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Official Game Thread -- CU v #18 SMU

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    THE GAME: The University of Colorado will face Southern Methodist University in the final round of the 2015 Las Vegas Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 8:30 p.m. MST at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

    THE CHANNEL: This game is TELEVISED (woo!) on FS1 (150 on Dish, some other channel on the other providers)

    THE AUDIO: Not yet listed. Check here: http://www.cubuffs.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?type=live&db_oem_id=600

    OPENING TIP: At 11-1, this CU team is entering rarified air when it comes to records to start the season...

    ABOUT SMU: Coached by Tad Boyle's mentor, Larry Brown, SMU is, quite simply, really good. Ranked 18th in the country, they are one of six undefeated teams out of the 350+ that play D1 basketball. They play very similar to CU. Kenpom has them as the #13 team in the country, while CU is at #44. KenPom gives SMU a 71% chance of winning this game.

    Can the student become the master? We shall see.

    PREVIOUS MATCH UP: CU plays SMU in a pre-season scrimmage every year. The whispers at the burrito stand are that CU beat SMU in this year's scrimmage, but that Dom Collier had 85 fouls (that number may be incorrect). So take that for what it's worth.

    CLOSING THOUGHTS: Win or lose, this game will help CU's RPI, currently siting at 19th, because SMU's is 12th. So stay loose, enjoy the game, and don't get too negative!

    CU's Preview: http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210597120

    Bonus pic of Tad playing for Brown (h/t @RK): [​IMG]

    live stats:
    http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=102860
     
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  2. scoob

    scoob Club Member Club Member

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    Got dibs on this as my avatar.
     
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  3. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    Go buffs!!
     
  4. Shldr2Shldr

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    Been pumped about this game all day. Feels almost like a real tournament game.

    Roll Tad
     
  5. Da Lama

    Da Lama Well-Known Member

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    I have a strong feeling we're going to roll these tossers.
     
  6. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    SMU favored by 7
     
  7. scoob

    scoob Club Member Club Member

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    Damn. I took the Buffs at 6 after it moved from 5. Really like them at 7. Gonna have to double up now.
     
  8. cu62nu36

    cu62nu36 Club Member Club Member

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    Need some Mark Johnson "right between the eyes" calls tonight.
     
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  9. TDforTD

    TDforTD Club Member Club Member

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    Got suckered into seeing the new Star Wars movie at 9 tonight. Will be the first time in years that I haven't at least been able to follow the gamecast. I have it recording and will watch later win or lose but I understand if you guys have to badfantemporaryban me.
     
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  10. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    First game since ISU as an underdog, but obviously this isn't as big of a fight. This is a much ore neutral court and the opponent isn't nearly as talented. I'm surprised the spread is as large as it is. I expect this to be a close game. I hope I'm wrong and we beat these ****ing losers by 30 and coast into conference play top 20.
     
  11. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    That used to be my avatar before I got cheap
     
  12. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Anyone got a link summarizing SMU squad?
     
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    sockdolager Club Member Club Member

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    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    If they played today, SMU would be favored over ISU by 2ish on a neutral court.
     
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    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    Score? Or when is tip?
     
  16. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Good to know. That accounts for ISU missing their PG? First games of the year are a mess anyway, so the spread and result don't mean much when projecting forward, imo, but as proven by you're post I might be wrong.
     
  17. jgisland

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    Good point, that does NOT account for ISU missing Mitrou Long. That's with him there, so SMU would probably be favored by a little more than 2.
     
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  18. SlatsGrobnik

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    Tip in about an hour.
     
  19. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    You da man. Let me know when you're in town this year. I'll bring a printer for the stat sheets.
     
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  21. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

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    lets ****ing go!!!!
     
  22. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I'm worried SMU will get a bump from Brown's return.
     
  23. DBT

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    What a ****ty crowd!
     
  24. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

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    splash dooooooom!!! 3-0
     
  25. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

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    already shooting waaaaay better 10-6 buffs
     
  26. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Both teams hitting shots early
     
  27. Bear Fiend

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    SMU having no trouble scoring inside.
     
  28. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Can someone post the live stat sheet for this game. Score app ain't doing it.
     
  29. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

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    ugh here come the turnovers what is that 3 in a row?
     
  30. patebuff

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    4 Turnovers early. Shooting from deep well though
     

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