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Game Thread- Women's Basketball hosting UMass- 11/27, 7:30 PM

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  1. AztecBuff

    AztecBuff Club Member Club Member

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    in the 1st of back-to-back games over the next 2 days, the women start their portion of the Omni Hotel Classic as they face off against the Minutewomen at 7:30 this evening. (Note- As noted below, those jonesing to see more basketball can attend an earlier game (5:00 tipoff), also at the Keg, featuring Ball State and Florida.)



    From the official preview article ( http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210535887 )

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    THE GAME: The University of Colorado hosts the 29th Annual Omni Hotels Classic, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28, at the Coors Events Center.

    Friday, Nov. 27
    Ball State vs. Florida, 5 p.m.
    UMass at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 28
    Consolation, 5 p.m.
    Championship, 7:30 p.m.
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    ABOUT UMASS: The Minutewomen travel to Boulder with a 1-2 record on the season. After opening their 2015-16 campaign with a win against Holy Cross, UMass has since dropped two straight contests.

    Guard Bria Stallworth leads the team on the offensive end, averaging 17 points in each contest and has recorded 11 total assists, second -most on the team.

    Forward Rashida Timbilla is strong on the glass, collecting 12 rebounds per game, the only one on her team to be averaging in double-digits for rebounding. Throgh three games she already has 36 total.

    As a squad, the Minutewomen are averaging just over 62 points per game while allowing 61 to opponents.
    ...
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    Free live video stream- http://pac-12.com/live/university-colorado

    Link to link to Free live audio of radio broadcast (also on radio at KKZN 760) - http://www.cubuffs.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?type=live&db_oem_id=600

    Possible link to Live Stats (No live link showing available for this (or any non-conference) game yet, but hopefully there will be by game time) -http://www.cubuffs.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml OR http://www.cubuffs.com/liveStats/li...G=C&DB_OEM_ID=600&LIST_SPORT_KEY=W_BASKETBALL
     
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  2. MarkW

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    Interestingly, both CU & UMass are currently led in scoring by freshman guards. My bet is that Kennedy is the better of the two.
    Let's hope the Buffs are able to cut down on the turnovers and that nobody gets into early foul trouble early as there are only nine players on the roster.
    I'm not going to go too far out on a limb here in predicting a Buff win in tonight's game. Saturday night I am not so sure (assuming the Buffs play Florida).
     
  3. AztecBuff

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    Just curious, so took a look at live stats, and looks like Ball State is hanging tough so far, tied at 15 late in the 1st quarter.
     
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    After Florida gets the win, the Buff's game has started. It's 7-6 UMass midway through the 1st quarter.
     
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  5. MarkW

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    12-12 @ 1st media timeout. 8 points from Swan, but Buffs not defending well.

    Looks like Beard-Fails is in street clothes tonight.
     
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    Buffs poor defending is the difference so far. UMass getter too much dribble penetration and one-on-one in the interior.

    Swan was perfect from the floor and line.
     
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    21-19 halftime lead for the Buffs. Seems like more of an offense than a defense problem in this one.
     
  8. MarkW

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    Multiple issues with the clock delaying things.
     
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    End of 1st quarter. I'm really having trouble getting used to WBB being quarters instead of halves. :D
     
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    Delete- post got duplicated somehow.
     
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    I'm thinking is actually be the 1st quarter score, and live stats just hasn't been tweaked to use "quarter" rather than "half" in the front page? (The play by play tabs have that score as the quarter ending score.)

    Buffs pulling ahead a little- 31-23 midway through the 2nd quarter.
     
  12. MarkW

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    Robinson now scoring in bunches by getting to the basket.

    Buffs able to push the pace in recent minutes.
     
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    Has anyone got the stream working? (It's not for me, but it could just be a local bandwidth issue of mine.)
     
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    Kennedy with an eye injury after blocking a shot.
     
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    Great 2nd quarter. Buffs head into half (for real this time) up 47-29.
     
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    Alexis Robinson looking like an AA in the 2nd quarter!

    Buffs clamped down defensively, and pushed the ball. Buffs score 26 points in the quarter to UMass's 10.

    Oh, swan's having a great game too. I believe she's perfect from the floor and line.
     
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    Buffs started the 3rd quarter slowly, but 2 quick treys and they are up 58-34 midway thru.
     
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    67-43 Buffs going into the 4th quarter.
     
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    Swan a perfect game thru 3 quarters.
     
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    Did she make it back in?
     
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    7-7 from the floor and line for 21 points! All smart shots.
     
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    Buffs on cruise control at final media timeout, 77-54. Swan still perfect.
     
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    Yes. She started the 2nd half, but even before the injury she was struggling. Not at her best tonight.
     
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    Biggest news of the night - Jamee missed a shot and a pair of fts in dying seconds.

    Game never in doubt after 2nd quarter, Buffs 90-63.
     
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    I think you jinxed her.
     
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    This one was important. Got to get that Florida game next and the non-conference should end up with a great record.
     
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    I was worried about this when I started posting about her stellar performance shooting the ball. But it took a long time until the jinx took effect.

    Still, she had a tremendous game on both ends and all the shots she took were within the offense and wise. She really didn't force anything and was taking what the defense was making available. Scoring 23 points with only 8 shots from the floor is amazing efficiency.

    Let's hope she keeps this up.
     
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    This was probably the Buffs' best game to date. Not perfect, especially defensively, but not bad either.
    The Buffs effectively put this one away in the second quarter. They were able to up the pace and UMass wasn't able to respond. It was in this quarter that Robinson went nuts on offense. I think she scored 13 or so in the quarter.

    I know I have written several times about how special Robinson and Leonard are going to be and to some extent already are, and tonight Robinson was really something. She has the rare ability to use her speed while playing under control. She sees the floor well and takes advantage of what the defense gives her without being selfish. In the 4th quarter tonight she stole and inbound pass (CU wasn't pressing, she just anticipated very well) and then hit a circus shot layup between two UMass players. It all happened in the blink of an eye.

    Tonight Leonard wasn't at her best and still the Buffs won easily. Kennedy struggled with he shooting and didn't seem confident at times. Still she ended up with 6 assists and late in the game she absolutely baited a defender on a drive and was fouled while making a layup. It was a very intelligent play.

    Lots of Buffs rebounded very well tonight. Zoe Correal had 10, and I was also impressed with Makenzie Ellis who repeatedly blocked out and grabbed 7 in only 18 minutes (she fouled out).

    Tonight CU played with a lot of confidence and was able to overcome a poor start to the game as well as the 3rd quarter. There were times that UMass seemed to have them stymied by playing some zone, but eventually CU was able to figure it out and get points. Although Jamee and Alexis were standouts interms of scoring I felt that the ball movement and confidence in the offensive sets was very good.

    Still to many turnovers and the defense was off and on. If they can get consistent on defense while cutting down on turnovers they'll be able to put themselves in position to win the rest of their non-conference games. Numbers/depth are going to be issues as the season goes on. Still not sure they are ready for the top-tier of the Pac 12.
     
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