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Cal Basketball Preview #1: If you're going to San Francisco...

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    With first place in the conference stowed precariously in their carry-on baggage, the Buffs head on a true road trip for the first time all season. *The previous*forays*away from*the*CEC have either been within the State of Colorado, or to the neutral hardwood in Puerto Rico; now the team has to get on a plane and actually go to someplace where people will shout at them. *Hell, the last time the Buffs donned the road black uniforms, it was for a home game. *(New Orleans couldn't get their road jerseys cleaned in time, and wore their home uniforms instead)
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    The Buffs haven't faced a true, outside of Colorado, road trip since Iowa State tripped them up in Ames last season.
    Since the Buffs haven't left the state since that tournament trip to PR, the entire schedule was*beginning*to reek of home cooking akin to a Florida football slate.* Now, with two tough games in enemy territory, I can finally get a handle on how good this team actually is.

    Awaiting the Buffs on their first true road test is the toughest pair of travel partners the league has to offer. *Cal and Stanford are the class of the conference, and they are currently ranked interchangeably as the top two teams in the Pac-12 by*essentially*every media member of note. *Up first: Cal, who not only were a popular pick to win the conference, but are also the only Pac-12 squad who can boast of any level of consistent play*throughout*the season

    This two game swing through the Bay Area is vitally important to national perception of this squad. National ears perked up a bit this week, and people are starting to pay attention to the job Coach Boyle and the Boys are doing in Boulder.* Even a split would be enough to validate the 3-0 start to conference play, and put the Buffs back into the national basketball conscience.
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    CU has done a great job hurdling Pac-12 competition so far, now it's time for a real test.* From: the BDC
    An 0-2 run through San Francisco, however, and all the hard work put into the last six games is washed away, and the assumption will be "oh, good team, but the altitude did all the heavy lifting."

    It's now up to the Buffs to prove themselves worthy of the attention, and to tell the doubters to stick it.

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    Tip-off in Haas Pavilion is set for 9pm MT this evening. *The game is not technically televised locally, but those of us with*satellite*packages can pick up the game through Comcast California. *With DirecTV you can turn to channel 698; Dish*Network*subscribers can tune to 409. *If you don't have the proper channel lineup, you can always turn to 760, where Mark Johnson and crew will be handling their business.

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    With first place in the conference stowed precariously in their carry-on baggage, the Buffs head on a true road trip for the first time all season. *The previous*forays*away from*the*CEC have either been within the State of Colorado, or to the neutral hardwood in Puerto Rico; now the team has to get on a plane and actually go to someplace where people will shout at them. *Hell, the last time the Buffs donned the road black uniforms, it was for a home game. *(New Orleans couldn't get their road jerseys cleaned in time, and wore their home uniforms instead)
    [​IMG]
    The Buffs haven't faced a true, outside of Colorado, road trip since Iowa State tripped them up in Ames last season.
    Since the Buffs haven't left the state since that tournament trip to PR, the entire schedule was*beginning*to reek of home cooking akin to a Florida football slate.* Now, with two tough games in enemy territory, I can finally get a handle on how good this team actually is.

    Awaiting the Buffs on their first true road test is the toughest pair of travel partners the league has to offer. *Cal and Stanford are the class of the conference, and they are currently ranked interchangeably as the top two teams in the Pac-12 by*essentially*every media member of note. *Up first: Cal, who not only were a popular pick to win the conference, but are also the only Pac-12 squad who can boast of any level of consistent play*throughout*the season

    This two game swing through the Bay Area is vitally important to national perception of this squad. National ears perked up a bit this week, and people are starting to pay attention to the job Coach Boyle and the Boys are doing in Boulder.* Even a split would be enough to validate the 3-0 start to conference play, and put the Buffs back into the national basketball conscience.
    [​IMG]
    CU has done a great job hurdling Pac-12 competition so far, now it's time for a real test.* From: the BDC
    An 0-2 run through San Francisco, however, and all the hard work put into the last six games is washed away, and the assumption will be "oh, good team, but the altitude did all the heavy lifting."

    It's now up to the Buffs to prove themselves worthy of the attention, and to tell the doubters to stick it.

    --

    Tip-off in Haas Pavilion is set for 9pm MT this evening. *The game is not technically televised locally, but those of us with*satellite*packages can pick up the game through Comcast California. *With DirecTV you can turn to channel 698; Dish*Network*subscribers can tune to 409. *If you don't have the proper channel lineup, you can always turn to 760, where Mark Johnson and crew will be handling their business.

    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]
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