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WBB: Buffs host Huskers in key game today

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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 continues Big 12 Conference action by hosting the University of Nebraska on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Coors Events Center.

    BROADCAST: Sunday's game will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net, as part of the Big 12 national television package. Brent Stover will handle play-by-play duties with Brenda Van Lengen providing the color commentary. Sunday's game will also be broadcast on KKZN AM 760. Mike Rice will have the play-by-play alongside Carol Callan of USA Basketball with the color commentary. Live internet audio is available on CUBuffs.com, through the BuffsRadio free subscription.

    OPENING TIP: Colorado plays on Super Bowl Sunday for the seventh time in team history and the first since 2003. The Buffaloes are 3-3 on the day of the big game, 1-1 at the Coors Events Center. Colorado and Texas Tech played back-to-back Super Bowl Sunday games in 2002 & 2003, the Buffaloes winning in overtime 74-69 in Lubbock in 2002 the same day New England defeated St. Louis for its first NFL title. One year later, Texas Tech won the rematch 80-58 in Boulder while Tampa Bay took home the Lombardi Trophy with a win over Oakland. Pittsburgh, winners of six Super Bowls, suffered its lone loss in the series on Jan. 28, 1996, the same day CU won at Oklahoma, 68-53.

    THE BUFFALOES: Colorado is 11-10 overall and tied with Kansas for 10th place in the Big 12 standings at 2-6. The Buffaloes are just one game out of eighth place and one and a half out of sixth. CU has lost three straight and six of its last eight overall, but returns home to the friendly confines of the Coors Events Center for two straight games where the Buffaloes have won 11-of-14 this season.

    Colorado will be looking to recapture its defensive intensity, which has been a strong point this season. The Buffaloes are giving up 59.6 points per game while allowing only 38 percent from the field. However, during its three-game skid Colorado has allowed 73.3 points and 51 percent shooting to its opponents.

    ABOUT THE CORNHUSKERS: Nebraska is 12-9 overall and in eighth place in the Big 12 standings at 2-5, one-half game up on Colorado and Kansas. The Cornhuskers have lost three of their last four and 5-of-7 overall. Nebraska has lost all three of its conference road games, and in all six in a row away from Lincoln since defeating Creighton back on Dec. 8. Nebraska is averaging 67 points per game while hitting 40 percent from the field. The Cornhuskers rank third in the Big 12 in 3-pointers with 7.2 made per game.

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    A win today would keep postseason hopes alive for the Buffs.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buffs are looking good so far today.

    Up 24-6 at about the 10 minute mark in the fist half.

    This would be a very nice win.
     
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    Quickly traded baskets out of the half.

    41-26 Buffs
     
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    Huskers have gone on a run to cut it to 12.

    45-33 Buffs with 15:30 to play.
     
  5. Buffnik

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    Buffs started playing defense again. This team's good when it defends.

    Just went on a run to extend out to 60-41 with 7:40 to play.
     
  6. absinthe

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    Buffnik thanks for the updates, and for one of the last times, **** the huskers!
     
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    70-45 final.

    Very sweet win over the Bugeaters.
     
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    Nice work ladies!
     
  9. GoldenBuff

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    As one might expect, there weren't too many fans there but probably 2/3 of them were fuskers. Man, did it feel good to shut them up. It's nice to go out with a win.
     
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    Caught the second half on the radio - what a great win for the women! I love it when CU kicks Nebraska's ass in anything and everything. Even sweeter that it will be the final game in Boulder in this series. Hopefully the men can do the same when the Corn visit in March.

    So 12-10 (3-6) for the women -- hope they can make the WNIT, would be a great first step in Lappe rebuilding the program.
     
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    Watched it down here in BF Texas. Great win. Hated to see all the red clad ass hats.
     
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    One big reason for a lot of the red clad fans ...... Jordan Hooper, a freshman on the NU team, is from a town in western Nebraska. She is the Huskers leading scorer and rebounder (at least was prior to being very effectively defended tonight by our Buffs). It's about 200 miles from her home town to Boulder and about 300 miles from her home town to Lincoln. So there was a multi-bus convoy of her family, friends, and neighbors that made the trip to see her play. The early surge from a 4 - 4 tie to a 24 - 6 Buffs lead effectively quieted all the folks in red. And I'm glad the Buffs were able to send the bus trippers home with a big disappointment.
     
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    Buff women face Texas Tech next in Boulder on Saturday. Another game they probably need to win, as TT is only 3-5 in the standings
     

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