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: