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Well, that was pretty fun.

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by sackman, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    This was a good year to be a CU basketball fan. A lot of highs, a few lows.
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    we should all be reminded too that this was expected to be a rebuilding year.
     
  3. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    The team had a wonderful season for a rebuilding year.
     
  4. OUBuff

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    Their performance in the Charleston tourney set the bar really high for the rest of the year. For the most part they achieved more than most expected coming into the year. While they had great performances, they also had the inconsistency of a very young team. This team has the benefit of learning many tough lessons while having the luxury of also experiencing success. This should bode well for further growth in years to come.
     
  5. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Yep, I am sky high on this program's potential. We made the tourney for a second consecutive year with a very very young squad. It was fun, and looking forward to next year.
     
  6. DBT

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    Gotta lock The Tad up for many years to come. I'd give him a long term contract if I were Bohn.
     
  7. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    We keep this up and pretty soon we are going to become one of those arrogant, self-important, conceited fans bases that we hate with a sense of entitlement and an obnoxious attitude. . . . . . . . and I will love it.
     
  8. BuffTE41

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    As angry and mystified as I was about the mass-substitutions in the Illinois game, I realize what Tad was doing is building experience for the future. I couldn't have asked for a better senior year in watching basketball, it was a lot of fun. Next year is the year we're all pointing to to get to the next level.
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Think about this for a second... in the history of CU basketball, we've never made the tournament three years in a row. We're sitting here talking about how next year we take it to the next level. The trajectory of this program is in the right direction. We're positioning ourselves to be a perennial tournament team and conference championship contender. If somebody had told me five years ago that we'd be in this position today, I'd have told him he was crazy.
     
  10. DBT

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    fify
     
  11. Johnny Tarr

    Johnny Tarr Club Member Club Member

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    Amen Sackman, well said. Proud to be a Buffs fan. Now, if only the football program could get there too…
     
  12. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    It's amazing how that gets lost in all the excitement of this year. Between watching the Buffs and youth league this year, I have a whole new appreciation for basketball. Love it! (Except the NBA - too many prima donnas, bad for the sport. /endrant)

    :gobuffs:
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    For the first time since the days only DBT remembers :)wink2:), CU has a BASKETBALL PROGRAM. It's not just a team led by a star every so often. It's not hard to remember casual fans around Boulder 2 years ago saying, "Alec's going to the NBA. We suck again." Little did they know.
     
  14. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Maybe one of our crack local sports "reporters" could actually ask Tad what the reasoning behind that strategy is ... which they haven't done all season to the best of my knowledge (I'm looking at you Ryan Thorburn). Ryan even points out in his writeup of the game for the DC that the Buffs were up when Tad substituted en masse, and by the time the starters returned we were down 7 and never got our rhythm back the rest of the first half.

    Tad may have a very good reason to justify substituting like a hockey team changes lines, and I'd sure like to hear it. But if someone doesn't ask him the question, we'll never get the answer. Did Tad and the guys even have a postgame PC last night ... I certainly didn't see it on either the local or national outlets.

    That being said ... I love what Tad has accomplished at CU building the basis for a consistently solid program. But there is always room for improvement, and I believe his in-game management is definitely one of those areas in which he could improve.
     
  15. cubuffs85

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    Why I love sports, expect the unexpected. As frustrating as football has been, it's been a blast to watch this program being built from the ground up.
     

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