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WBB Official Game Thread -- CU vs Arkansas State

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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 Arkansas State University in a 2014 Preseason WNIT consolation game on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Coors Events Center.

    BROADCAST:
    Saturday’s game will air live on KKZN 760 AM (note there will be no pregame show and the broadcast will begin at the end of the men’s game at Wyoming which tips at 4 p.m. also on 760 AM). Cory Lopez will have the call with Carol Callan of USA Basketball providing the color commentary. A free live video stream will be available through Colorado’s Pac-12.com video player. All CU women’s basketball home games that are not televised will be available through Pac-12.com at this link

    http://pac-12.com/videos/university-colorado


    Non-televised Pac-12 road games are scheduled to be available on the opponents’ similar video player, free of charge.

    ABOUT THE BUFFS: Colorado is 1-1 after opening the Preseason WNIT with a home win over North Dakota, 68-59, on Nov. 14, and falling to Western Kentucky, 79-78, in overtime, in the quarterfinals. Colorado wraps up WNIT play with a consolation game against Arkansas State.
    Colorado is averaging 73 points over its first two games hitting 41.2 percent from the field and 73.2 percent from the 3-point line. The Buffaloes have had early success from long range connecting on 42.3 percent from beyond the arc. Colorado has netted 47.5 rebounds over the first two contests and has a Pac-12 Conference best 15 blocked shots through two games.

    Defensively, the Buffaloes have allowed their opponents 69 points on 33 percent shooting. Colorado’s first two opponents have shot a combined 4-of-37 from 3-point range, a league best 10.8 percent. The Buffaloes will be looking strengthen its rebounding numbers. While grabbing a solid 47.5 over the first two games, CU’s rebounding margin in as uncharacteristically low +2.5 early on. CU opponents have 15 more offensive rebounds and overall are averaging 45 per contest.


    Senior forward Jen Reese is off to a fantastic start. She is coming off her fourth career double-double scoring a career-best 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in the loss to Western Kentucky. Reese hit 11-of-13 from the free-throw line against the Lady Toppers, also a career high. She is averaging 22.5 points and 10 rebounds in the WNIT.


    Senior guard Lexy Kresl rebounded from a scoreless outing in the opener by matching her personal best with 20 points against Western Kentucky. She made her first four 3-pointers of the contest and has connected on 50 percent early in the season. Kresl also tops the Buffaloes in assists with nine.


    Senior guard Jasmine Sborov is averaging 5.0 points and 7.5 rebounds a game after grabbing a career-best 11 boards against Western Kentucky.


    Junior forward Jamee Swan is averaging 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. She pitched in 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in the win over North Dakota. Her four blocks tied a personal best, matching her effort against Kansas in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. She is 14th on CU’s career list for blocks with 69.


    Sophomore guard Haley Smith had a career-best nine rebounds in the win over North Dakota. She is tied with Sborov for second in rebounding at 7.5 per outing.

    ABOUT ARKANSAS STATE: Arkansas State enters Saturday’s game at 1-1. The Red Wolves opened the Preseason WNIT with a 92-60 home win over Jackson State before falling at Mississippi State, 93-83, in the quarterfinals. Arkansas State has started red hot from the field shooting 52.9 percent from the field and averaging 87.5 points per game.

    Junior guard Aundrea Gamble leads the Red Wolves at 21.5 points per game. Gamble, the coaches’ pick for the 2014-15 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Player of the Year, is shooting 58 percent for the first two games while also topping the squad at 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Senior guard Hanna Qedan is averaging 12.5 points and has hit 13-of-17 from the free-throw line. Junior forward Khadija Brown-Haywood is also averaging 12.5 points while hitting 50 percent from the floor.


    Arkansas State is the coaches’ preseason favorite to win the Sun Belt title. The Red Wolves won the 2013-14 regular season title, but fell to former league member Western Kentucky in the conference tournament final. Arkansas State played in the 2014 Postseason WNIT, losing to eventual runner up UTEP in the first round.


    Bryan Boyer is in his 16th season as head coach at Arkansas State with a record of 249-213.


    THE SERIES:
    This will be the first meeting between Colorado and Arkansas State. The Buffaloes are 5-1 against teams that currently make up the Sun Belt Conference, most recently defeating South Alabama in the first round of the 2013 Omni Hotels Classic.


    Linda Lappe has never faced Arkansas State as a head coach. Brian Boyer has never faced Colorado as a head coach

    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=209777290

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  2. AztecBuff

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    Tip off time!
     
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    8-7 Buffs at the 1st media TO (14:43 left in 1st half.)
     
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    19-15 Buffs ~1/2 way through the 1st half. Ark. St. (In future AS) has a very quick (both afoot and with her shot) guard.
     
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    19 points in 10 minutes? Twilight zone
     
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    24-15 CU. TO AS. 9:14 left in the half.
     
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    Amazing how different the same basic game of "basketball" can seem from game to game and (of course) opponent to opponent.
     
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    3;32 left in the half at another media timeout. Buff's have been up by 10+ most of the time, but AS is sticking around. 32-22 CU
     
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    Buffs with 2 straight lazy plays on D. Game getting close. 34-29 with one AS free throw pending.
     
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    BAD end to the half for the Buffs. It's a 2 point game (CU up 36-34) as AS makes a buzzer beater 3.
     
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    Looking at stats (and watching the game)- turnovers seem to be the main culprit for the close game- CU has 10 vs. AS's 3. Per announcer, that has led to a 12-2 points off turnover difference.

    Buffs have advantage in pretty much every other stat category.
     
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  12. Buffnik

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    Team doesn't close well.
     
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    Damn I've heard that something like that a few times this year.
     
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    44-40 Buffs at the 1st 2nd half media TO. Neither team stopping the other much. Buff's have probably made 5 turnovers being over-aggressive passing ahead on the break to a lead player.

    Haley Smith looking very good for the Buffs tonight- 14 points (6-7 shooting) and 6 rebounds so far.
     
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    52-44 Buffs. Jen Reese getting hot- she's up to 10 points. Around 13-14 minutes left.
     
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    TO Again- Down to a 4 pt. lead, 53-49, with 11:37 left.
     
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    LOTS of fouls being called tonight. There was also a mystery travel call on Jen Reese when she made a basket earlier.

    59-54
     
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    62-55 with ~7:30 left. Kresl to the line after the pending media TO.
     
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    Offense and defense both clicking now for the Buffs- ~6 minutes left. They're up 68-55.
     
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    74-66 Buffs at the last media timeout. 3:30 left. The Buffs have been rebounding well, but suddenly have given up 3 offensive boards, including 2 on free throws.
     
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    77-66 Buffs with ~2 minutes left after big Huggins 3 (her second). TO
     
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    Buffs with the win! 80-69. Way to go.

    Great shooting night- 52% overall, 6-10 from 3, 76% from the line (22-29).
     
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    Excellent win, Buffs!

    Also, let's give Aztec the rep he deserves for always keeping us updated
     
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    AztecBuffs, your updates are great as usual. Would you please spell Lexy's last name Kresl, as that is what it is? :huh:

    Haley Smith had a career high tonight and Jen Reese had another double double.
     
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    Somebody else will have to rep Aztec Buff because I can't.
     
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    the dude is a beast...updates on cross country this morning, and now all over vball.
     
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    They managed to close this one out in the 2nd half and didn't let it get close at the end.
     

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