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Official Game Thread -- Colorado at Cal

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by NiTownBuff, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. NiTownBuff

    NiTownBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Happy New Year Buff fans! Our hoops team opens conference play tonight at Cal, 9pm MT start on Pac12 Network.

    Cal (9-3) has looked pretty good in non-conference play, including a near upset of #5 Virginia at their house. But I'm surprised to see that we are 7.5 point underdogs tonight - that seems a bit high. KenPom has Cal by 5. Let's start the year off right with a big road win. Go Buffs!
     
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  2. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    In my eyes, much of tonight depends on which Cal we get. They're young and inconsistent...and freakishly athletic. If Wallace is sinking threes and Rabb is in beast-mode on the glass like they were at UVA, we're in trouble. Color me concerned about our defense tonight. Cal has been exposed when facing zone. On the other end, I believe they may mix it up a bit and give us some pressure.
     
  3. BuffNative

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    I would love to see us use zone for extended minutes tonight but alas I know that is completely against Tad's nature. Wes and Josh's defense will be tested, Cal wants to score at the rim. Hopefully they can stay out of foul trouble.
     
  4. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    I cannot wait for this game tonight. I believe this team will be on a mission and Tad will have them rolling.
     
  5. BuffG

    BuffG Well-Known Member

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    Where we get most of our points (3's & free throws) is where Cal is weakest. Cal is 3rd nationally in defensive 2P%. Their bigs + Jaylen Brown are all pretty good at giving the opposition free throws. If we're targeting them & draining 3's then it's a W.
     
  6. jgisland

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    Going to be such an interesting game. CU is going to have to get it done in the 1/2 court, Cal is 5th in the nation at limiting FG's in transition, only allowing 16.2% of FGA to be in transition and 2nd in % of initial FGA after a rebound in 0-10 seconds. Simply put they don't allow transition buckets.
     
  7. jgisland

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    Cal may allow teams to shoot pretty well from 3, but they limit those 3 point opportunities (as does CU). Cal is 20th in 3pt shot attempts allowed and CU is 18th. But where CAL has a huge advantage is they force teams to shoot a lot of 2pt jumpers where CU give up way more shots at the rim. CU can't get into the trap of taking a bunch of 2pt jumpers tonight.

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    DBT Jr. will be in the stands, haha. This'll be a tough one.
     
  9. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Let's go! Ready for some hoops
     
  10. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    lets ****ing go!
     
  11. DBT

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    Jr: "No Buff fans here"
     
  12. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    points. score them.
     
  13. DBT

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    Not good shots
     
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    Slow star. But have two fouls on rabb. Pound the block with scott
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    2 on Rabb. Good move by Wes.

    Cal's energy is extremely high at the start. Not sure if they can keep that up for 40 minutes, though.
     
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    Very bad start to the game.
     
  17. NiTownBuff

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    Ouch. Tough start.
     
  18. CVilleBuff

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    Embarrassing to not have scored yet.

    2 on Rabb is the only glimmer thus far.
     
  19. DBT

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    ****ing AWFUL!
     
  20. CVilleBuff

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    We are developing a tradition of sucking ass in Berkeley.
     
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    Our team should be recruiting 4* athletes with the success we've had in the last 5 years. We aren't. It's showing.
     
  22. CVilleBuff

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    Cal has what, 4 burger boys? We need to recruit better, but we won't match that. Ever.
     
  23. CVilleBuff

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    We had 8 points at half against Wyoming last year, right?
     
  24. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    It's true. Boyle hasn't won a game in Berkeley (yet). That road monkey gotta go.
     
  25. NiTownBuff

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    Cal is playing great D, but we're panicked on every offensive possession.
     
  26. CVilleBuff

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    For a team that can shoot, we have an amazing ability to shoot like **** and take poor shots.
     
  27. jgisland

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    2nd half CU scored 9
     
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  28. CVilleBuff

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    Sooner or later a few of these 3's are going to drop for Cal and we'll be toast unless we wake up NOW
     
  29. CVilleBuff

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    Cal 16-9 edge on the glass.
     
  30. DBT

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    MOTHER ****ER!!!!!!
     

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