Turnovers hurt, with CU having 14 and CSU 9. FT shooting: CU was bad (13/20), but CSU damn near gave the game away on the line at 14/26. Buffs shot 55.6% from 3pt range (5/9) vs the Rams shooting 30% (6/20). So why the hell did we lose? Ball movement was bad, with only 6 assists. But CSU only had 6 assists, so that was a wash. It mostly came down to points in the paint & from 2pt range in general. CU: 16/43 (37.2%) CSU: 15/26 (57.7%) So, CU got 6 more shots than CSU tonight due to the rebounding edge more than offsetting the turnover differential. But the Buffs could do nothing to capitalize while taking a much higher volume of what should be easier & more efficient shots from 2pt range. Hell, we didn't even get to the FT line off these shots. Josh Scott stands out: 0/7 from the field and only 2 FTs (which he made). The other thing that stands out as a reason for losing is bench play. Ski sitting much of the 1st half kept the game closer than it should have been at the break. And then he had to play all 20 minutes of the 2nd half because CU was getting nothing from any other guard. Bench performance: CU got 10 points on 3/9 shooting (plus 3/4 FTs) along with 6 turnovers. CSU got 17 points on 3/10 shooting (plus 9/13 FTs) along with 2 turnovers.