Colorado Basketball – March, 2024


Posts Tagged ‘Tad Boyle’

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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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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CU men ranked No. 27 in preseason Associated Press poll; only Arizona and USC ranked ahead of CU in final season of the Pac-12 … CU women ranked in preseason polls for the first time since 2013 … CU men picked 5th in preseason media poll – Boyle: “If we’re the fifth-best team in the Pac-12, the Pac-12’s pretty good this year” …

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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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CU Basketball opens practices: “We lost some size, but we gained some speed” … CU picks up three-star 6’5″ shooting guard Courtney Anderson, Jr. … Jabari Walker selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the NBA Draft … Ceal Barry retires: Barry’s legacy: “(I’m proud of) the fact that we were relevant” … Buffs add junior college transfer J’Vonne Hadley: “He fit exactly what we need” … Senior 6’5″ wing Jalen Gabbidon (from Yale) transfers to CU … Tad Boyle named head coach of the 2022 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team … Buffs pick up transfer Ethan Wright (Princeton) … CU’s Mya Hollingshed picked No. 8 overall in WNBA Draft …

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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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