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The Colorado Buffaloes received some welcome news Monday morning as the Pac-12 Conference released its all-conference teams for the 2019-20 men’s basketball season. McKinley Wright IV and Tyler Bey led the Buffaloes to a 21-10 regular-season record and the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament and were rewarded with a number of honors. Wright was first-team All-Pac-12 and made…...

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This would have been much more fun to analyze four games ago, but here we are. The regular season is over and maybe the drama of March will propel Colorado toward a Cinderella story. Although the Buffaloes are entering the Pac-12 tournament on a four-game losing skid, they are still 21-10 and are sitting pretty in all the major rankings,…...

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Colorado had this game, no questions asked. With nine seconds left, McKinley Wright IV caught the inbounds pass and was immediately fouled, sending him to the line for a one-and-one. The Buffs, up to one at this point, needed their star to hit both of his shots and they would get a first-round bye in Las Vegas. If this were…...

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D’Shawn Schwartz caught a pass in the right corner and began a dribble-drive towards the hoop. The defender crashed to the ground, drawing a charge. As Schwartz hit the deck, Colorado’s remaining lineup jogged to the other end, hanging their heads. No one went to pick up their fallen teammate; no one even tried to fight the call or rally…...

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There is concern brewing in Boulder for the Colorado Buffaloes basketball team. Colorado is not a bad basketball team; far from it in fact. But for a team to drop back-to-back conference games while a first-round bye is on the line, well it is not a reassuring look. Tonight, the Buffs’ outrebounded the Bears in total and offensive boards, as…...

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BOULDER — Well, that one stings. Over 11,000 came out on Saturday afternoon as Colorado tried to send seniors Shane Gatling and Lucas Siewert out with a win. While the crowd brought the energy, Mick Cronin and his Bruins had other plans. UCLA played suffocating defense in the second half, preventing open shooting and forcing the ball inside where their…...

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BOULDER — Colorado now sits alone atop the Pac-12 Conference.

While it is tough to not have one eye in Arizona this weekend with Oregon creeping behind in the conference standings, the Buffaloes took care of business in their 70-66 win against a strong USC team.

While they were outscored in the paint 42-24 behind two strong performances from Nick Rakocevic and Onyeka Okongwu, Colorado found success from the perimeter. With the bigs bullying down low, the Buffs hit 11 threes at a 42% clip to ultimately build their lead.

While they had six more turnovers than the Trojans, Colorado's success came from great ball movement around the court. There 16 assists led to great looks that helped to counter the slow start to the game, as they got USC moving on defense and found lanes to the basket or kicks behind the arc.

Here's what went down Thursday night:

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It is time to move on from the Oregon loss in Eugene. It was in a hostile environment where the Ducks had a 75% chance to win according to ESPN’s metrics. It was a tough game, but it is time to move on. Colorado showed they still have the firepower to win on the road against a quality opponent, as…...

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The Buffs, both literally and figuratively, threw the game away Thursday night in a 68-60 loss against the Oregon Ducks. In a matchup between the No. 16 and No. 17 programs in the nation, the game had a championship feel as it was close deep into the second half. Despite a 20-0 run in the first 15 minutes by Colorado,…...

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BOULDER — As the clock was winding down in the first half, Colorado simply hadn't played up to its standards. The Buffs' first-half shooting was off while they struggled to get quality shots. Still, CU had to be relieved to keep it within double-digits.

Then, with 0.2 seconds on the clock, Stanford's Tyrell Terry drew a foul on a 3e-point attempt. As the crowd rained down boos, head coach Tad Boyle got his money's worth on a technical foul. As he made sure the refs heard his point of view, Terry sank five free throws in a row to put the Buffs down.

Early in the second half, the deficit grew to 16 as Colorado was desperately looking for a spark. In response, CU had an incredible 59 -oint second half that saw McKinley Wright IV and D'Shawn Schwartz light up the floor with efficient scoring. With that strong effort, Colorado completes a weekend sweep while moving to 19-5 on the season, as well as first within the conference.

Here's what went down in the comeback victory:

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BOULDER — The No. 24 Colorado Buffaloes escaped Thursday night’s matchup against the California Golden Bears 71-65 behind a strong defensive effort. It’s not that the shots were not falling, but that the Buffaloes were carried by their core. The trio of Wright, Schwartz, and Bey combined to produce over 73% of CU’s scoring, as well as 19 of their…...

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The No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes traveled to Galen Center Saturday night looking for retribution following their disappointing loss to UCLA two days prior, and they cashed in. In a dominating win over the University of Southern California Trojans, Colorado took care of business with a 21-point victory. Winning in almost every major statistical category was great, but the Buffs passed…...

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Time and time again when analyzing a team’s record, it is important to look at the good wins compared to the bad losses. Thursday night, the No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes took a bad loss. In the 72-68 defeat at the hands of the UCLA Bruins, Colorado had a rude reality check after jumping up into the national limelight. They wave…...

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BOULDER — It's official. The Colorado Buffaloes beat a zone defense.

In a strong performance that gives the Buffs' a weekend sweep over the Washington schools, the home fans were treated to a physical game that displayed the full depth and potential of Colorado's lineup.

Just one week ago, Arizona's athleticism and size dismantled CU's frontcourt in a way that left some wondering if the ceiling of this team revolved around the lack of true size below. After tonight, it is clear that Tad Boyle had a plan and it is coming together wonderfully.

Here's what went down on Saturday night:

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BOULDER — The Buffs' bounced back in a major way on Thursday night, pulling away from the Washington State Cougars in the second half to secure a 78-56 victory.

Colorado, ranked No. 23 nationally and now sitting at 4-2 in conference play, has to feel good about its dominant performance in both sides of the ball. While out-rebounding the Cougars, the Buffaloes gave their fans a show with a lights-out shooting performance backed by physical play.

Here's what went down Thursday night:

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Well, that didn’t take long. Just when the Buffs had a chance to start running away atop the Pac-12 Conference, they fell in Tuscon to the Arizona Wildcats, 75-54. Although both teams started off slow, the Buffaloes failed to gain any momentum throughout the game as Arizona matched them blow-for-blow. Every time Colorado had a chance to begin a run…...

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The No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes ended a six-game losing streak in Tempe on Thursday evening as they topped the Arizona State Sun Devils 68-61. Colorado had some early offensive struggles but made up for it on the defensive side of the court, maintaining a back-and-forth sequence to a 28-28 halftime score. the Buffs found a better rhythm in the second,…...

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BOULDER — The No. 25 Colorado Buffaloes bounced back in a major way on Sunday night, dominating the Utah Utes in every facet of the game. After a heartbreaking defeat last week in which the Buffs’ were outscored 24-5 in the final minutes to Oregon State, Colorado roared to an early lead that included a 14-point run. Their early success…...

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BOULDER — It is only fitting that following such a historic win on Thursday, Colorado failed to take advantage of their homecourt against Oregon State. The hangover was real Sunday evening as the Beavers overcame a double-digit deficit to take down the Buffaloes late in the game, as their adjustment to a zone defense was seemingly impossible for Colorado to…...

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BOULDER — What. A. Game. In a stunning performance, the Colorado Buffaloes took down the No. 4 Oregon Ducks in Boulder, making a national statement. Oregon has not won in Boulder since CU entered the Pac-12, and as desperately as they tried, the Ducks will have to wait another year to re-write that narrative. Colorado played an incredible game on…...

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