(68-64... hrmmm... that sounds familiar. It's almost like someone predicted that exact score yesterday morning. Weird.)
The Buffs were paced by the 6th-man extraordinaire, Askia Booker. "The Scrat" scored 16 points in 24 minutes, and his burst off the bench helped the Buffs set the tone early. Sophomore Dennis Rodman impersonator Andre Roberson chipped in a very 'Dre-like 12/16. Austin Dufault had the cleanest performance, scoring 15 points with no turnovers; considering the Buffs coughed it up 23 times last night, Austin deserves special recognition.
|"The Scrat" changed the game off the bench, helping CU jump out to a big lead. From: the Post.|
All told, CU held UNLV to just over 32% shooting, while hitting over 58% of their own 3-point attempts and out-rebounding the Rebels by 13. Had the Buffs not turned the ball over a shocking 23 times (including an extended stretch where CU couldn't advance the ball past mid-court) or missed 10 free throws, this game would've been a rout. If this were a regular season game I'd be worried, but, as this is the Tournament, every win looks like Kate Upton to me.
|Carlon and the Buffs did work beyond the arc, but turnovers kept the game close. From: the Post|
I'm beginning to run out of language to describe this team.
My Baylor preview will be up at some point this evening. God only knows when, but I'll get it out.