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Well, that one stunk. Even after Colorado took an early 6-0 lead, tonight had a different feel to it. It was as if Washington had such a bad record that they were destined to upset the Buffs. Of course, destiny was fulfilled in the Buffs’ 84-80 loss to the Huskies on Wednesday night. Washington – who was shooting just 29.3%…...

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BOULDER — The Colorado Buffaloes earned their fourth-straight victory on Saturday with a 77-64 win over the Stanford Cardinal. The win propels the Buffs into fourth place in the Pac-12, putting them in position for a first-round bye in the conference tournament. The winning streak has included both home and road victories against a variety of opponents, with the Stanford…...

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BOULDER — If fans came for the McKinley Wright assist record, they stayed for the Jabari Walker breakout game. The Buffs took their time to warm up their engines, as they have throughout the season. Cal wasn’t supposed to provide much of a challenge but they did for the majority of the first half. However, it was only a matter…...

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BOULDER — McKinley Wright IV placed his name into the Colorado Buffaloes record books with a mark that will remain for years to come. On Thursday afternoon, Wright passed Jay Humphries to become the Buffs’ all-time leader in assists. Coming into the week, Wright needed just four assists to tie the record and five to surpass it. The assist came…...

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If you missed Monday’s game and want to re-watch it, just skip ahead until the second half. That way you can save yourself from watching Utah’s 17-2 run to close the half. However, Tad Boyle and his team came out of the locker room firing. They opened the second half on a 15-0 run of their own, and never gave up…...

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BOULDER — 10 up, 10 down. The Colorado Buffaloes have never lost at home against Oregon in their 10 matchups. Thursday’s win helped the Buffs tremendously, as it gave them a four-point bump in NET rankings and gave them a signature win over a tremendous basketball program. Not only that, but the starting lineup all contributed significantly in different ways.…...

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BOULDER — Almost one year ago, the Colorado Buffaloes picked up arguably their keynote victory of the season. On January 2, 2020—before the year became what it was—the No. 4 Oregon Ducks came into Boulder. In a packed CU Events Center, fans stormed the court after the final buzzer sounded. This season, things will look a bit different. There will…...

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It was a fist-fight, blood-bath, gut-check of a battle for the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday night. Really, insert any other way to describe a sloppy and physical basketball game. Unfortunately for CU, they found themselves on the wrong end of a 65-62 score against the UCLA Bruins. Just like last season, Mick Cronin’s Bruins were able to force turnovers and…...

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Colorado’s tough second half a few nights ago in Tucson is now a distant memory, as the Buffs beat the USC Trojans on the road 72-62 Thursday night. In the last sporting win of 2020, Colorado made a statement. In primetime, McKinley Wright reached the 1,500-point mark for his career, making him just the 11th Buff to do so. That,…...

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The Colorado Buffaloes took care of business in their abbreviated non-conference schedule, finishing 6-1 with their only blemish against a top-10 Tennessee team. This week, however, things are going to get a bit more challenging. To start off conference play, Colorado has three games scheduled. They begin by playing Arizona, a game rescheduled from earlier in the season. Then, they…...

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It was truly a tale of two halves in the Colorado Buffaloes 74-64 victory over Grand Canyon. In the first, both the Buffs and the Antelopes battled hard in the low post. Both teams picked up a few fouls and found themselves in a tied game at the half. CU was in foul trouble early and turned the ball over…...

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The Colorado Buffaloes improved to 5-1 on the season with their 92-69 victory over the Washington Huskies on Sunday evening. The Buffs were near perfect on the night, with the only repeated errors coming when Tad Boyle turned to the end of the bench during the rout. For the first time all season, McKinley Wright was held in check. His…...

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BOULDER — The Colorado Buffaloes entered this week in an interesting position. They were 2-1 and had more questions than games played, as their victories were not all that impressive while the loss raised several eyebrows of fans. This week, the team needed to not only dominate their opponents but also show more of an identity and clean up their…...

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BOULDER — In took a few games, but the Colorado Buffaloes seem to have found their identity during the 81-45 victory over the Northern Colorado Bears. While UNC does not have the size or athleticism like teams within the Pac-12, Colorado’s ability to assert its dominance in the paint was a sight for sore eyes. The Buffs nearly doubled their…...

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BOULDER — After only competing in a tough loss last week, the Colorado Buffaloes should be eager to hit the court once again. In a delayed home opener, the Buffs will first host Northern Colorado on Monday at 7:00 p.m. After that, they will host Omaha on Wednesday at 3:00 PM. These two games present a great opportunity for the…...

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Anytime you have to go on the road against a powerhouse, it is normal to expect some hiccups. For the Colorado Buffaloes, they seemed to have an endless stretch of hiccups in a 56-47 road loss to No. 12 Tennessee It was a tough offensive outing that saw them hit just 33% of their shots from the field, including 23%…...

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BOULDER — Tad Boyle is at it again. Due to COVID-19 postponements, the Buffaloes have not played a game since Nov. 27, and with Colorado State’s program on pause, the Buffs had an opening to fill on Tuesday. Colorado quickly found an opponent in the School of Mines. However, that didn’t mean Tad Boyle was done searching. When the Tennessee…...

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BOULDER — After starting the season strong, the Colorado Buffaloes will shift focus to a familiar conference opponent this weekend. As part of the inaugural 20-game conference schedule this year, the Pac-12 added two additional games for each team for this first week of December. Colorado’s first conference game was canceled as the men’s program was put on pause earlier…...

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Well, it didn't start pretty but the Buffs collected themselves and remain unbeaten as they move on to 2-0.

It's hard to believe that Colorado was able to rebound from a 22-9 early deficit to beat the Wildcats by 18 points, but the Buffaloes' slow start was not a sign of things to come. They ended up shooting the ball better from the floor than their previous game and achieved coach Tad Boyle's goal of making more free throws than the other team attempts.

While K-State shot the ball very well early, Colorado's defense tightened up and was able to force enough turnovers and contest enough shots to give them an edge.

Here are three takeaways from the 76-58 win in Manhattan, Kansas:

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In the first game of the 2020-2021 season, Colorado did not take long to hit its stride.

In fact, the Buffaloes came out in what looked like mid-season form as they controlled both ends of the floor. Eight players played over 15 minutes in the game, with nine players notching an assist.

In short, the Buffs played great team basketball, beating South Dakota 84-61.

Here are a few main takeaways from the impressive opening victory:

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