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Official Games Thread: CU vs Arizona

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Men:
    Thursday, February 9th
    7:00 PM
    ESPN
    McKale Center
    Tucson, AZ

    Women:
    Thursday, February 9th
    7:00 PM
    BuffsTV
    Coors Event Center
    Boulder, CO

    HUGE games for both teams tonight. Women need a win to keep the tourney dream alive. Men need a win to shock the world. Surprisingly, a good chunk of the board thinks the men will win tonight.

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  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    we will lose. By a lot. Nate + high pressure environment = epic fail*











    *I know he's played better, but I can't fathom him having two clutch games in a row. Unfathomable, I say! Like the depths of Wally and BP's manlove.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That's some extreme depth.

    But yeah, I'm thinking the men lose, women win. Hoping the men keep it close.
     
  4. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    The shortened 'Zona bench gives me hope, but we haven't proven capable of winning this type of game yet. Maybe in future years.
     
  5. Darth Snow

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    If we can keep it close late, that may make a huge difference as their first five will be working hard to keep up with Boyle's energizer buffaloes. Hope it makes a difference in their offense late.
     
  6. MEBuff

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    I can't say I'm confident about tonight. I hoping it is at least a good game.
     
  7. Buffnik

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    Hoping for a repeat of last year's KSU trip.
     
  8. buffedup

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    Agreed on tonight. I think CU is 1-2 years away from winning this type of road game, but I would be thrilled to be proven wrong. My opinion is not by any means a rip on Boyle. He WILL start to win these types of road games once he has the talent and system fully in place.
     
  9. Tractor

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    I'm still getting used to CU as a basketball school. I'm more worried that we're going to lose by 20+ on national TV.
     
  10. Daaah

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    Not much confidence in here. Not that I have any either...
     
  11. boulder77

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    Much like with the media and the general public, the Buffs still need to convince their own fans that they truly belong in the conversation. Winning tonight in Tucson would be a huge step in that direction. Truthfully, I don't think we win tonight, but I do expect us to win at ASU and Utah the next two games. When was the last time Buff fans expected them to win a roadie??
     
  12. sackman

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    I believe the year was 1985. CU's football team, coming off of a dismal 6-year stretch, goes into Tucson a heavy underdog. CU wins that game when nobody expected them to. It proved to be the catalyst that sent CU to it's first bowl game since 1977 and propelled them to the eventual national championship five short years later.

    It all starts in Tucson. Win this game and CU's basketball program is officially in the National discussion. Lose, and well, we'll have other chances down the road. However, this is a HUGE opportunity.
     
  13. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    No pressure, though.
     
  14. CVilleBuff

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    Arizona is missing a couple key role players and doesn't have the size to abuse us in the post (although they were successful at hitting the boards in game 1). I'm sayin' we have a chance as long as Andre decides to show up this time. Obviously this isn't a game where we can go turn the ball over 20 times
     
  15. TDforTD

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    I think the team is ready for this test. They don't really have the recipe for destroying us; they're not all that great in the paint and their short perimeter defense will have trouble with our depth and height. Brown, Dinwiddie, and Booker should all have good games. If we don't give up 15 offensive boards in the first match-up, we beat them by 10.

    Arizona has some pretty relentless chuckers. If they shoot a bunch of 3s and we can get out on the break, watch out. I know we suck on the road but this is a match-up that I don't feel as worried about. Losing @Stanford, @Cal, and @UCLA made sense. @Arizona is one we can win.
     
  16. BehindEnemyLines

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    I see this as the Cal road game, part II. Close, but a 7 or 8 point loss.


    Really hope they prove me wrong.
     
  17. CVilleBuff

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    RPI heading into tonights game: Arizona 68th, CU 70th

    Cal 48, Washington 72, Oregon 79, Stanford 99

    FYI, Arizona State is 220
     
  18. Buffs@5345'

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    Like many others I am bracing for a tough loss, but there is no way I am going to miss tuning in for this one.....just in case!
     
  19. BuffDog

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    Is AZ missing any players who were at the game in Boulder?
     
  20. Shldr2Shldr

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    With that short bench tonight we have a shot. If we attack the rim and get them in some early foul trouble we may be able to pull this one out.
     
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    PG Jordin Mayes and SF Kevin Parrom, two role players who typically get 15-20 minutes each. Arizona is down to a 7 man rotation.
     
  22. Tempe_Buff

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    In +3 Only one other buff fan though.

    About to head down to the slums of Tucson rockin' this Alec Burks jersey.
     
  23. Shldr2Shldr

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    Mayes Played 14 min and had nothing but 2 personal fouls

    Parrom Played 22min and had 6pts 1oreb 5reb 2asts and 3 personal fouls

    Parrom was the only player on their bench to score points against us
     
  24. Buffs@5345'

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    Clearly the non-Buffs will be arriving in Tuscon after an enjoyable ride in the trunk.
     
  25. RumblinBuff

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    He also whiffed on the potential game winner, let's not forget his contribution to the chaotic final 30 seconds.
     
  26. Shldr2Shldr

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    I like our chances tonight. Especially with that shortened bench.
     
  27. MEBuff

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    I like the opportunity to actually see a game on TV. Its about time.
     
  28. RK

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    Joe Lunardi has this game as a "Win and In" "Lose and Out" for both teams. Biggest bracket buster of the year so far.
     
  29. RK

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    Correction: Win and In for us. Lose and out for AZ.
     
  30. BehindEnemyLines

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    Wow, that's harsh for 'zona. I figured they had time enough to put together a string of W's after a loss to CU, and play their way in.
     

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