Colorado Basketball – March, 2021


Posts Tagged ‘McKinley Wright IV’

Behind three-time first-team All-Pac-12 star McKinley Wright, Buffs cap one of the most successful seasons in CU history with a 23-9 record … Buffs finish regular season with the highest-ever seeding in the Pac-12 tournament (3rd) and the highest-ever seeding in the NCAA tournament (5th), taking out Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA tournament before falling to Florida State in the second round …

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A 6-2 month for the Buffs, opening with a big 82-79 home win over Arizona … A disappointing loss on the road to last place Cal gives Buff fans pause before the Buffs rally to finish out the month with three straight wins, including a 80-62 win over No. 19 USC and a 70-61 win over UCLA …

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The Buffs were supposed to get a 20-game Pac-12 season underway in early December against Arizona and Washington State, but both games were postponed … Instead, the highlight of December was a hastily arranged road game against No. 12 Tennessee, which resulted in CU’s first loss of the season … A four-game winning streak against non-conference opponents gave way to a road loss to Arizona before the Buffs finished off December on a high note with a road win over USC …

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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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A promising season ends with a five-game losing streak, including a first-ever (for Tad Boyle) first-round loss in the Pac-12 tournament … A (very possible) first-round loss in the NCAA tournament denied the Buffs when the NCAA tournament is cancelled … Tyler Bey announces his intention to leave early for the NBA Draft …

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February proved to be an up-and-down month for the Buffs … CU opened with three straight wins, including a road win at USC, but closed out February losing three of five … Buffs matched school record for regular season wins (21), and spent the entire month ranked in the AP poll, part of a school-record eight week run …

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The month of January, 2020, was a mixed bag for the Buffs … CU opened the month with an upset win over No. 4 Oregon, but followed up that win with an inexplicable home loss to Oregon State … Buffs finish the month ranked 20th in the nation (new school record for weeks in the AP poll), but only a 5-3 record in Pac-12 play …

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CU finishes non-conference play with an 11-2 record … Impressive wins over Arizona State (in China) and over No. 13 Dayton (on a buzzer-beater by D’Shawn Schwartz) are off-set by losses on the road to No. 2 Kansas and at home to Northern Iowa … Buffs spend a total of five weeks in the Associated Press poll …

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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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UCLA fires Steve Alford … Pac-12 caps worst December in 20 years by a major conference … Buffs waste decent non-conference start with terrible performance in Hawai’i holiday tournament …

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Buffs rally, but fall to Utah, 64-54 … Tad Boyle: “I can’t fault them for their effort and their toughness”

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CSU coach Larry Eustachy under investigation … Boyle on Utah: “It’s not like they’ve routed us” … Pac-12 likely to go to 20-game conference schedule

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