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This Week In BasketBuffs - 1/9/12

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

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Can the Buffs pull off a "big" upset this week?

  1. Yes - Men over Cal

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. Yes - Women over Stanford

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. Yes - Both Men & Women

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  4. No

    12 vote(s)
    35.3%
  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    LAST WEEK

    MEN

    Thursday, January 5th, 2012
    [​IMG]87[​IMG]69

    Saturday, January 7th, 2012
    [​IMG]71[​IMG]60

    WOMEN

    Thursday, January 5th, 2012
    [​IMG]75[​IMG]67

    Saturday, January 7th, 2012
    [​IMG]57[​IMG]56

    All year, I've been railing on the seniors on the mens team for not stepping up and emploring the freshmen to take over the leadership to save the season.

    It's at this point that I need to apologize.

    The effort that our seniors gave against Washington State was HUGE. It appeared that the two day quick turnaround between the Washington game and the Wazzu game caught the younger players off guard as we saw below par games from The Mayor, Ski and Dre. So what happened? Carlon Brown plays easily his best game of his CU career, Austin Dufault killed the Cougars down low and we had Good Nate show up and lead the team all game. If those three can keep this up, this team suddenly becomes a lot scarier than everyone thinks.

    As for the Washington game, that was unreal. When Washington came out inspired and CU came out flat, I had a horrible feeling that it was going to be a terrible day for the Buffs. But the team kicked it in to overdrive when Chen & Adams subbed in to the game and just didn't look back. The best part was that when they got up on the Dawgs, they put their foot on the throat and refused to let them up again. That's a team with 3 future NBA players that we took behind the woodshed.

    The women got the 1-1 split that most of us were hoping for, but not in the manner we expected. They dropped their first game to Washington before rebounding and beating a superior Washington State team (going off of RPI rankings).

    THIS WEEK
    [​IMG][​IMG]Men:
    Thursday, January 12th
    9:00 PM
    No TV
    Haas Pavilion
    Berkley, CA
    Women:
    Thursday, January 12th
    7:00 PM
    BuffsTV
    Coors Event Center
    Boulder, CO

    [​IMG][​IMG]Men:
    Saturday, January 14th
    2:00 PM
    Fox Sports Net
    Maples Pavilion
    Palo Alto, CA
    Women:
    Saturday, January 14th
    4:00 PM

    ROOT Sports Rocky Mt
    Coors Event Center
    Boulder, CO

    This is not going to be an easy week for either team. This week tells us if we're looking at NCAA (women) and NIT (men) bids or if we're going to have to lower our sights a bit. The men have to go on the road for the first time in PAC-12 play -- and the first time out of the state of Colorado since Puerto Rico. And they don't get to dip their toes in the water either as Thursday night they play the team that a lot of people think will win the PAC-12 in Cal. They just wore Oregon down last night, and honestly I'm not sure if they have any real weaknesses. If you look at their numbers, they're 21st in offensive efficiency and 24th in defensive efficiency. They don't really haev any weaknesses. They're 19th in the KenPom rankings and the teams they've lost to are ranked 9th (Mizzou), 17th (UNLV), 51st (SDSU) and 65th (Oregon State). All are on the road, so really you can't argue that there are any HORRIBLE losses. One thing I'm interested to watch is if CU can get to the line. They're 6th in the nation at defensive FTA/FGA whereas we're 10th in the nation at offensive FTA/FGA. That may decide this game.

    Anyone who watched the Stanford-OSU 4OT marathon can tell you that Stanford doesn't give up. I missed the first half of the game, but loved watching Stanford come back from 10+ down in the second half to tie the game. The team follows it's coach in that it just doesn't seem to give up and keeps plugging away. The Buffs have had a tendency to let teams back in to the game when it should be over, so hopefully being on the road will help keep the petal to the floor if they're able to get an early lead. Stanford is yet another great defensive team (19th in the nation in efficiency), so it'll be interesting to see if we can get our offense going this week.

    As for the women's team, this is huge. Cal is 49th in RPI and Stanford is 4th. 'Nik has said repeatedly that we need to make Stanford our red letter game and target them. This is our chance this weekend. If the Buffs can somehow pull off the upset, you would have to think that they could finally get ranked. I'm going to try to make the Stanford game to cheer our women on, but for those of you who can't make it to the Keg, the game will be broadcast on Root Sports.

    Also, the women's team finally has a presence on twitter. If it's anything like our men's team's feed, it's worth your time to follow them. Make sure you check them out at @CUBuffsWBB.
    Colorado
    Offense
    Colorado
    Defense
    Cal
    Offense
    Cal
    Defense
    D1
    Average
    eFG%52.2%46.3%54.0%45.8%48.8%
    Turnover %21.2%18.7%18.5%20.2%20.9%
    Off. Reb %33.8%30.8%34.2%37.4%32.6%
    FTA/FGA47.730.433.823.136.6

    Colorado
    Offense
    Colorado
    Defense
    Stanford
    Offense
    Stanford
    Defense
    D1
    Average
    eFG%52.2%46.3%51.3%45.5%48.8%
    Turnover %21.2%18.7%21.6%23.7%20.9%
    Off. Reb %33.8%30.8%38.2%28.6%32.6%
    FTA/FGA47.730.439.033.336.6

    SEASON NUMBERS TO FOLLOW
    Offensive
    Efficiency
    Defensive
    Efficiency
    Pace
    Colorado105.096.866.3
    D1 Average100.2100.267.1

    RPI Rankings

    RPISOS
    Men6552
    Women90324
     
  2. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Forgot to include the poll question.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Rush The Court gives the Buffs some love.
     
  4. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    That's a tough duo but going 1-1 wouldn't be so bad. Will be bummed with 0-2.
     
  5. jgisland

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    This is the hardest p12 road trip this year by far, CU goes 1-1 you take it, 0-2 you are disappointed but it doesn't ruin the season. If CU comes back 2-0, articles like this will be about CU, not CAL.

    I think the CAL game is the tougher of these 2 games, but if CU loses on Thursday to CAL, can they bounce back and get a W at Stanford?
     
  6. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    This is where Utah sucking donkey dick really hurts us, cal/furd only has to prepare for us.
     
  7. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    They could've at least given us the common courtesy of a reach-around. OK, so Cal is good, what about the team actually leading the conference? Why won't we, supposedly, be unable to maintain our lead? Half-assed writing.
     
  8. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    if we someone manage to beat Cal, here are some excuses we might expect:

    we can only win if: they are injured, play out of our minds, Tebow wants us to win.
     
  9. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Does Tebow want us to win? 'Cause that would help with the Dude upstairs. Can we get ESPN to confirm this?
     
  10. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    No TV for the Cal game? Bummer.
     
  11. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Schedule says local Comcast SportsNet in California. I bet it'll be available on the larger TV packages.

    On DirecTV it'll be on channel 698. 409 on Dish. God only knows with cable.
     
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  12. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Serious? God I hate you Comcast. Time to find an illegal stream.
     
  13. Buffs@5345'

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    Thanks Rumblin - I had seen no TV and was bummed, glad to know Directv is coming through.
     
  14. buffgal

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    I know more about the women's team than the men's team. CU has had a knack in the past for upsetting Stanford in NCAA games. Let's see if they can do it in their house! I vote yes.
     
  15. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    It's about time the women's team got on twitter.
     
  16. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    It'd be nice if we can pack the house for that one.
     
  17. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Now I need to find a local restaurant that gets the sports package for Thurs night.
     
  18. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    Would bring back some great memories for Coach Lappe and show the current team that fans DO care!
     
  19. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm really shocked by how many Allbuffers share my skepticism.

    No, you can't come to my house
     
  20. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    The real question is how high can the hype meter go if we come back 5-0???
     
  21. jgisland

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    "The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven"
     
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  22. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    After last night, our defensive efficiency is now up to 78th in the nation (94.8). 5th in the PAC-12 (Cal, Stanford, Arizona, USC).
     

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