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WBB: Buffs host Texas Tech in key game

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Feb 12, 2011.

  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 Texas Tech University on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. at the Coors Events Center. The game is the first of a CU women's-men's doubleheader as the Buffaloes' men's team hosts Kansas State University at 7 p.m.

    PINK ZONE GAME: Join the CU, Texas Tech and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) in the fight against breast cancer in the annual Pink Zone game Saturday. All fans are encouraged to wear pink on Saturday, and those that do can purchase general admission tickets for only $1. Additionally, the first 400 fans in attendance will receive a pair of pink Crocs.

    BROADCAST: Saturday's game will 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 video streaming of Saturday's game is available on BuffsTV, a subscription service through CUBuffs.com. Live internet audio is available on CUBuffs.com, through the BuffsRadio free subscription.

    OPENING TIP: Senior Brittany Spears needs three points to become the second player in team history to score 400 points in four consecutive seasons. The other: Kodak All-American and CU Athletic Hall of Fame guard Shelley Sheetz from 1991-95.

    THE BUFFALOES: Colorado is 12-10 overall and tied with Missouri and Saturday's opponent, Texas Tech, for seventh place in the Big 12 standings at 3-6. Colorado is just one game behind sixth place Iowa State (4-5) and two behind fifth place Texas (5-4). The Buffaloes, who have already matched their league win total from a year ago (3-13), will now look to match their 2009-10 overall win total of 13 (13-17). CU, which snapped an overall three-game skid with its 70-45 win over Nebraska, will be looking for its 13th win in 16 home games this season.

    ABOUT THE LADY RAIDERS: Texas Tech is 16-7 overall and tied with Colorado and Missouri for seventh place in the Big 12 standings at 3-6. The Lady Raiders have lost six straight after starting the season at 16-1, and spending two weeks ranked No. 25 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll. Texas Tech averages 67 points per game while shooting 42 percent from the field. The Lady Raiders' defense has held opponents to 56.1 points per game and 38 percent shooting. Texas Tech outrebounds its opponents by 6.8 per game, fourth best in the Big 12. The Lady Raiders also average 10.7 steals per game, second best on the league charts.

    SERIES RECORDS: This will be the 22nd meeting between Colorado and Texas Tech with the Lady Raiders holding a 16-5 series lead. Colorado has had most of its success against Texas Tech recently, winning two of the last five. Texas Tech leads the series 6-2 in Boulder. Colorado's last win over the Lady Radiers was a 71-67 decision in the first round of the 2007 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City.

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    This game today is absolutely key for the Buffs. At 12-10, they have 7 games left and this is only 1 of 3 at home (one of the other home games is #1 Baylor). Some very winnable road games, but we need to be on a roll and playing with confidence if we're going to get this done away from the Keg.

    Post-season dreams are still alive. A win today would go a long way toward making that happen.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Down 21-37 at halftime. Sounds like we didn't play any defense. But what's really killing us (if the ESPN box score is accurate) is 18 turnovers in a single half. That's a bad number for an entire game. Unreal to commit that many at home against a mediocre team in a half.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Lost 44-72.

    Disappointing. Some blame to Lappe here. She had a team peaking and didn't handle the extra time off between games well at all. She'll learn.
     
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    Key game turns into a humiliating blow-out at home. Tech has been losing to almost everyone else, and I was hoping this was going to help us sweep Tech instead.
     

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