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    Colorado Basketball

    March 1st

    CU in the Arena …

    ESPN finally – grudgingly – gives Colorado “should be in” status

    At ESPN’s “Bubble Watch“, Eamonn Brennan has been reluctant to add Colorado to his list of teams which should be in the NCAA tournament.

    Four Pac-12 teams – Oregon, Utah, Arizona and California – are considered to be “locks” for the tournament. Colorado has moved from “Work left to do” to the “Teams that should be in” in the latest update, with Oregon State and USC left in the “Work left to do” list.

    What ESPN has to say about the Buffs:

    Colorado [21-9 (10-7), RPI: 29, SOS: 46] Colorado moves to “Should Be In” this week. Rejoice, rejoice, so on and so forth. The move comes not only thanks to a 2-0 homestand against Arizona and Arizona State, but because the Buffaloes (which have a very similar profile to USC, all things considered) have only a road trip to Utah between them and the Pac-12 tournament. Barring a disaster — or a blowout loss at the hands of the Utes, which is even less likely — Tad Boyle’s team will get into the NCAA tournament having been outscored per-possession by its opponents. No small feat, that.


    February 29th

    … CU in the Arena …

    Josh Scott picks up second Pac-12 Player-of-the-Week honors

    From cubuffs.com … University of Colorado senior forward Josh Scott was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 22-28 the league office announced on Monday.

    The weekly honor from the Pac-12 is Scott’s second of the season and Colorado’s seventh since joining the conference in 2011-12. Scott also won on Jan. 17 after home wins over Oregon and Oregon State.

    A 6-10 senior, Scott averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 assists helping the Buffaloes to a home weekend sweep of No. 9/10 Arizona (75-72) and Arizona State (79-69). The Monument, Colo., native shot 57 percent from the floor (16-of-28) helping Colorado reach 21 regular season wins, tying for the most in program history (1996-97, 2013-14).

    Scott had a season-high 26 points in the win over Arizona helping the Buffaloes beat a top 10 ranked team for the first time since January 2014. The win also snapped CU’s 11-game slide against ranked teams overall. Scott made 10-of-18 from the floor and also tallied nine rebounds and three blocks. He was clutch in the second half, hitting 8-of-12 from the field including a stretch of six in a row, cementing his 24th career 20-point game.

    On Senior Day against Arizona State, Scott had a “workman-like” 15 points, six rebounds and two assists, connecting on 6-of-10 from the field.

    A Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award finalist, as the nation’s best big man, Scott leads the Buffaloes at 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while hitting 55 percent. He’s one of only two players in the Pac-12 to rank among the league’s top 10 in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage.

    Bracketology … Buffs appear to be a solid pick for the NCAA tournament

    It has been a hard sell at times, but it appears that even Joe Lunardi at ESPN has come around to the idea that the University of Colorado will be a participant in the 2016 NCAA tournament.

    The Buffs gained one spot on Jerry Palm’s list at CBS, up to a No. 7 seed. Over at ESPN, Joe Lunardi has Colorado as a No. 8 seed, up two spots from a week ago.

    With only a road game at Utah and the Pac-12 tournament to go before Selection Sunday, it would appear that only a loss to Utah and an upset in the first round of the tournament (say, to a No. 12 seeded Washington State) would give Buff fans reason to be nervous on Selection Sunday, March 13th.

    Here is the Pac-12 … from CBS Sports:

    Pac-12 projected seedings:

    No. 2 – Oregon – same as last week

    No. 3 – Utah – same as last week

    No. 6 – Arizona – same as last week despite losing to both of the mountain schools

    No. 6 – California – same as last week

    No. 7 – Colorado – to play the winner of a play-in game between Michigan and St. Bonaventure (in St. Louis)

    No. 8 – USC – down one sport after falling to both Bay area schools

    No. 9 – Oregon State – same as last week, even after beating both Washington schools

    Washington … off the table after losing to both Oregon schools

    Meanwhile, over at ESPN …

    At ESPN, the Buffs moved up two spots this week, back to a No. 8 seed

    Pac-12 projected seedings:

    No. 3 – Oregon – same as last week

    No. 4 – Utah – up two spots from last week

    No. 4 – Arizona – down two spots from last week

    No. 6 – California – up one spot from last week

    No. 8 – USC – same as last week, despite being swept by the Bay area schools

    No. 8 – Colorado – to play No. 9 seed Providence (in Raleigh, North Carolina)

    No. 11 – Oregon State – up from the “Next Four Out” list from last week, now one of the “Last Four In”

    – Washington – hanging on in the “Next Four Out” list … seven teams away from being in the tournament


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