1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Maybe it is early, but what are CU's chances to make the tourney...

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by leftybuff, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    24,914
    Likes Received:
    2,620
    If they beat OSU they have a 20 win season, a middle of the pack fininsh in the P12. That, in and of itself, probably won't get it done, how far do they have to go in the P12 tourney toget an invite? Having back to back 20 win seasons and ending up in the NIT both times would kind of suck...
     
  2. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    30,102
    Likes Received:
    2,530
    THey have to win the tournament
     
  3. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    24,914
    Likes Received:
    2,620
    Is that all?

    I was afraid of that. I don't folow BB as close as some of you. I was hoping with 20 wins and a decent showing at the tourney (i.e. a couple of wins) they might get a look.
     
  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Messages:
    17,436
    Likes Received:
    1,028
    Yeah - we'll have to win the tourney. We have no impressive wins and a few horrific losses.
     
  5. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    86
    Pac-12 tourney title or bust...and by bust I meant the NIT...
     
  6. SECOBuffsFan

    SECOBuffsFan Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,916
    Likes Received:
    37
    I don't think the NIT is a bust for this young team...many were saying they might not even make a post season tournament at the beginning of the year...more chances for the younger players to get exposure to get ready for some promising years to come
     
  7. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    9,860
    Likes Received:
    268
    20 wins is a pretty meaningless stat these days on it's own. it's purely cosmetic. NIT was and still is a reasonable accomplishment for this team imo. lotta reasons to be optimistic moving forward.
     
  8. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    24,914
    Likes Received:
    2,620
    I'm not down on them at all, I just was hoping they'd get a shot at the NCAA. Boyle seems to be doing a good job, even though I was a little critical of MB with the hire, it looks like he got this one right. I think CU BB is on the upswing.
     
  9. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    2,380
    Likes Received:
    101
    Our OOC SOS blew this year, the Pac 12 in general sucked this year. 20 win season in the Big XII would normally get you in just on how strong the conference is.
     
  10. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    25,787
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    translation: we beat a bunch of crappy teams instead of getting killed on the road to teams like Duke and Syracuse.
     
  11. buffs

    buffs Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    24
    NIT bound.
     
  12. GoBuffs!!

    GoBuffs!! Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    38
    I dont know how our OOC SOS compared to previous years, I would imagine it was probably better. This year we dont have the strength of the BigXII to bump our overall SOS up.
     
  13. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    14,565
    Likes Received:
    915

    I would tend to agree that 20 wins in a season, in and of itself, is pretty shallow these days. For us, the chance for back-to-back 20 win seasons is pretty big, since I don't think we've ever done that. As a fan, I would feel that the team/program is making real progress and that the culture is changing.

    I have tried to temper my excitement this season. Before it started, I thought 18 wins, being 6-7 in the conference standings, and a postseason bid (most likely NIT), would be reasonable expectations. I got a little more caught up than I should have -- but I guess that's just fandom.

    A bid to the NIT will do, altho, I'd really love to see the Buffs win the conference tourney and break the dance card.
     
  14. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    26,011
    Likes Received:
    2,127
    id say championship game and keep it close might get us there...
     
  15. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26,503
    Likes Received:
    761
    We won't get in if we make it to the title game, we have to win it. No good enough wins and low SOS with a low ish RPI.
     
  16. BuffCat

    BuffCat Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    52
    Tourney? Win the Pac tournament. But in my mind, it's still a success. We have multiple chances to win 20 games again as a program that in 111 years has never won 20 games two years in a row.
    If we wanted an at-large bid we shouldn't have lost to CSU, Wyoming, Stanford at home or Oregon on the road. However, given our preseason expectations and the players we lost, this season is unquestionably a success.

    In Tad I trust.
     
    SECOBuffsFan and Mick Ronson like this.

Share This Page