Conference: Pac 12 Conference
How They Qualified: At-Large Berth
The Colorado Buffaloes were the definition of a bubble team at the tail-end of the regular season. Thanks to a combination of losses to teams there were supposed to be good and became bad, as well as wins against apparent good teams that also became bad, it took a strong finish and a win in the first round of the Pac 12 Tournament to essentially give Colorado a pair of NCAA Tournament dancing slippers.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Spencer Dinwiddie (15.6 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Andre Roberson (11.3 rpg)
Leading Passer: Spencer Dinwiddie (3.0 apg)
Bad Losses: Washington, Utah, Oregon State
Good Wins: California, Arizona, Oregon (twice)
Not too sure how pumped you should be about Colorado’s chances in the tourney. Most of their success will depend on how well doube-double machine Andre Roberson performs. Being that he is only 6-foot-7 and the competition for rebounds are going to much more fierce in the tournament, it is going to be hard for Roberson to be as successful on the boards as he was during the regular season.
A team that barely sneaked in from a power-conference? I smell an early exit for Colorado and it seems pretty obvious why. But at the end of the day it is so hard to determine what Buffaloes team is going to show up. It is teams like Colorado over performing in the big dance that messes everyone’s bracket anyway.
The Colorado Buffaloes are dancing!