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WBB: #17 Oklahoma State Game Notes & Game Thread

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    THE GAME: The University of Colorado hosts No. 12 (AP)/17 (WBCA) ranked Oklahoma State University on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Coors Events/Conference Center.
    BROADCAST: Sunday's game will be televised nationally on FSN. Brent Stover will have the call with Brenda VanLengen providing the color commentary. Sunday's game will also be broadcast live on KKZN AM 760. Mike Rice will handle play-by-play duties with USA Basketball's Carol Callan with the color commentary. Live internet audio of all CU basketball games is available on BuffsRadio, a subscription service through CUBuffs.com. Please note the BuffsRadio audio and BuffsTV video are separate subscriptions.

    NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY: CU is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Sunday. The day was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women.

    Prior to the game on Sunday all kids (boys and girls) in 8th grade and under are invited to participate in a Skills & Fitness Challenge on the Coors Events Center concourse from 12-1 p.m. The first 700 kids (8th grade and under) who complete the challenge will earn a free commemorative tee shirt.

    CU student-athletes will sign autographs from 1-1:30 p.m. followed by the game at 2 p.m. All activities are FREE for kids and adults including the women's basketball game. To receive free general admission you must enter the Coors Events Center through the northwest entrance between 12 and 1 p.m. After 1 p.m. free admission is not available.

    For more information contact Mike Hadley at 303-492-1976.

    OPENING TIP: At 12-5 overall Colorado has surpassed its win total for all of 2008-09 (11-18) and needs just one more win to match its 2009 Big 12 win total (3-13).

    THE BUFFALOES: Colorado is 12-5 overall and 2-2 in Big 12 play after claiming a 63-57 win at Kansas State on Jan. 20. The win snapped an eight-game road losing streak for the Buffaloes who are at .500 in league play through four games for the first time since the 2006-07 season. CU's win also snaps a brief two-game skid. The Buffaloes have won three of their last five, seven of their last 10 and 10 of their last 14 overall.

    ABOUT THE COWGIRLS: No. 12 (AP)/17 (WBCA) Oklahoma State is 15-3 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12. The Cowgirls had won 11 straight games, including ther first three league contests, before falling 77-63 at Texas on Jan. 20. All three of OSU's losses have come away from Stillwater, one being a neutral site game (93-90 double overtime setback against Michigan State at the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas). OSU averages 76 points per game shooting 42 percent from the field, although those numbers dip to 69 points and 40 percent in league contests. The Cowgirls average 42.1 rebounds per game, fifth best in the Big 12, but give up more rebounds than any other team in the conference at 38.5 per outing.

    National and Big 12 Player of the Year candidate Andrea Riley will lead the Cowgirls into Boulder. The senior point guard is the nation's second leading scorer at 25.9 points per game, trailing only James Madison junior guard Dawn Evans (26.9 ppg). Riley is also third in the nation in assists (7.4 apg) and second in the Big 12 in steals (2.6 spg). Senior forward Tegan Cunningham averages 17.2 points and is a 41 percent shooter from 3-point range (37-of-91). Junior guard/forward Precious Robinson leads the Cowgirls in rebounding (8.4 rpg) and field-goal percentage (.583) while also ranking third in scoring (8.6 ppg).

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    Today's game is the type of signature win versus a ranked opponent that the team needs if it's going to challenge for an NCAA Tourney bid this year.

    Interesting game note: Bianca Smith needs 10 points today to reach 1,000 for her career.

    Good luck, Bianca, and :gobuffs:
     
  2. sparkybuffs

    sparkybuffs New Member

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    That was the most poorly officiated game I have seen in a long time.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Lost 63-74.

    We sure don't seem to get any home cooking from the refs. But we lost this one due to poor execution on the offensive end. No excuse for only making 1 field goal the final 10:30 of the game (a garbage 2-pointer with 12 seconds left).

    Another frustrating afternoon. Missed opportunity.
     
  4. buffsyko

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    It's time for bohn to start looking for a better option for the womens basketball team other than miller....
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm finding it hard to argue with you here. Her recruiting has been pretty good. But the whole is less than the sum of its parts. The defense breaks down after a few passes due to poor discipline on rotations. The offense too often devolves into 1-on-1 moves and jacking 3 pointers.

    Given the talent in the program, Miller's got an opportunity with this team to at least make a deep NIT run. Anything short of that and I think she's gone.
     
  6. buff190

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    I agree. And if I were a coach looking for a job, CU would be very attractive with the talent already on the team. They really aren't missing much and if a good recruiter can come in and get us an impact center, the sky's the limit.
     

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