The Golden Age of CU Basketball – The Tad Boyle Era


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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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Buffs go 4-5 in Pac-12 play in an inconsistent month … CU opens January with three wins in four games, including a home sweep of the Washington schools and a road win over Arizona State … After falling to ranked USC and UCLA teams at home, the Buffs pick up a road win over Oregon … before falling on the road to the Washington schools to close out the month …

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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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CU opens the 2021-22 season with a 6-1 record in November … The month included an unexpected loss to Southern Illinois in the Paradise Jam, and tougher-than-expected overtime wins over Montana State and Duquesne, but the Buffs do finish the month with a 1-0 Pac-12 record, posting a win over Stanford in CU’s earliest-ever conference game … CBS Sports picks Colorado to finish 6th in the Pac-12 for 2021-22 season: “This looks like a transition season for the Buffaloes” … Former Buff star Donnie Boyce enshrined in the CU athletics Hall of Fame …

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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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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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