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Proud of the Buffs

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Jerome, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Club Member Club Member

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    IMO:

    1. The Buffs overachieved this year

    2. They will return a lot of young talent next season

    3. Tad has the program headed in the right direction
     
  2. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Hate the "we overachieved" stuff
     
  3. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I think it was a good season for a young team. Hope to see them develop more consistency, depth, and a bit of a killer instinct next season.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. I think it's more like the team "achieved" about as much as could be expected. It's hard for me not to put the "overachieved" label on the 2011-12 squad, though. They had no business winning the Pac-12 or a tourney game. That team was just veteran and wanted it more than anyone else.
     
  5. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    And vocal leadership. And consistent offense, no more of these long scoreless droughts in multiple games like this year.
     
  6. Medford M.

    Medford M. Well-Known Member

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    It's completely true.
     
  7. 80sPoster

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    Good game, CU fans!

    You have and up-and-coming team and coach. I see good times in your future.

    Best wishes for next year.

    I have neither the time, nor the basketball intellect, to analyze the game, so...

    ...here are some side boobs.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Blue vein!
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Ummm... I'd like to draw your attention to the fact that you promised side boobs but only delivered a single boob.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Medford M.

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    Quality thread.
     
  11. cubuffs85

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    Totally concur here -- expectations have been raised as a result of last years success. They made the tournament, I think that was a good goal before the season. It's hard to say that getting bounced in the first round, losing in the 2nd round of the conference tourney, or finishing in 5th place was "overachieving." They reached the status quo. Nonethless, it was a very exciting season and it's nice to have relevant basketball in Boulder, which hasn't always been the case.
     
  12. Jerome

    Jerome Club Member Club Member

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    I understand the view that "overachieved" is too generous a term, I based that mostly on hearing Tad had us pegged to win 15-17 games this year (I think?). Anyhow I agree, it is nice to see CU basketball relevant and apparently set to keep it up.
     
  13. CVilleBuff

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    Not sure Tad ever pegged a win total, unless I missed something. All I know was at the start of the season he "honestly didn't know" if this was an NCAA Tournament team
     
  14. buffedup

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    He kind of did when interviewed after the season ended. He said that was what he was thinking after the European tour, but then the Charleston Classic totally inflated expectations.
     
  15. cubuffs85

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    In terms of regular season wins, I guess you can say they overachieved based on that. They were probably supposed to be closer to the bubble. I think your more judged by your tournament success though.
     
  16. Jerome

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    Agreed that postseason is what really counts, so maybe we really did just achieve expectations. I'm good with that.
     

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