A 'must win' tonight.
GAME #14 vs. Miami University RedHawks (3-9, 0-0 MAC) • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 5 • Tipoff: 7:07 p.m. (MST)
Television: FSN Rocky Mountain
Location: Coors Events Center (11,064)
CU Radio: 760-AM
Series vs. Miami: first-ever meeting; CU vs. Mid-American Conference: 2-2
QUICKLY: Tonight’s game is the last non-conference ame of the 2009-10 regular season • CU is 7-0 at home matching the 2005-06 season for consecutive home victories, the last 8-0 start at home was the 1982-83 season (9-0) • Alec Burks last four games: 18 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 33 FG% (24-of-45); .875 FT% -- all team highs • CU is only shooting .385 over the last two games (40-of-104), poorest any two-game total of the season • Cory Higgins holds the top five scoring games • CU is 5-0 when four of the five starters net double-digits • Nate Tomlinson has led CU in assists seven times (twice shared) • CU is 6-1 when shooting over 50 percent from the field • CU has scored over 70 points in 10 of 13 games and are 8-2 in those games.
MIAMI UPDATE: The Redhawks have lost five of six games and are winless on the road this season (0-6). Tonight is Miami’s first game in 12 days and open Mid-American Conference play at Buffalo on Saturday. The RedHawks are the MAC’s winningest team boasting 572- 328 (.636) record.
This Miami (OH) team is better than its record and has some athletes. They gave Kentucky a close call (and probably would have won if not for some questionable home cooking referee action). Should be a good test tonight in what would be a very important win for CU's chances this season.
Last edited by Buffnik; 01-06-2010 at 12:51 AM.
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I don't get why I don't get this game on DTV..
It must be because its an FSN broadcast and its not an ESPN Full Court production.
32-25 Buffs at the break. Very well played 1st 20 minutes by our guys. We badly need to close this out with a win.
We won 67-65. M-OH missed a 3 at the buzzer (had a good look at it, too). We actually got jobbed by some absolutely horrible officiating down the stretch.
First, they mistakenly called a foul on Relphorde that sent him to the bench with 4 during crunch time. He had been our leading scorer on the night. A couple minutes later (with 3 minutes left in the game), they realized it was supposed to have been on Thorne and Relphorde only had 3 against him.
Second, they called so few fouls on M-OH that we weren't even in the 1-and-1 bonus until there was a minute left in the game.
Third, with less than a minute left they called Nate for a total bull**** foul. He was face guarding their PG to prevent the inbounds to him, had good position, and the M-OH guy pushed him out of bounds. The ref called a foul on Nate what sent the M-OH guy to the FT line for 2 (they'd been in the double-bonus for a while). Ref gave away 2 points at 20 seconds left in the game when the right call was a no-call followed by a 5 second inbounds violation that turned the ball over to CU. ****ING HORSE****!!!
On top of that, we did a couple things to shoot ourselves in the foot. Burks tried to force a pass through the lane with 1 minute left instead of pulling the ball back out and milking clock (we were up like 5 at the time). Turnover and fast break points the other way. Bad freshman mistake.
Finally, Higgins had another tough shooting night. Didn't score in the first half and didn't get it going until about the last 7 minutes (he did play great defense, though... had steals on 3 straight plays at one point). Anyway, Higgins missed the front end of a 1-and-1 in the last minute. Those 2 points would have been huge for us at the time. For some reason, Higgins just doesn't seem right with his shot. (For that matter, it's also like there's a lid on the basket for Dufault lately. Could be that they're so focused on other aspects of their game that their offense is suffering for now.)
Really solid win, though. Miami (OH) played Kentucky, Cincinnati and Xavier tough on the road this year. They've got very good guards. I'd expect them to get their season turned around and have a winning record in the MAC this year.
Onward to Big 12 play. Schedule makers did us no favors by making us start on the road at Texas. But I guess if you're gonna have to play there, there's no better time than this weekend before classes have started and while all the die-hard fans are traveling to their BCS Championship game.
Well, why the hell was Nate even trying to contest the guy like that. CU almost gagged this one away. I was encouraged after the Rainbow Classic. But since then, we've regressed big time. Conference play is going to be brutal. But we are young and I'm chalking this season up to a season of learning. I made the mistake of briefly getting my hopes up early on, but now I've come back to earth.
But, yeah, we really did gag in the end. In the last couple minutes, besides Cory missing the front end of a 1-and-1, both Burks and Thorne also missed a FT while Miami (OH) was making all of theirs.
This team has got to develop a mean streak & a killer instinct. And you can have that with a team of good students / citizens. Look at Duke.
Bad calls happen everywhere but at least they managed to win. This team is no slouch, I think Kentucky beat them by 2 as well in Rupp. Did anybody watch the UNC and College of Charleston game? Talk about terrible officiating, think freethrows were 34-6 in favor of UNC and the game went to overtime. C of C shot alot of threes but I watched it, the zebras were trying like hell to give UNC that game.