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MBB: Yale game thread (7pm tipoff on FSN)

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    GAME #12 vs. Yale Bulldogs (4-7, 0-0 Ivy League)
    • Date: Tuesday, Dec. 29
    • Tipoff : 7:07 p.m. (MST) • Television: FSN Rocky Mountain
    • Announcers: Drew Goodman (p-b-p), Ceal Barry (analyst), Alanna Rizzo (sideline)
    • Location: Coors Events Center (11,064)
    • CU Radio: 760-AM: Mark Johnson (p-b-p), Charles Johnson (analyst)
    • Series vs. Yale: Series tied 1-1 (last meeting: Nov. 25, 1999, CU 65-50 in Boulder), other meeting was 1952 (Yale, 56-54, in K.C.)

    QUICKLY: CU is 6-0 at home to begin the season, the last time they began a home season 6-0 in Boulder was 2005-06 (7-0) • CU is 1-1 all-time against the Bulldogs and 7-1 overall against the Ivy League • Against Cal State Northridge, the Buff s CU shot 50 percent or better in both halves, the fi fth time this season • CU set a season high 27 assists against the Matadors and for the second time this season placed fi ve players in double-digits; CU also made a season-high 32 fi eld goals • Cory Higgins and Alec Burks have been CU’s top two scorers in all but two games this season (Arizona & Chaminade).

    YALE UPDATE: The Bulldogs come into Boulder with a 4-7 record in non conference play and a 1-2 mark on the road. Alex Zampier is averaging 18.9 points per game, including 25 three-pointers. Yale is coming off a Dec.
    21 road loss at Providence (87-78) after they were outscored 51-38 in the second half. Zampier scored 25 points with seven rebounds and three assists.

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  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Heading over to the CEC in a bit. Hope to see an inspired effort from the Buffs, this should be a romp.
     
  3. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    But more importantly, can we beat Yale in GPA?? :cool:
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    ought to put them away early, Yale doesn't come in with too impressive record. last year's Ivy League visitor, Harvard, on the other hand, has been a tough out for people and has some nice wins (relatively speaking). Amaker was awful at Michigan, but he's found a niche at Harvard i guess. I think Dan Hawkins might find a place like that someday (soon, i hope). some western US D-IAA liberal arts college with a solid academic rep in love with "the old college try" and raccoon fur coats and model T's. hoorah type stuff.
     
  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buffs lead at half: 26-25.

    Yale is taking the aid out of the ball and we can't shoot so far. No 3 pointers for us and barely over 50% from the FT line.

    This is what Coach B has been preaching, that you'll go through stretches of bad offense but great defense can overcome it. We've got a bunch of steals and have forced a ton of turnovers.

    In the past, we'd be down double digits on a night like this. Not a pretty game to watch, but we should pull away and the team will have learned an important lesson for it's growth.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That was an ugly game. But a win is a win I suppose. The rebounding issues are not going away, that is a bit worrisome.
     
  8. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Box score says they gave up 13 offensive rebounds. Not good.
     
  9. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    Anyone catch the terrible national anthem by chance?
     
  10. sparkybuffs

    sparkybuffs New Member

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    That was hilarious. "And the home of the free, and the land of the brave".
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I felt bad for the guy. But that National Anthem was a bad omen and precursor for the night so I hope he never performs at a CU sporting event again. :lol:

    No such thing as a bad win. The team's starting to come around on the defensive end.

    Finally...

    Congrats to Cory Higgins! He passed CB on the all-time Colorado scoring list tonight.
     
  12. jjbuffs13

    jjbuffs13 Well-Known Member

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    Fun fact, that was his second chance. He did that (not nearly as bad) at a women's game during the tournament around Thanksgiving.
     
  13. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Sounds like he suffers from the dreaded "National Anthem Anxiety", or NAA.
     
  14. BuffaloChuck

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    This was a great win for our program that's heading places.
     

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