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    By Stuart


    [h=2]Buff Basketball[/h]–
    September 23rd
    “This is Colorado Basketball”
    Buffs TV has put together a 17-minute video entitled, “This is Colorado Basketball“. The video can be viewed here, and is definitely worth your time.
    The vidio*will get you excited about this winter … now that fall is officially here.
    —-

    Colorado ranked No. 16 by Lindy’s
    Only two teams from the Pac-12 made it into Lindy’s preseason rankings: Arizona, in at No. 3; and Colorado, at No. 16.
    Here are Lindy’s preseason Top 25 picks:
    Lindy’s Top Ten: 1. Kentucky, 2. Wisconsin, 3. Arizona, 4. Texas, 5. North Carolina, 6. Kansas, 7. Virginia, 8. Duke, 9. Gonzaga, 10. Iowa State.
    Nos. 11 through 20: 11. Louisville, 12. Florida, 13. Wichita State, 14. Ohio State, 15. Villanova, 16. Colorado, 17. SMU, 18. Harvard, 19. Nebraska, 20. North Carolina State
    Nos. 21-25: *21. Minnesota, 22. Illinois, 23. Syracuse, 24. Michigan, 25. UTEP.
    Lindy’s on the Buffs:
    - Overview: “The challenge remains catching Arizona in the Pac-12. Of course, that remains a challenge for 11 teams, not just the Buffs. Colorado, with near sellouts, altitude advantage and sharp non-league scheduling, is now a contender for the upper division of the Pac-12 and annual NCAA trips. ‘The expectation of this program has risen’, Boyle said”.
    - Josh Scott is listed as the No. 4 center in the nation: “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, say hello to the best post player in the Pac-12″ – First team All-Pac-12 selection
    - Askia Booker is listed as the No. 11 point guard in the nation: “More*than just ‘handled’ the*PG duties after Spencer Dinwiddie’s injury”*- Second team All-Pac-12 selection

    [​IMG]Lindy’s 2014 preseason magazine cover, featuring CU’s Askia Booker















    Buffs get a good write-up from the Pac-12
    From the Pac-12 2014-15 Prospectus:
    [h=3]Colorado[/h]STRENGTHS – The Buffs have seen postseason action for four straight seasons now under head coach Tad Boyle, and are looking to use that momentum to continue their historic run … Not only do the Buffs return four players who started a majority of their games, but also get back a whopping 13 letterwinners from last season for one of the most experienced rosters in the league … Leading CU’s charge are Josh Scott (14.1 ppg), Askia Booker (13.7 ppg) and Xavier Johnson (12.0 ppg), three of the top four scorers for the Buffs from last season. Scott also established himself as one of the top all-around players and a leader for CU, averaging 8.4 rebounds per game with 13 double-doubles last season … CU has a touted recruiting class that includes freshman Dominique Collier, a four-star local product who has spent the offseason bulking up in hopes of working his way into the starting lineup … One of CU’s greatest strengths remains its home court advantage as the Buffs are 60-9 at Coors Events Center in Boulder over the past four years under Boyle.
    CONCERNS – The Buffs are still a young squad with just one non-walk-on senior on a roster of 16 … Despite a stellar performance at home, CU has struggled over the past few years with away games, going 5-6 on the road last year, 5-7 in 2012-13 and 4-7 in 2011-12 … Colorado has a small roster in terms of physical size, with no player standing over the 6-10 mark, which could prove difficult for the Buffs when playing against larger, more physical offenses … CU has a heavy loss to deal with as team leader Spencer Dinwiddie left for the NBA. While Dinwiddie sat out with an injury the second half of last season, his leadership and basketball knowledge was a huge help behind the scenes for the Buffs.

    Colorado leads the Pac-12 conference in terms of returning talent, as the following statistics compiled by Pac-12.com demonstrate:
    SCORING
    1. Colorado 88.4%
    2. Utah 81.9%
    3. Washington State 70.6%
    4. Washington 62.1%
    5. Arizona 58.7%
    6. California 57.4%
    7. Stanford 56.8%
    8. USC 35.0%
    9. Oregon 34.4%
    10. UCLA 33.7%
    11. Arizona State 32.7%
    12. Oregon State 28.3%

    REBOUNDING
    1. Colorado 94.1%
    2. Utah 81.1%
    3. Washington 70.1%
    4. Arizona 67.0%
    5. California 61.4%
    6. Washington State 60.9%
    7. Stanford 49.1%
    8. Arizona State 39.8%
    9. USC 37.9%
    10. UCLA 34.9%
    11. Oregon State 24.5%
    12. Oregon 20.0%

    THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS
    1. Utah 89.7%
    2. Colorado 84.5%
    3. Washington State 83.8%
    4. Arizona 61.8%
    5. California 61.3%
    6. Stanford 60.1%
    7. Washington 51.9%
    8. Arizona State 45.5%
    9. Oregon 32.8%
    10. USC 32.2%
    11. UCLA 29.3%
    12. Oregon State 27.7%


    ASSISTS
    1. Utah 85.5%
    2. Colorado 82.9%
    3. Washington 74.2%
    4. Arizona 64.6%
    5. Washington State 58.8%
    6. Stanford 53.3%
    7. California 45.3%
    8. Arizona State 44.6%
    9. USC 42.6%
    10. UCLA 26.9%
    11. Oregon State 19.8%
    12. Oregon 12.3%

    STEALS
    1. Colorado 87.0%
    2. Utah 81.5%
    3. Washington 72.7%
    4. Washington State 66.7%
    5. Arizona 61.4%
    6. California 56.8%
    7. Stanford 49.7%
    8. Arizona State 47.3%
    9. USC 47.1%
    10. Oregon State 29.7%
    11. UCLA 29.3%
    12. Oregon 26.6%

    BLOCKS
    1. Colorado 95.7%
    2. Washington State 80.9%
    3. California 73.6%
    4. Utah 73.2%
    5. Arizona 60.1%
    6. Washington 39.1%
    7. UCLA 38.7%
    8. Oregon State 33.6%
    9. Stanford 27.9%
    10. USC 21.3%
    11. Oregon 15.0%
    12. Arizona State 13.2%

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