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MBB: @ Oklahoma State Game Notes & Game Thread

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    https://www.nmnathletics.com//pdf4/666028.pdf?ATCLID=204871215&SPSID=3889&SPID=257&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=600

    GAME #18 at Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-4, 1-2 Big 12) • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 20 • Tipoff: 7:05 p.m. (MST)

    • Television: ESPNU • Announcers: Carter Blackburn (p-b-p), LaPhonso Ellis (analyst)
    • Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) • CU Radio: KKZN 760-AM: Mark Johnson (p-b-p), Charles Johnson (analyst); Sirius Channel 127
    • Series vs. OSU: OSU leads 59-47 and 8-6 in the Big 12. CU is 1-5 at OSU in Big 12 play [last win Jan. 21, 2006 (80-78, ot)] CU’s last win on the road in Big 12 play (30-straight).

    QUICKLY: Entering tonight's play, Colorado is tied with Oklahoma State and Texas A&M in conference play, their opponents this week • Marcus Relphorde was named Co-Big 12/Phillips 66 Rookie of the Week • Cory Higgins tallied his third career 30-point effort against K-State. He now has 1,125 points (20th all-time at CU) • Fourteen players have fouled out this season equaling all of last year. In three Big 12 games, CU has been called 82 times (27.3 a game) • CU has shot 50 percent or better in all three Big 12 games (.523).

    STREAKS: CU has lost 30-straight Big 12 Conference road games since Feb. 5, 2006. Last Big 12 Road Win: Jan. 21, 2006 at Oklahoma State, 80-78 (ot). CU also brings a 22-game road losing streak against Division I opponents. CU last won on the road over a D-I opponent Dec. 22, 2007 at Colorado State (73-70).

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES: Alec Burks remains the only true freshman in the country to score in double-digits every game this season • Burks' last five games lead CU with 7.2 rpg., .778 FT%, and five blocks • Nate Tomlinson has led the team in assists nine times, including six times with six or more. He leads the team with 72 assists. Last year, Tomlinson had 54 assists after 17 games • In three Big 12 games, four players average 10 or more points (Higgins 21.0, Relphorde 19.7, Burks 17, Thorne 10).

    AGAINST THE COWBOYS: Oklahoma State leads the all-time series, 59-47 and holds an 8-6 edge in Big 12 play. OSU has won two in a row and the teams are split 2-2 in the last four. Last year, OSU defeated CU in Boulder, 76-55 as Levi Knutson and Casey Crawford scored Big 12 career-bests 19 and 14 points, respectively.

    TEAM NOTES: CU has shot 50 percent or better in the second half 10 times (6-4 in those games). They made 61.5 percent against Baylor (Texas Southern .636 was the highest) • CU is 7-0 when four of the five starters net double-digits • CU is 8-3 when shooting over 50 percent from the field • CU has scored over 70 points in 13 of 17 games and are 9-4 in those games • Over the last 14 years, CU is performing a best in field goal percentage (.492), 3pt% (.385), FT% (.762) and a low in turnovers per game (13.1).

    STEPPING UP: Ever since going scoreless at Tulsa, junior Marcus Relphorde has dominated the stat sheet. Over his last four games: 18.3 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and .615 from the field (24-of-39). His 24 field goals is second to Cory Higgins (28), however his eight treys lead the team.

    OSU UPDATE: Oklahoma State brings a 13-4 record (1-2 in Big 12) into tonight's game with the Buffaloes. OSU is also 9-0 at home and have defeated Texas Tech (81-52) back on Jan. 9. James Anderson is the Big 12 Conference leading scorer (21.6 ppg.) and OSU's leader on the scoreboard having led his team in scoring in 12 games. The Cowboys are coached by Travis Ford, who is in his second year in Stillwater (36-16, .692). OSU was a NCAA Tournament a year ago making the second round.
     
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  2. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Lot's of talk down here about the empty seats in G/I Arena. Sports-talk radio getting various views from callers and the newspaper had an article about it today. Apparently, the HC of the team as something on his website to the effect of, "bring back the rowdy". I'm not sure what all the cause is, but if it's not that hostile, might be a good time for a young team to steal one on the road.

    Buffs 70 ...... 'boys 67
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    ESPN's Accuscore sim has us winning this game in about 30% of the simulations they ran. Average score was a 71-78 loss. Considering our recent history on the road, those numbers look pretty damn good to me.

    :gobuffs:
     
  4. JimmyBuff

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    Not a great start..
     
  5. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    ****ing comcast.
     
  6. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    It is like 14-4 right now. Rout is on early.
     
  7. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    Game started with Tomlinson sending a pass to the bleachers in the first 3 seconds. We had 5 turnovers in the first 180 seconds. Down 11-0 to start and now sit at 16-6. Not playing well at all.
     
  8. JimmyBuff

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    Seriously it seems every time I get the chance to watch CU basketball, they get blown out..



    Hey, we cut it to 7..
     
  9. Creebuzz

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    Fortunately, OSU has 48 turnovers as well, otherwise, we'd be down 20.
     
  10. DBT

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    Finally over the early game jitters a bit. But we are forcing everything. OS has cooled off. 9-16.
     
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    LaPhonso Ellis, one of my favorite Nuggets, calling the game.
     
  12. JimmyBuff

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    CU offense starting to look good now..
     
  13. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I think I've figured it out. I'm a ****ing jinx. We get down to start, so I turn the channel, wait a while, come back and we are within, like, 6. So I watch and we start missing and they start hitting. So I leave. Then I come back and we are only down by 4. Then we miss and give up a shot and a foul. So I left again. DAMMIT.
     
  14. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    You're right ... you're a jinx. Why don't you give us all a break and watch American Idol or something? :smile2:
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Down 30-37 at half. Not where we want to be, but a pretty good recovery from that awful start. Hanging in there.
     
  16. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    ALEC BURKS!!!!!

    Once they started working the clock and moving the ball around they played well. Way too much 1-1 in the early going. Gotta keep it up in the 2nd. And why weren't they playing man defense in the non-conference? They're doing well with it in conference for the most part.

    I could be wrong on this one, but I'd swear the Big 12 officials are doing their best to make sure Big 12 hoops is completely unwatchable. Swallow the ****in whistle already. :pissed:
     
  17. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    No ****. Big XII officials are a ****ing national disgrace.

    Hey ... at least the women won a tough one on the road tonight. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Mick Ronson

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    at the half: bounced back some after a shaky start. no surprise Moses is having a big game for the Pokes. agree about the officiating, what's the deal?
     
  19. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm like DBT. every time I look at the ****ing screen bad **** starts to happen, and when I look back after a while they are closer :bang:
     
  20. JimmyBuff

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    Another road loss.. sigh..
     
  21. Mick Ronson

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    watching the end of Baylor-KU. over the course of my lifetime, i wish i had a dollar for every game i've watched (on TV) at Allen FH that is close down the stretch and KU gets a call or 2 that turns a one possession game into a 5 or 6 point KU lead. nothing overt, but just a call that could go either way or could be a non-call....but, KU goes to the line or something. and KU closes it out.

    being good helps, but that's not really my point.
     
  22. DBT

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    Why do we have a propensity to begin halves badly?
     
  23. dio

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    that Moses dude had almost as many rebounds as our entire team.

    Hope that Bz finds himself a big man or two!
     
  24. buffsyko

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    Too bad higgins,relphorde and the rest of the team didn't bring it like burks tonight. Also, why is tomlinson playing? He turned it over almost every time he got it? Higgins and relphorde were off tonight, way off. They played well in spurts but the 2 starts of each half just killed them.
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Higgins has really struggled on the road this year. He's also been in a bit of a shooting slump. He's missed a lot of FTs this year (for him). If there's a silver lining here, I guess it's that if there was one guy on the team I have confidence in being able to turn something around that's not going right in his game... that guy would be Higgins. Hopefully they get it figured out for Texas A&M.
     
  26. coereg

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    A&M could finally be the ONE. Of course any of the upcoming road games could be "the one", but I've had a feeling about this A&M game in particular and the Buffs are growing hungrier and angrier w/each mounting road loss. Someone will fall victim soon.
     
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  27. coereg

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    I really hope the Buffs develop a more physical brand of basketball here. This is laughable how not-in-control they are on the glass.

    OSU did what they set out for, they tightened up on Relphorde & Higgins. By forcing those two (5 of 19 fg's; 1 of 7 at the 3pt arch) into a poor shooting night, coupled with CU being over matched in the paint, created a very long night. They knew that would rattle the Buffs and it did, from the get go.
     
  28. BuffLuKe

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    It isnt a curse or officiating or anything else. Everytime they are on the road, its like a deer in headlights. Granted the officiating has been awful at best, no excuse though. There was no reason to lose tonight other than they let it happen, its inexcusable really. We cant use the officials as the scapegoat every game, eventually you gotta look in the mirror. This team is good enough to get quality wins, i just dont think the belief is there yet. A losing mentality is hard to shake but it is fixable.
     
  29. NiTownBuff

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    Tomlinson is looking more and more like a key player for this team. He's been pretty good overall this year, but when he doesn't show up, we're doomed. Hopefully he can bounce back for the A&M game.
     
  30. Mick Ronson

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    don't know if ATM is a good matchup for us. they have bodies inside and play pretty good perimeter D with Sloan, Dash (dumbest name ever) Harris and the other guy. we make an average big in Moses look like Hakeem.
     

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