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2014-15 CU vs Utah Basketball Preview #1 - The Road Trip of Death Begins

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    So, just how rough is the next stretch of three games? *Well, the Buffs now go on the road to the two best teams in the league, before a finishing visit to the program that has been a personal demon in recent years. It's not just that Utah and Arizona are the Pac-12's best; they're clearly the best, (seriously, back to back visits to SLC and Tucson? *smh* **** the dude who dreamed that beast up) and Arizona State, while not nearly as good as they were the last two years, should still make things mighty uncomfortable for Colorado in Tempe. Friend of the blog*@Hyperhedman*asked my thoughts on the chances that CU could go 2-1 or 3-0 on this trip (15%, 3%, respectively). *What he didn't ask were my thoughts on the chances CU could go 0-3. I honestly figure it's*about a 50-50 proposition.

    It's not that I've completely forgotten the goings on at the CEC over the weekend - when the Buffs roared past the SoCal duo of UCLA and USC - it's just that going on the road is a completely different matter, and the environments in play (yes, even Tempe), are no joke. *Even with the probable return of Josh Scott, and the recent emergence of the bench as a scoring threat, this road trip will test the Buffs to no end. *Should they come home 1-2, wining any*of the three, while staying relatively competitive in the others, I would take it as an overall victory.*

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    Of course, first up on this Road Trip of Death is a particularly*uncomfortable jaunt to Salt Lake City. *The Utah Utes, now the #9 team in the country, have come out of essentially nowhere (6-25 three years ago) to become a dark horse Final Four contender. *They've turned the Huntsman Center into a house of horrors for visiting opponents (haven't lost there since Arizona came calling last February), and seem to be an insurmountable challenge for Colorado. *But, of course, that's why they play the games.

    Tip-off from the Beehive State is set for 7pm this evening. *Coverage can be found on ESPN2, with the radio call on 850 KOA.

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    So, just how rough is the next stretch of three games? *Well, the Buffs now go on the road to the two best teams in the league, before a finishing visit to the program that has been a personal demon in recent years. It's not just that Utah and Arizona are the Pac-12's best; they're clearly the best, (seriously, back to back visits to SLC and Tucson? *smh* **** the dude who dreamed that beast up) and Arizona State, while not nearly as good as they were the last two years, should still make things mighty uncomfortable for Colorado in Tempe. Friend of the blog*@Hyperhedman*asked my thoughts on the chances that CU could go 2-1 or 3-0 on this trip (15%, 3%, respectively). *What he didn't ask were my thoughts on the chances CU could go 0-3. I honestly figure it's*about a 50-50 proposition.

    It's not that I've completely forgotten the goings on at the CEC over the weekend - when the Buffs roared past the SoCal duo of UCLA and USC - it's just that going on the road is a completely different matter, and the environments in play (yes, even Tempe), are no joke. *Even with the probable return of Josh Scott, and the recent emergence of the bench as a scoring threat, this road trip will test the Buffs to no end. *Should they come home 1-2, wining any*of the three, while staying relatively competitive in the others, I would take it as an overall victory.*

    --

    Of course, first up on this Road Trip of Death is a particularly*uncomfortable jaunt to Salt Lake City. *The Utah Utes, now the #9 team in the country, have come out of essentially nowhere (6-25 three years ago) to become a dark horse Final Four contender. *They've turned the Huntsman Center into a house of horrors for visiting opponents (haven't lost there since Arizona came calling last February), and seem to be an insurmountable challenge for Colorado. *But, of course, that's why they play the games.

    Tip-off from the Beehive State is set for 7pm this evening. *Coverage can be found on ESPN2, with the radio call on 850 KOA.

    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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