Colorado Basketball – March, 2022


Posts Tagged ‘Tad Boyle’

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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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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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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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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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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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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