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bsn BSN: Team Colorado misses millions, accomplishes goal

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    On Tuesday night, as Team Colorado walked off the floor at Fordham having just fallen to Overseas 77-72 in the final game of The Basketball Tournament, confetti rained down on the hardwood as the winners exchanged hugs, took pictures with their $2 million check, and conducted their postgame interviews on ESPN.

    General Manager Trent Beckley and Dominique Coleman of Team Colorado exchanged their own hug, before the camera panned to a dejected Marcus Hall being tracked down by members of Overseas Elite so they could pay their respects to the tournament’s best player.

    It wasn’t the ending that the team of Colorado alums saw coming, certainly not after they doubled up their opponents for much of the first half–not after a steal led to Hall being, seemingly, on his own for a fast break that netted the team zero points at the most crucial of moments.

    But it’s important to remember that this group’s goal wasn’t just about a payday.

    #ShoulderToShoulder with Marcus Hall. pic.twitter.com/GNawqOlSyT

    — Colorado Buffaloes (@CUBuffs) July 30, 2016

    Cynics will, of course, call that rubbish. However, there’s little doubt that the players on this team truly believed that their purpose was to represent something bigger than themselves. If you were following the game on social media, you saw the out pour of support.

    Seriously, not enough can be said about how @cubuffs & @RickGeorgeCU have supported @TBTColorado. Makes me proud. #RollTad

    — James Lucas (@CUGoose) August 2, 2016

    That shot of the crowd with Boyle and the former players was real cool.

    — William Whelan (@William_Whelan) August 3, 2016

    Thank you Buff Alums for taking us on a wild and exciting ride. Best of luck to all of you in the future. Hyped for basketball

    — Richard White (@RamblinWreck34) August 3, 2016

    So proud of Team Colorado! Played their tails off and represented CU in great fashion! Proud to be a Buff!

    — Rick George (@RickGeorgeCU) August 3, 2016

    That one hurt.Tough seein anyone wearin Colorado on their chest with their head down.Mad love for these guys for representing us like that.

    — Nate Tomlinson (@Nate_Tomlinson) August 3, 2016

    Even Michael Patton, Boulder HS alum and son of former CU head coach Ricardo Patton had his eyes on the game.


    Those apart of the run noticed and showed their appreciation after the game.

    Huge thank you to all of #BuffNation who supported us on our journey through this tournament. Much love, we’ll be back next summer!

    — Austin Dufault (@austindufault33) August 3, 2016

    Congrats to Coach @KingOFTheThorne & Team Colorado on a great run. Tough times never last, tough people do.

    — Rodney Billups (@coach_billups) August 3, 2016

    Thanks #buffnation for all the support. @TBTColorado made a heck of a run this summer. We are all very proud to rep CU. #gobuffs

    — Beau Gamble (@BeauGamble14) August 3, 2016

    Dead ass appreciate all the love everybody been showing me, dope feeling to know its ppl out there that really do care about you

    — Shannin Sharpe (@ShannSharpe2) August 3, 2016

    Thanks for all the love, support and admiration. The loss hurt but it eases the pain knowing that we have the support of all the @cubuffs

    — Dwight Thorne II (@KingOFTheThorne) August 3, 2016

    At the end of the day, this venture was about representing Colorado and Team Colorado did just that. The exposure to the program, including an on-air interview with head coach Tad Boyle, continues the positive momentum that CU hoops has had going the past few years.

    William Whelan
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