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2013 USC basketball preview

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    If there's any comfort to be derived from a week spent assessing life after an 0-2 start to conference play, it was that CU can still look forward to the remaining nine home games on their Pac-12 schedule.* Yes the win-that-wasn't in Tucson stings, and the stumble against ASU confuses, but CU's conference and Tournament resume was always going to be built around home cooking in Boulder.* 7-2 is the baseline expectation, with 8-1, or even 9-0, possible and welcome.* Where does that confidence come from?* Under Coach Boyle, CU has won 90% of all games played in the CEC, turning the once cavernous concrete bunker into a feared destination.* At the end of the day, that strength at home defines the #RollTad experience, and it will be called upon to revive the momentum of a season suddenly stuck in neutral.

    Enter: the SoCal duo of USC and UCLA.* It still may be too early to call them both must-win games, but certainly tonight's dust-up with USC qualifies for that tired mantra. The Trojans aren't the steaming pile of dog**** they were last season, but this is still a game the Buffs should win - must win if they have any realistic postseason hopes.

    Tipoff from the CEC is set for 8pm MT.* Those planning to attend may want to show up early, because yours truly will be jamming with the basketball band starting at 7:30 (I apologize in advance).* Those without tickets or the ability to get to the game can catch the action on ESPNU.* Mark Johnson and the radio call are on 850 KOA.

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    If there's any comfort to be derived from a week spent assessing life after an 0-2 start to conference play, it was that CU can still look forward to the remaining nine home games on their Pac-12 schedule.* Yes the win-that-wasn't in Tucson stings, and the stumble against ASU confuses, but CU's conference and Tournament resume was always going to be built around home cooking in Boulder.* 7-2 is the baseline expectation, with 8-1, or even 9-0, possible and welcome.* Where does that confidence come from?* Under Coach Boyle, CU has won 90% of all games played in the CEC, turning the once cavernous concrete bunker into a feared destination.* At the end of the day, that strength at home defines the #RollTad experience, and it will be called upon to revive the momentum of a season suddenly stuck in neutral.

    Enter: the SoCal duo of USC and UCLA.* It still may be too early to call them both must-win games, but certainly tonight's dust-up with USC qualifies for that tired mantra. The Trojans aren't the steaming pile of dog**** they were last season, but this is still a game the Buffs should win - must win if they have any realistic postseason hopes.

    Tipoff from the CEC is set for 8pm MT.* Those planning to attend may want to show up early, because yours truly will be jamming with the basketball band starting at 7:30 (I apologize in advance).* Those without tickets or the ability to get to the game can catch the action on ESPNU.* Mark Johnson and the radio call are on 850 KOA.

    Click below for the preview...

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