No. 5 seed Oregon … The Buffs fell to No. 1 seed Arizona in the semi-finals, landing in the NIT, where CU fell at home to St. Bonaventure … The CU women, meanwhile, earned their first NCAA bid since 2013, but fell to Creighton in the first round of the Big Dance …

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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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Buffs open February with a loss at home against Oregon, giving CU a three-game losing streak … But then the Buffs reel off five straight wins, including three road wins in six days … Buffs then close out February with an epic 79-63 win over No. 2 Arizona on Evan Battey’s Senior Night … Video: “The Mayor” addresses the Buff Nation after Arizona win …

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(Thought I would bump this up after KJ’s 13-point effort against No. 2 Arizona) … A year ago, KJ Simpson was an all-state high school star, averaging almost a triple-double per game … A four-star recruit in one of Tad Boyle’s highest-rated recruiting classes, KJ is seeing more playing time as fellow Buffs are sidelined for the season …

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Buffs go 3-2 in December in a month which was more about cancellations than games played … CU loses to No. 5 UCLA and No. 13 Tennessee with three wins over lower-division schools … Tad Boyle: “We’re like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get” … Big home game against Kansas canceled at the last minute …

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