They certainly gave me a scare. The evening had that Baylor-game stench to it when, after leading by 12 at the break, the Buffs allowed the red-hot Raiders back into the game, even going down by 4 points with just over 11 minutes left. It probably didn't help that the game was played in an essentially empty gym (Official attendance was 8,085; BULLSHIT), and it must've been really hard to create any energy. Yet the team persevered, and made the plays that mattered down the stretch.
|It wasn't easy last night, but Alec and the guys came through in the end. From: the BDC|
Even with all of the early second half struggles, CU once again ended up out shooting the opponent (42%-41%), out rebounding the opponent (40-34), and finished the game with 4 players in double figures. That's the kind of numbers that spell victory, no matter how hot the opponent comes out in the second half (Tech had 30 percentage points of shooting improvement from the first half to the second) Make no mistake, CU earned this win.
It was a win the team had to have. The door to .500+ in conference is still open, and the Buffs can still work themselves into a decent seed for the Big XII tournament. The team is now 6-7 in the Big XII, and can feel really good about themselves going into the tough matchup with UT on Saturday. Great job, guys.