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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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BOULDER — At last, the day has come.

At 6 p.m., the Colorado Buffaloes will tip-off their 2020-2021 basketball season, taking on South Dakota in round one of the inaugural Little Apple Classic.

While taking on two inferior opponents on paper, the Buffs have a great chance to iron out early mistakes and build chemistry among this fairly young team. With games against South Dakota, Colorado should come away from this week undefeated while still learning a lot about this roster.

Here are three things to watch for this week:

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BOULDER — With snow becoming more frequent and temperatures dropping, only one thing comes to mind: college basketball is back.

In a year unlike any other, 2020 has brought its share of woes. It feels like just yesterday that college basketball postseason festivities were cancelled out of the blue.

And what was one of the last completed college basketball game, you may ask? A Colorado Buffaloes loss in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. A loss that completed a five-game skid for the Buffs after a very promising campaign.

Since this was the last time anyone saw Colorado compete, it makes sense to temper expectations for a squad that skyrocketed up rankings during the season just to lose all momentum in the final month.

But there is hope – the 2020-2021 Colorado Buffaloes may just be stronger top-to-bottom than before, and they're primed to put together another 20-win season and return to the big dance.

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BOULDER — The Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team signed four players to  their 2021 recruiting class, Wednesday morning.

These four players make up an incredible haul for head coach Tad Boyle and Co., as their 2021 class is ranked 4th in the Pac-12 and 16th in the nation by 247Sports. In short, Colorado has a lot to be excited about for the future of their basketball program.

So, let's dive in and meet these guys:

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Viewers were given an inside look at Colorado’s game against Oregon State, Saturday night. Both head coaches, Tad Boyle of Colorado and Wayne Tinkle of Oregon State, wore microphones all night, and the audio was shared live on FS1’s “All-Access” broadcast. “It was kind of a neat experience for our fans but for me, our players it was just another…...

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BOULDER — Before the No. 24 Colorado Buffaloes took on the Northern Iowa Panthers at the CU Events Center Tuesday night, Buffs head coach Tad Boyle laid out the defensive gameplan.

The most important point Boyle tried to make was that Colorado had to take away Northern Iowa's 3-point attempts. The next most important point was to take away offensive rebounds.

Those were the keys to victory.

Then, in the first six-and-a-half minutes of the game, Panthers forward Austin Phyfe pulled in four offensive rebounds.

"That's hard to do," Boyle said after the game. "That might be an NCAA record."

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College basketball season tipped-off with a bang Friday night in China as the Colorado Buffaloes took on the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Buffs avoided a second-half comeback attempt to win 81-71 victory. The Buffs controlled the tempo for the majority of the game, and have a lot to build on as they head back to Boulder.

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BOULDER — "The heart of a champion," "The heart of a lion," "The straw that stirs the drink."

No matter what phrase head coach Tad Boyle used to describe his star player during Buffaloes' basketball media day back on Oct. 16, one point was driven home clearly—McKinley Wright is looking to drive this team to new heights.

Boyle is entering his tenth season as head coach at Colorado and believes this team is prepared to build off of last years' late-season success, leading fans to wonder just how much this team can accomplish.

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The Buffs are in unfamiliar territory and that's just pushing them harder.

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BOULDER – The Colorado Buffaloes are very much a work in progress. Head coach Tad Boyle even quipped tonight, “this is why we normally have closed scrimmages… and we need a lot of time [before the season starts], man.” But hidden deep within a game where CU kept it close with division two Colorado School of Mines—before pulling it out late…...

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Tad Boyle’s Colorado Buffaloes just a hit a home run. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, the Boulder hoopers will be adding former Missouri star Kim English to their coaching staff. https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/895022434981687297 Boyle was replacing the gig vacated by Jean Prioleau, who took the head coaching gig at San Jose State over the weekend. English was drafted No. 44 overall in…...

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On the 76th edition of the BSN Denver Colorado Buffaloes podcast Ryan Koenigsberg, Allie Monroy and Jake Shapiro discuss all the latest news from the Colorado Buffaloes. The gang discussed Shap and Will’s columns, Pac-12 Media Day and much more....

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On the 75th edition of the BSN Denver Colorado Buffaloes podcast Ryan Koenigsberg and Jake Shapiro discuss all the latest news from the Colorado Buffaloes. The two break down every single position as the Buffs enter Fall Camp. They also talk some hoops towards the end....

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BOULDER – The Colorado Buffaloes finalized their nonconference hoops schedule for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday. Some highlights include match-ups against five front range teams and contests against Big Ten and Big East opponents. The Buffs highlight might come in Cincinnati against Xavier on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Musketeers were upset 68-66 in Boulder by the Buffs last season and would go…...

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Wright at 6-0, 185-pounds is boisterous and confident, shouting and gesturing the Colorado Buffaloes.

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Two million dollars is cool. But $2 million is nothing if you don't have anyone with whom to share.

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On the 74th edition of the BSN Denver Colorado Buffaloes podcast Ryan Koenigsberg and Jake Shapiro discuss all the latest news from the Colorado Buffaloes. The two reviews the basketball program, their summer practice, their TBT team and their freshman. They also looked at Rick George’s recent press conference and went over the Top 20 Buffs....

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On the 73rd edition of the BSN Denver Colorado Buffaloes podcast Ryan Koenigsberg, Allie Monroy, and Jake Shapiro discuss all the latest news from the Colorado Buffaloes. The crew reviews the basketball program, their summer practice, their TBT team and their star getting drafted in the first round. They also ask what would make 2017 a successful year for the…...

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Tad Boyle's Colorado Buffaloes had their first of 10 practices before their overseas trip this summer on Sunday.

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