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CU Buffs (WBB): Omni Classic 11/29 & 11/30

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    THE GAMES:

    The University of Colorado hosts the 27th Annual Omni Hotels Classic on Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Coors Events Center. Here is the tournament schedule:


    Friday, Nov. 29

    Rice vs. Samford, 5 p.m.

    South Alabama at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.


    Saturday, Nov. 30

    Consolation (Friday’s Losers), 5 p.m.

    Championship (Friday’s Winners), 7:30 p.m.


    BROADCAST:

    Colorado’s games will air live on KKZN AM 760. Mike Rice will handle play-by-play duties and will be joined by Carol Callan of USA Basketball with the color commentary. A free live video stream of Colorado’s games will be available through Colorado’s Pac-12.com video player. All CU women’s basketball home games

    that are not televised will be available through Pac-12.com at this link: http://pac-12.com/videos/university-colorado

    Non-televised Pac-12 road games are scheduled to be available on the opponents’ video player, free of charge.

    ABOUT THE JAGUARS:

    South Alabama, out of the Sun Belt Conference, will be looking for its first win of the season, coming to Boulder

    at 0-4 overall. The Jaguars are coming off a 54-51 setback at home to Houston Baptist on Nov. 25. On the offensive side the Jaguars

    average just under 55 points per game on 38 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free-throw line. They give up 67 points per

    game and allow 44 percent shooting. South Alabama has struggled holding onto the ball, averaging 23.5 turnovers per game and enters

    the Omni Classic with a minus-8 turnover margin.


    Senior guard Meghan Dunn leads South Alabama at 13.5 points and 3.0 assists per game. She has connected on 50 percent of

    her 3-point attempts (9-of-18) and overall shoots 43 percent from the floor. Senior forward Ronneka Robertson tops the Jaguars in

    rebounding at 8.3 per game while pitching in 8.8 points an outing. Sophomore guard Rachel Cumbo averages 8.5 points and 6.0

    rebounds per contest.

    Terry Fowler is in his first season as head coach at South Alabama after seven years at North Alabama and six at Spring Hill College.

    He is 206-181 overall in his 14th season as a collegiate head coach.
     
  2. buff190

    buff190 Club Member Club Member

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    CU dominating. they had over 50 pts in the first half. Now have a 34 pt lead with 7 and a half to play
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    94-61 final.

    Buffs are now 5-0.

    Linda Lappe had an idea that scoring this season on her Colorado women’s basketball team would be spread around, but she might not have foreseen just how balanced the Buffs have become. Unforeseen element No. 2: Just how efficient Lexy Kresl has become in playing point guard. Granted, it’s only been four games, but through those four, five players are averaging in double figures with a sixth – Kresl – inching toward double digits with a 9.5 average. CU’s double-figure five: junior forward Jen Reese, 11.3; junior guard Jasmine Sborov, 11.0; senior guard Brittany Wilson, 10.8; sophomore forward Arielle Roberson, 10.7; and freshman wing Lauren Huggins, 10.0.


    Read more:

    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=209326265

    Tomorrow, we'll play Rice. The Owls moved to 4-4 with a 57-52 win over Samford earlier tonight.

    ABOUT THE OWLS: Rice is 3-4 [now 4-4] overall coming off a 79-74 overtime loss to Sam Houston State on Nov. 26. The Owls are 1-3 on the road, but have faced stiff competition, including nationally ranked Baylor, a 79-46 loss on Nov. 18, and Michigan State, an 81-68 loss on Nov. 23. Rice is averaging 65.3 points on 39 percent shooting. The Owls are a solid rebounding team, grabbing 44 boards per game, including nearly 16 per contest on the offensive end.

    Rice is led by three-time first team All-Conference USA forward Jessica Kuster averaging 20.6 points and 15.0 rebounds per game. The 2013 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, Kuster also tops the Owls in steals (2.4 spg) and is a 78 percent free-throw shooter. Junior guard Reem Moussa is second on the team in scoring at 7.7 points per game while leading the Owls in assists at 4.6 per contest. Junior forward Christal Porter averages 7.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

    Greg Williams is in his ninth season at Rice with a record of 122-136. Overall he is in his 21st season as a college women's head coach sporting a mark of 323-275.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buffs tip off with Rice in 15 minutes.

    With some of the losses in front of them this week, there's a chance they could move up all the way to #10 with another good showing.
     
  5. boulder77

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    Buffs WIN!! 75-58. Good job, ladies.
     
  6. MarkW

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    Lexy Kresl had a tremendous game tonight and was awarded the MVP for the tourney.

    I thought CU played well in spurts, but not consistently.

    Up next is Wyoming in Laramie.
     
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  7. Buffnik

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    That game was tight with a few minutes left. Rice had it within 6 and then the Buffs took over. Looks like Rice had one really good player in Kuster who scored over half its points.
     
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    Bianca Smith, former CU player under KMM, is a first year assistant coach for Rice. I've been told it feels strange to sit on the opponents bench during a game.

    CU has not played a complete game yet. They will have to put one together if they have any hopes of beating Louisville on the road.

    I hope Ashley Wilson's shoulder injury is not serious. Arielle Roberson looked a bit rusty, especially at the free throw line. She is so athletic.
     
  9. MarkW

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    Agreed that CU hasn't put together a complete game yet. I think this may be due to a number of factors.

    1. No Chucky - so the team is getting used to Lexy as the point guard and also they are figuring out who is #2 and #3 at that position (Sborov and B-Will?).
    2. No Hands - under Lappe CU has been a very physical defensive team. The new emphasis on no hand checks has made for a bit of an adjustment.
    3. Arielle is not 100% and may not be for a while. I am not referring to her recent concussion, but the fact she had off-season hip surgery which meant she didn't get to play over the summer.
     

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