|Good. From: the BDC|
This wasn't a perfect performance by any means. Sure, the Cardinal were abysmal offensively in the first half, shooting under 30% from the floor, but they came alive in the second, and pushed CU possession-by-possession over the final 20 minutes. Rosco Allen, looking to shake off the horrible things Wes Gordon did to him in Palo Alto, poured in 25/9. Add to it Josh Scott feeling a little under the weather (still put up 14/8/4/3), and Colorado needed all that juice on the perimeter.
|A little under the weather, Josh Scott still put up solid numbers. From: WTOP.com|
And so, the Buffs look to wrap up the first half of conference action on a high note. A win tomorrow against the Golden Bears would make for three in a row, five in six overall, and keep them in the running for the league crown. More importantly, it would make for sweet revenge for the absolute dismantling Cal put on Colorado back on New Year's Day, and stand as another top-50 RPI win. I won't go so far as to say this is the 'most important game of the Tad Boyle Era,' or anything like that, but this is a huge game. Time to get to the preview!
Hype Music for the Evening: "Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Fess Parker
Why? Because 'he kilt him a b'ar when he was only three,' of course. Enjoy!
Tip-off from the CEC is set for 3pm on Sunday. There's no excuse for a halfhearted crowd for this one. It's a big game between two very good basketball teams, the Broncos are on a bye week (don't even pretend to care about the Pro Bowl), and the snow won't fully hit until Monday. If you're a warm-blooded member of BuffNation, and you live in the area, you better be trying to get a ticket. If, for some reason, you hate your university, you could always stay home and catch the action on either FOX Sports 1 or 850 KOA, but then we won't be friends any more. Be my friend, and get your ass to the CEC!
For reference, my preview from the first matchup can be found here.
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