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Hustle, Defense and "Want to" carried us tonight

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This win over Utah was all about the veterans stepping up and not allowing us to lose.

    Dre: 10 points, 13 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks while holding Jason Washburn to 10 & 5 (most points off open looks from traps)
    Chen: 12 points and 4 rebounds
    Adams: 9 points and 3 rebounds + 1 block

    And then the usual leadership from The Mayor:

    13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 block

    It was ugly. It was a bad shooting night. And they gutted it out.

    This was the type of win that good teams manage to find when they're off and under-manned due to injury. Very proud of them tonight.

    (And if Dre doesn't win Pac-12 Defensive POTY it is highway robbery.)
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Dre was an animal.
     
  3. mattrob

    mattrob Club Member Club Member

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    Good post nik. A lot of people are going to be upset that it was an ugly win over a Utah team with an RPI in the 170's, but the fact is, we won. They showed some toughness tonight and didn't let ASU beat them again. That's a sign of growth for this team.
     
  4. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, no need for anyone to be upset. Utah is pesky in nearly every game. Krystkowiak has gotten a lot out of his team

    Utah 60 Arizona State 55
    Utah 73 Washington 64
    Arizona 60 Utah 57
    Arizona State 55 Utah 54 OT
    Arizona 68 Utah 64
    UCLA 57 Utah 53
    Cal 62 Utah 57
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Chen had 12 pts? That's the quietest 12 points ever scored.

    FT's nearly killed us again tonight. CU shot 60% from the line, and that's with hitting their last 6 in a row. It could have been bad.
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I liked that we clearly frustrated Utah. They put up a fight, but you could tell they were not playing at their desired pace.
     
  7. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    He made a couple treys really early in the game. I think he made another in the game as well, topped it off with the free throws at the end of the game.
     
  8. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Loved the games by Chen and Adams tonight. Dre was a beast. The trapping pressure D plan by Tad was awesome. Great gut it out win for a team that did what it had to do. Now we need to get this type of intensity on the road in NorCal and get at least a split.
     
  9. cu2x

    cu2x Club Member Club Member

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    Big part of the game we missed:

    "And then there was Beau Gamble, whose contribution didn't appear on the stat sheet and went unseen by the 9,823 at the CEC. According to Roberson, after the Utes "disrespected" the Buffs by banging on their locker room door at halftime, Gamble waded through and "messed up their huddle" before the Utes took the court.
    Said Roberson: "We were behind him 100 percent. We're not going to let anybody come in on our home court and punk us - so that's how it is."
     
  10. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Utah not only sucks at basketball, they suck at disrespecting teams.
     
  11. wyobuff

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    Relatively quite night from XJ, but we got major contributions from the bench. SHT had 2, Chen (though playing as a starter) had 12, and adams added 9. I wish XT would have taken some shots, but that's what happens. We had a fairly signifiicant amount of time picked up by bench players, and were not getting totally run over when they were on the court. Granted, this is utah but we got 39 mins from SHT, adams, stalzer and tunks. Not bad bench play, and it will help immensely during the pac12 tourney and the dance if the bench guys can add solid minutes on D and chip in a few points.
     
  12. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    you know we are in for a rough night when we have to clone tunks.
     
  13. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    We really found out how huge Jelly is to this team.
     
  14. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    I think we all knew that - but it's nice to see they can pick up a W w/o him. Who knows what could happen down the stretch, more injuries or whatnot?
     
  15. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Gazuntite!
     
  16. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    I think Krystkowiak is a very good coach. If he had Oregon St's talent they would be in the race for the conference title.
     
  17. HUFset

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    Three triples in the first half.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I agree.

    I think he'll have Utah over .500 next season and challenging for an NIT bid. He's got it going in the right direction.
     
  19. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I have my doubts about how high the ceiling is under Krystkowiak at Utah, but he can have Utah in the NIT. He's done an admirable job this year.
     

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