The PAC-12 conference has been slacking in the NCAA as far as basketball is concerned. Only 1 team was ranked in the top 25 , and finished out the season with none in the top tier. CU was picked to finish 11th in the PAC-12, and here they are, one of two teams from the conference in the big dance.
The Buffs go to The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico and take on the UNLV Rebels, in is what I believe is going to be one of the best games of the 1st round. The Buffs love to play a fast paced style of basketball, and their offense truly is all or nothing. When the Buffs play to their potential, they can keep up with almost any team. Athletically, we are one of the best conditioned teams in the nation thanks to Altitude. I've seen many games where the two freshmen phenoms Askia (Ski) Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie keep the pace alive and fast by driving to the lane or pulling up for a 12 foot jumper. Normally, if they miss Andre Roberson (First Team All Pac-12) will be there to clean up the boards. Senior point guard Nate Tomlinson also has had a hot hand, and has made some key free throws in many games this season. Carlon Brown, who leads the team in PPG, has been playing with some serious swag! Watch his dunk against Arizona in the PAC-12 Championship game
Buffs win 68-59
Also here are some upsets that I am calling out in the 1st round
11 Colorado defeats 6 UNLV
12 VCU defeats 5 Wichita St.
11 Colorado St. defeats 6 Murray St.
12 Long Beach St. defeats 5 New Mexico
And Cinderella Story of the year!!!!!!!!!
14 St. Bonaventure defeats 3 Florida State (wouldn't that be something?)