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2013-14 UCLA Basketball Preview #1

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    This has been the toughest week in the recent history of Colorado Basketball. Nothing else compares. *Hell, I'm still reeling, and I've already wasted 1,000 words trying to get over it. I think that the opportunity to retake the court after three days off will come as a welcome relief to the team. The loss to injury of star guard Spencer Dinwiddie and emerging reserve Tre'Shaun Fletcher have dominated the story lines since Sunday afternoon, and I'm sure the players would like to put everything behind them by actually playing some basketball.

    With that understood, tonight's game against UCLA is huge. *Despite protestations to the contrary, this team is not dead in the water. *They have an opportunity to rally around each other and fight through adversity. At the very least, the level of effort they show tonight will be very telling as to which direction the season will go. A strong performance, even a losing one, could forestall any doom-and-gloom that is threatening to infect BuffNation; conversely, a ugly, lifeless, sloppy performance could come as a self-fulfilling prophesy that could signal the start of a long-term slide.

    Regardless, I'm excited to get back into the CEC and watch some hoops. *The sport has been significantly less fun to follow since Sunday afternoon, and I need the energy of the arena to remind me why I put so much passion in to watching this goofy little sport. *With the C-Unit in town, and a capacity crowd expected, I don't expect to be disappointed.

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    Tip-off from the CEC is set for 6pm this evening. *Traffic will be a mess, so plan accordingly. Also, WEAR WHITE! Coverage for those without tickets can be found on Pac-12 Networks, with the radio call on 850 KOA.
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    This has been the toughest week in the recent history of Colorado Basketball. Nothing else compares. *Hell, I'm still reeling, and I've already wasted 1,000 words trying to get over it. I think that the opportunity to retake the court after three days off will come as a welcome relief to the team. The loss to injury of star guard Spencer Dinwiddie and emerging reserve Tre'Shaun Fletcher have dominated the story lines since Sunday afternoon, and I'm sure the players would like to put everything behind them by actually playing some basketball.

    With that understood, tonight's game against UCLA is huge. *Despite protestations to the contrary, this team is not dead in the water. *They have an opportunity to rally around each other and fight through adversity. At the very least, the level of effort they show tonight will be very telling as to which direction the season will go. A strong performance, even a losing one, could forestall any doom-and-gloom that is threatening to infect BuffNation; conversely, a ugly, lifeless, sloppy performance could come as a self-fulfilling prophesy that could signal the start of a long-term slide.

    Regardless, I'm excited to get back into the CEC and watch some hoops. *The sport has been significantly less fun to follow since Sunday afternoon, and I need the energy of the arena to remind me why I put so much passion in to watching this goofy little sport. *With the C-Unit in town, and a capacity crowd expected, I don't expect to be disappointed.

    --

    Tip-off from the CEC is set for 6pm this evening. *Traffic will be a mess, so plan accordingly. Also, WEAR WHITE! Coverage for those without tickets can be found on Pac-12 Networks, with the radio call on 850 KOA.
    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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