THE GAMES: The University of Colorado hosts the 25th Annual Omni Hotels Women's Basketball Classic Friday Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Coors Events Center. Friday, Nov. 25 Montana State vs. Wisconsin, 5 p.m. Valparaiso vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 Consolation, 5 p.m. Championship, 7:30 p.m. OMNI HOTELS CLASSIC: This is the 25th straight year Colorado has hosted an early season women's basketball tournament. For the first 22 years the tournament was known as the Coors Classic, and is in its third year of being called the Omni Hotels Classic. Colorado is 38-10 all-time in its home holiday classic and has won 14 of the 23 tournament titles contested. The Buffaloes won last season's classic by defeating Evansville and Loyola Chicago. No team champion was crowned at the 2006 Classic as the tournament switched to a true "Classic" format where Colorado and Wyoming played Nevada and Charlotte on consecutive nights, with the Buffaloes and Cowgirls winning both their games. BROADCAST: Colorado's games can be heard live on KKZN AM 760 with Mike Rice handling play-by-play duties. Live game video for Colorado games only will also be available for BuffsTV subscribers at CUBuffs.com. Live internet audio is available on CUBuffs.com, through the BuffsRadio free subscription. OPENING TIP: Colorado is looking for its first 4-0 start since the 2000-01 season. ABOUT THE BUFFALOES: The Omni Hotels Classic kicks off a season-high six-game home stand for Colorado. The Buffaloes are off to their first 3-0 start since the 2003-04 season after claiming an impressive 72-53 road win at Colorado State University on Nov. 20. Colorado has shown early balance with four players averaging between 11 and 15 points per game and seven averaging at least five per contest. The Buffaloes are averaging 75.7 points over their first three games and shooting at solid 49 percent from the field (88-of-180), ranking second on the early season Pac-12 Conference statistics. ABOUT THE CRUSADERS: Valparaiso is 0-3 overall, traveling to Boulder off a 67-55 home setback to Western Illinois on Nov. 22. The Crusaders, out of the Horizon League, have averaged 55 points over their first three games, shooting 35 percent from the field (60-of-173). Valparaiso has hit the glass well, averaging 44.3 rebounds per game and out boarding its opponents by eight per contest. ABOUT THE BOBCATS: Montana State is 3-1 overall and has won two straight, cruising to home wins over Montana Western (83-50) on Nov. 17 and the College of Idaho (99-50) on Nov. 20. The Bobcats' lone loss this season came on the road, an 83-53 decision at Oregon State. MSU, picked to finish fourth in the Big Sky Conference by both the coaches and the media, is averaging 75.2 points per game while shooting 45 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free-throw line. The Bobcats have also played good defense, holding opponents to 59 points an outing and 37 percent from the floor. ABOUT THE BADGERS: Wisconsin is 1-3 overall and will play at BYU Wednesday night before traveling to Boulder. The Badgers have dropped three straight following a 68-51 season-opening win at Milwaukee. Wisconsin is averaging 58.5 points per game, but registered just 52 and 51 points in recent losses at Marquette (54-52) and at home against Washington State (69-51). The Badgers are shooting 37 percent from the field and 74 percent from the free-throw line. Wisconsin has done well keeping its opponents off the boards, allowing a Big Ten best 28.5 rebounds per game. [HR][/HR] Buffs have a good opportunity to get 2 wins and come out of this tourney at 5-0. Anyone know if Arielle Roberson is over the back spasms and ready to make her debut?