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Where Will The Buffs Finish In Conference Play?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Dec 29, 2011.

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Where Will The Buffs Finish In PAC-12 Play?

  1. 1st

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. 2nd

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3rd

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. 4th

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  5. 5th

    8 vote(s)
    14.5%
  6. 6th

    12 vote(s)
    21.8%
  7. 7th

    10 vote(s)
    18.2%
  8. 8th

    8 vote(s)
    14.5%
  9. 9th

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  10. 10th

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  11. 11th

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  12. 12th

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  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We've seen the team play 12 games now, and haven't exactly been wowed. We've seen our conference opponents play so far, and have been even less wowed.

    So, all that said, where do you have the team finishing? And higher or lower than you did at the beginning of the season?
     
  2. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Certainly not first, certainly not last. Other than that, I have no clue.
     
  3. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I think we will end up 8th or 9th.
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I went with 8th after my pre-season pick of 7th. Part is because I've been a little underwhelmed by the Buffs, part is because Oregon State has overachieved.
     
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  6. BehindEnemyLines

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    1st


    Why not? The 12PAC hasn't exactly set the world on fire this year.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm seeing good signs that we may have a "Big Three" that we can count on every night in Dre, Carlon and The Mayor. It's also looking like Ski can be a dependable 6th man.

    Austin looked more aggressive last night, which was great. But he has a history of playing his best ball against weak competition and disappearing against better teams. If he can find some consistency, we are very close to having a basketball team.

    Still, we've got a team that could win or lose any game they'll play in the Pac-12. I have no idea what we'll get. But I believe in Tad and the positive trends I'm seeing develop (better FT shooting, better passing, better defense, better rebounding).

    We win more than we lose. I picked us 5th. And I think we'll be a legit underdog threat to win the conference tourney.
     
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  8. btbuff

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    I really think this conference is a crap shoot, Beyond the Arc has the Buffs #6 right now with Oregon St the favorite.

    I went with 6th in prediction, 7th may be more realistic. I think Utah, USC and ASU are terrible and I think CU can manage to finish ahead of 2 of these 3: Oregon, Washington St and possibly UCLA.
     
  10. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    We'll be 6th or 7th when all is set and done. 8-10 or 9-9. I'm certainly not as encouraged as I hoped I'd be by this point, but the Pac-12 is worse than anyone could have possibly imagined. We're facing a league with not one team remotely close to being considered top 25 caliber, and only one team even in the top 50. You know it's reached a low point when the "feel good story" of the conference thus far has a 15 point home loss to Idaho. Need to come out of this 3 game homestand 2-1, there's really no excuse to not beat Utah and Wazzu at home.
     
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  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    9th. This team will go as far as Tomlinson lets them. I love a lot of guys on the team, but you can tell the pieces are not there yet.
     
  12. 89BUFF89

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    i think we win 8 and finish 16-14 and get an NIT bid. that probably puts us in the middle of the pac. this team is hard to figure out. can't take much from the new orleans game, basically an exhibition game. hopefully we are better than we showed against csu, wyo, tsu maryland, etc. i have faith in boyle he will get more out of this team by end of the year than we've seen so far.
     
  13. TZISKIN

    TZISKIN Well-Known Member

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    I voted for 9th... I had the Buffs at 7-11 prior to the season and I won't change my prediction despite the Pac 12 being an abomination of a basketball conference. We really aren't very good so I'm not about to raise my expectation level. Quick note... we are 1-4 against the RPI Top 100 this season and we'll play 11 conference games against teams rated that highly. Keep in mind RPI isn't a great measuring stick at this point in the season but it is something to look at. Buffs will need 8 conference wins to guarantee that they qualify for a postseason berth, doesn't guarantee they'll get one, but would be likely. Not sure they have the talent to really get there, but I hope they do! Carlon Brown would need to up his scoring average to 15-16PPG in conference play, that would be a big boost.
     
  14. MtnBuff

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    I have no clue, this team is to unpredictable and we are basing a lot of this season on hope for major ongoing improvement of the young guys.

    Guaranteeing that it won't happen I am guessing 8th with a couple of upsets in there along with an ugly losing streak to teams we should beat easily.
     
  15. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I say 8th.
     
  16. mattrob

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    8th. Definitely ahead of Utah, ASU, and USC, and I'm sure there will be at least one other. As 'nik said above, they've got a solid core in Dre, Brown, and The Mayor, with Booker coming on too, but there's not much after that. Tomlinson's regressing by the day, and Dufault's just not consistent enough to rely on. They really need those two to step up if they're going to make some noise this season.
     
  17. MtnBuff

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    Lots of questions could change things a lot for the Buffs. Can Cain get healthy and comfortable, if so we have a big man who can bang with the inside guys and still run with the break. Can Adams get it together and become a consistent scoring threat and defender, if so he balances the offense and gives us a defender against big wings who are often teams top scorers.

    Other questions as well but just those two could make a difference of 3-5 wins this year easily.
     

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