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Colorado - Stanford Game Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by jcatcher, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

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    I'm surprised there isn't much talk about this game. It is absolutely huge. Win and a Tournament berth is locked up, lose and it puts us in a must win situation Saturday at Cal just to stay in the conversation. This is a huge test for Ski and XJ and Josh. They absolutely must show up tonight.

    KenPom has Cal by seven, while Vegas has them favored by nine. I have a good feeling about this one. Why? I don't know. I guess I don't think another team is going to shoot 90% in the second half like the last two have done.
     
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    So were either going to win a close win or lose by double digits, right?
     
  3. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

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    Thats pretty much our Modus Operandi in PAC-12 play, isn't it?
     
  4. cubuffs85

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    Well I'm an O's fan, so used to that from 2012 with the whole run differential thing.

    Other than USC/UW(at home), we haven't really had any dominating wins. I think a game like Wazzu at home was closer on the scoreboard than it actually was though.
     
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    We are terrible on the road, so it isn't surprising that the line is so high and little interest in the game from fans. I hope our Buffs can show up for BOTH halves and maybe play defense in the 2nd half. That will make all the difference. If not, I can see us getting blown out by double digits again.

    Neither Cal or Stanford games is must win IMO. Ideally, we would win one to get a top six seed before the Pac 12 tourney, but I don't see us winning either. I just hope we can win one game in the Pac12 tourney, that is a must win game.

    Ski needs to show up for once on the road, his numbers are absolutely terrible the last three years for true road games. It is truly amazing. I can't think of ANY player in the Boyle era that is so much different home vs. road.

    He needs to shoot > 40% for us to have a chance. I trust Scott to get 17/8, but XJ is a mystery just like Gordon. If neither one produces, we will get killed. If XJ and Gordon can combine for 20-25 points and 10-15 boards, I really like our chances.

    I hope we can show up with some intensity. This game will be a lot easier than at Cal because the atmosphere will be dead at Maples, and that is much easier to play in for a visiting team.

    If we play two complete halves and Boyle doesn't sit our starters if they pick up two quick fouls, I think we can win 70-67.

    If we get one of our starters as a no show or Ski goes 5-17 again, we will get killed 80-63.

    I predict somewhere in middle: 75 Furd - 70 Buffs

    Prove me wrong Buffs!!
     
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  6. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

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    I used to think that too, but I don't anymore. Four consecutive losses would put us on the bad side of the bubble, and we'd end up facing someone like Utah in the first round of the Conference Tournament. No thank you.
     
  7. cubuffs85

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    The term "must win" is overused -- the importance of a single game outside of football tends to get overstated most of the time --- you have the right idea here. Neither is a must win right now in the sense if we don't win, we're done. If we win in the Pac-12 Tourney after losing these two games that should be enough but even if it isn't that first game and possibly the second one would become must wins. Now if we win either of the next two games it should give us at a minimum a little breathing room.
     
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    Wes is starting tonight, per mark johnson
     
  9. Eggon

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    There are a few Buff fans here. Arena pretty empty. Campus is stunning! Wow

    Here with nephew who is a tree :)
     
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    Thanks for the onsite update. A smaller crowd gives me some hope.
     
  11. cubuffs85

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    Pray the Duke-Wake game doesn't go to OT.
     
  12. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    Games gonna start late...
     
  13. cubuffs85

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    Yeah not too concerned if Duke-Wake ends in regulation. I havent seen them put anything on the crawl.
     
  14. Eggon

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    Ucla was a sellout. This place is empty. Nephew is annoyed ;)
     
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    Smallest arena in the Pac, barely over 7k.
     
  16. cubuffs85

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    9:07 start on the ESPN2 crawl.
     
  17. wyobuff

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    FTFY
     
  18. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    Uh oh Sherman is in the house.
     
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    Dinwiddie made the trip. Is on the bench in warm up uniform.
     
  20. cubuffs85

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    That time is EST*
     
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    Ski should go all Sherman after we win.
     
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    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    Don't try me with a sorry guard like Randle!!
     
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    why is there always an active "chat" for football, never for football?
     
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    I guess we know where the "2x" comes from?
     
  25. FightCu1414

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    Classic asians in the front row of the student section
     
  26. Darth Snow

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    that's deep.
    walton announcing!
     
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    ****ing mainland haole
     
  28. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Road games are always tough.


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  29. cu2x

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    why do you assholes always feel the need to talk down?
     
  30. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Why has XJ turned into a perimeter player?


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