|A feisty crowd got a good show last night, and the Buffs are off to a 2-0 start to Pac-12 play. From: the BDC|
|A scrappy defensive effort from the Buffs kept them in the game. From: the BDC|
The best individual performance of the night came from Carlon Brown, who had a few SportsCenter worthy plays and 18 points that keyed a big CU run to take over the game. 'Dre did his typical yeoman's work on the boards (his typical allotment of 12), and "The Mayor" Spencer Dinwidde had a solid 13 point, 5 assist game while shooting 8-9 from the free throw line. Sabatino Chen also deserves a mention, as an early spate of five high-energy minutes in the 1st half turned the game around.
|Carlon had a huge performance last night. From: the BDC|
However, I'm not ready to go full Ringo and proclaim this team Pac-12 title contenders, or any other such nonsense; there's still an old Big-12 schedule's worth (16 games) left to play this season. Still, that was a huge win last night, and there are a lot of heads perking up up and down the Left Coast to see what that noise from Boulder was.
Lot of work left to do...
On a side note: Utah beat Washington State in SLC last night (Go Utes?). I had thought I'd said that I'd eat a hat if they won a conference game, but looking back, I must have changed it at the last minute. So no hat eating for me!
|Wait, what? Joy in SLC? That's un-possible. From: the Salt Lake Tribune.|
Just goes to show you how fucked up the Pac-12 is this season; so keep the brakes pumped on your expectations for the Buffs until we get a little deeper into conference play. There's not a team in this league who has proven to be a consistent competitor, and anyone can lose on a given night.
I didn't get back til late last night, so no WSU preview this morning. I'll have one up by tomorrow morning.