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Colorado at UCLA Game Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by NBDefektor, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. NBDefektor

    NBDefektor Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    (14-12; 10-4 at home)
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    (19-8; 5-7 on the road)

    Tipoff: 9pm mountain.
    TV: FS1
    Radio: I don't know, check your local listings! Probably that 760 over in Denver?

    UCLA seems on the cusp of calling it a season. Will they throw in the towel or will they play a potential role as burster to our bubble?

    Will CU rebound from whatever happened on Wednesday? Luckily I have fully repressed that memory...has our team?

    (Hope this is OK to do...I lifted this sort of template directly from Shlder2Shlder. If it's not cool and that creating a game thread is supposed to be left to someone with more interaction on this board, I'm sorry! I just wanna start talking about this game!)
     
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    NBDefektor Well-Known Member

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  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Hard to explain how big I think this game is for CU tonight. I'm looking at it as a true tipping point for the season. Win gets the Buffs to 20 and also guarantees at least a .500 record in Pac-12 play, likely putting the Buffs on the Bye line for the Pac-12 tourney (though the tiebreakers don't help the Buffs with Utah and USC right there with us).

    But maybe this is bigger for more than the season. It's a program-changing game, too. Winning at UCLA, gets a huge monkey off the back against the blue blood in the conference's recruiting hotbed. It's a signal that CU can compete at the top of the conference. It's a huge game for program credibility.
     
  4. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Bruins favored by 5

    Have no idea what to expect from this one. Do we get angry and get that crucial 20th win? Do we let the debacle at USC carry over and come out lifeless? What's UCLA's mindset? They're all but out of the running for an at-large bid at 14-12.

    Have to find some wins, Buffs.
     
  5. FChairbanks

    FChairbanks muthaka slayer Club Member

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    move the ****ing ball but keep your possession...
     
  6. aghcsm

    aghcsm Well-Known Member

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    Who knows about the mental issues, they could be crucial. Aside from that, execution is the key. Have to do better at turnovers and smart offensive choices. Feeding JS more would be a great start.
     
  7. Eggon

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    Don't know who wins tonight, suspect the Bruins have the edge given past success against the Buffs.

    However, I believe Buffs will leave it all on the court tonight, as will staff. Gotta think both players and staff feel miserable about letting USC game finish the way it did. Josh will likely be a huge force tonight if healthy.

    We are going to learn a lot tonight about what comes next for this team. I feel good about our chances, let's see what shakes tonight.

    Wish list item: I want GK to find the "Stroke" tonight, and Tad to let him flourish.
     
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  8. LaserDeathHawk

    LaserDeathHawk Club Member Club Member

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    The buffs by a little. Take that **** to church!
     
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    I'm recording it and will watch it if we win. Can't stand the stress.
     
  10. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I get that kind of stress sometimes. When the guy turning left in front of me won't pull out into the intersection.
     
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  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yaz, Fortune, Fletch, Wes, J40 starting

    Tad went with the 5 who weren't turnover machines against USC (Dom & King had 12 combined).
     
  12. Buffnik

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    And Yaz promptly throws it to UCLA on the 1st possession
     
  13. Buffnik

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    Fortune dribbles it out of bounds.

    2 turnovers in under 2 minutes. On pace to commit 50.
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Fletch throws it away. That's 3.
     
  15. NiTownBuff

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    TO problems continue. Scary to think Fortune is part of the 'less turnovers' lineup.
     
  16. CVilleBuff

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    You'd think we could have at least put an emphasis on it for a few minutes to start. Are we just dumb? Or incapable?
     
  17. Buffnik

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    It's ridiculous. Best 3pt shooting team in the conference. Most efficient post guy in the conference. Excellent rebounding team. Good defensive team. If they got any PG play they'd be a Top 20 team right now.
     
  18. Clean Undies

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    Drinking game Buffs MBB 2 nite
    Announcer says "tickle the twine" or "Nothin' but Nylon." Drink
    Mention CU hasn't won in Pauly Pavilion. Drink
    Fortune TO. Drink
    J40 compared to a college version of Tim Duncan or any other NBA player. Drink.
     
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  19. Buffnik

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    Incapable until a PG steps up.
     
  20. CVilleBuff

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    CU turnover. Drink
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Paraphrasing announcer: "Against USC, Colorado's starting guards (Collier, Talton and King)... 15 turnovers and 0 assists. That's why we're seeing a change to the starting lineup tonight."
     
  22. CVilleBuff

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    Buffs need to wake up. This has all the makings of a lifeless, ho-hum, get our ass kicked performance at the moment. Do they not realize what's at stake?
     
  23. CVilleBuff

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    Showing a little life...
     
  24. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Twine tickled...burp
     
  25. Buffnik

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    TO... drink
     
  26. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    It's a coors yellow belly night. I like sat night late games when the rest of the family is asleep and the beer is lonely.
     
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  27. CVilleBuff

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    Nevermind.

    I have one scoreboard telling me it's 27-14 and one telling me 24-20. Guess I'll find out when I get home in 5 min
     
  28. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Miller too strong shooting. Gimme a little finesse GMFK.
     
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    Good 3 point shooting by the guards. Need to get Scott the ball more. Tory could use some help with his shot selection.
     
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    Parker sure is a whiney little bitch
     

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