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The season starts this week.

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by jcatcher, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

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    What's past is past. We are 12-6, 2-4 in conference. While not ideal, it is fine. The stretch in front is what counts.

    Barring a major injury or some sort of mental collapse, we should be favored in six of the next eight games, the exceptions being Oregon on the road and the revenge home game with Arizona on Valentine's Day. Only three of the next eight are on the road and the other two besides OR are bottom-feeders Utah and Oregon State. The Buffs need to win six of the eight, just getting business done, and I see the AZ home game as ripe for a steal.

    The last four games are three tossups (Cal and Stanford on the road, OR at home, and one gimmee (OSU at home.) It doesn't matter what the past holds, take care of business going forward and a tournament berth is ours.

    Rather than starting a new thread in the recruiting forum, do we have a true big man on the radar? Josh is great, but this conference seems loaded with old school, under the basket bigs, and by big I mean 7", 250+ lbs. De'Ron Davis might fit the bill, but he is four years away.
     
  2. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    We better come to play against Stanford. Thumped us 74-50 last year in Boulder, and 84-64 in Palo Alto. They weren't anything amazing last year, either.
     
  3. BuffLife

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    Stanford scares the crap out of me. I think this is the team we match up the worst with. They're just so damn tall. Jelly will obviously help though. Will be a fun game to watch though.
     
  4. rolandftw

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    Doesn't appear CU is recruiting any 7'0" 250 pound type players, unless someone has a Burks like growth spurt. Fitzner is probably the closest guy to that size, but he doesn't exactly play like an old school under the basket big
     
  5. jwhite17

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    Stanford lost their best big man from last year josh Owens and that bearded guy, so I think we matchup much better this year with the addition of scott and xj down low

    Boyles system is perfect fit for the athletic 6`7 to 6`10 bits they can run the floor well, so I don't see Boyle recruiting any 7` 270 lbs type of guy because those guys are usually slow
     
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  6. rolandftw

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    I think he'd recruit a 7' 270 pound type, if they had a shot to get a good one. There is just only 8-10 every year though, and most go to elite type programs.
     
  7. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know about that. From what we've seen so far, ASU has one, USC has two (maybe three), UW has one, AZ has one, and UCLA has a 6'10" freshman named Gasol from Spain on the bench, who didn't start playing until he was 15.
     
  8. mattrob

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  9. BuffLife

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    At least we have Tunks and Mills right? :bang:
     
  10. mattrob

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    Also, on the subject of recruiting, I think we can get by without having the biggest team in the conference if we improve our shooting. Guys like Jenkins and Thomas are a start there.
     
  11. Darth Snow

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    Boyle's emphasis on D is a good thing, but it does have repercussions - the dude is the type of coach who would love to win a basketball game 25-20.
     
  12. rolandftw

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    I think you have a different view of good bigs then me. But there are some good foreign bigs... that's probably CU's only chance of having a decent big down low, unless they keep a top big local like with Scott.
     
  13. Da Lama

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    Don't discount the fact the students are back either. The Keg has been less than hostile of late.
     
  14. buffedup

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    The season does not start this week. There are no do overs. It is up to Colorado as to how they want to finish.
     

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