BOULDER — Tyler Bey didn't play Thursday night.
Colorado's star forward stuffs virtually every category on the stat sheet and his best attribute may be his defense, which doesn't show up in the box score.
What Colorado was most concerned with losing is Bey's rebounding.
"We knew Tyler averages nine-plus rebounds a game, so we weren’t going to have those tonight," said Lucas Siewert, who jumped from sixth man to starter in Bey's absence.
Before the game, Bey told Siewert that he needed to be aggressive on the boards. Head coach Tad Boyle told Siewert the same thing.
Apparently, it worked.