Jon Woods Tonight, the Colorado Buffaloes will play the first of their final four regular season games as a member of the Big 12 conference. After an up and down conference season that saw the Buffs win their first three games, two as large underdogs, before falling back into the middle of the pack by losing seven out of nine games, including two heart breakers to Baylor and Texas A&M. With their postseason chances on life support, Tad Boyle's team has to step up, and they have to step up tonight, in order to keep any hopes of making the NCAA tournament alive. Luckily for Colorado, their late season schedule sets up pretty nicely for the team. Buffaloes Basketball Schedule Next 5 Games @ Texas TechWed 02/235:30 PM MSTTexasSat 02/262:00 PM MST@ Iowa St.Wed 03/025:30 PM MSTNebraskaSat 03/057:00 PM MST Games against at Texas Tech and Iowa State as well as a home finale against the Cornhuskers are must wins for the team. Drop any of those three and we are likely looking at an NIT berth at best. Win those three and lose to Texas, finishing 8-8 in conference play, and the team may be able to sneak in to the NCAA's with two wins in the Big 12 tournament. If the Buffs can somehow pull off the home shocker of a Texas team that will be ranked fifth in the country when they meet this Saturday and they will head into the tournament with a four game winning streak, possibly getting into March Madness with just a single conference tourney win, almost definitely with two. It's a long shot, but it can be done. The Buffs will have to revert back to the team that started Big 12 play hungry and consistent. They will have to get two tough road wins, starting tonight against the Red Raiders, and they will have to improve on recent lackluster performances in the Big 12 tournament. It's a long shot, but what the hell? It's our last season as member of this conference, may as well go out with a bang. Let's Go Buffs! PLAY THE MARCH TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AND YOU COULD WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO LAS VEGAS! LOOK FOR THE CODE INSIDE SPECIALLY-MARKED PACKAGES 12-PACKS OF BUD LIGHT ENTER CODE AT FACEBOOOK.COM/BUDLIGHT ----- No Purchase Necessary. Open to U.S. residents (except CA & TX) 21+. For a chance to win a Grand or First Prize, Game Period 1 begins 3PM CST on 2/14 & ends 3PM CDT on 3/18. For a chance to win a First Prize only, Game Period 2 begins 3:00:01PM CDT on 3/18 & ends 3PM CDT on 4/30. To participate, obtain a Code from inside specially-marked packages of Bud Light beer or to request a Code without purchase, visit budlight.com/freecode during a Game Period. Limit one (1) free Code request/day/person or email address. To play, text HOOPS to BEERS (23377) & follow prompts or visit budlight.com/freecode & follow instructions. See Official Rules inside package or at budlight.com/freecode for complete details. Void in CA, TX & where prohibited. Enjoy Responsibly – ©2011 Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Bud Light® Beer, St. Louis, MO Originally posted by Ralphie Report Click here to view the article.