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Dom Collier Announces Committment to Colorado Buffaloes in Kind-of-Funny Tweet

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I don’t know about you, but I like to get all my college recruiting info exclusively from the mean streets of Twitter. Sure, social media may be the least reliable source for information when certain tweeters have a biased agenda, but it doesn’t negate the fact that players can make the announcements themselves.

That is, assuming we can all safely travel the treacherous journey and avoid trolling, one-sided banter and folks using a message board as a source.

This brings us to new Colorado Buffaloes commit, Dom Collier. The guard was a four-star prospect who took to Twitter to let the world know he was joining the Colorado program. Oh, and he tried to make a funny by hashtagging #rollTad.

Good thing Collier is projected to be a really good player. I mean, his comedy really needs some work. I guess it is kind of funny that he is using the whole Roll Tide thing and then parlaying his new head coach’s name for the #rollTag hashtag. It could have been worse — so there is that.

Collier is a member of the 2014 recruiting class. His junior season in high school saw him score over 20 points per outing while helping his school win the Colorado Class 5A Championship and earning the state’s Mr. Basketball award.

This is a pretty big get for Tad Boyle, who is trying to continue to build the program into a Pac 12 darling.

 

Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone

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2014 NCAA Tournament Preview: No. 8 Colorado vs No. 9 Pittsburgh





The Colorado Buffaloes were one of the dark horses for the National Championship early in the season, but an injury to Spencer Dinwiddie halted their dominating stretch of wins. Still managing to secure a No. 8 seed in the South region of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Buffaloes will face the also inconsistent No.  9 seed Pittsburgh Panthers on March 20th in a game that features two of college basketball’s biggest wild cards.

Pittsburgh finished fifth in the ACC, but nearly beat the Virginia Cavaliers to advance to the ACC Tournament finals. When Lamar Patterson and Talib Zanna are on, they are a potential Elite Eight team; when they’re off, Pitt wouldn’t make it out of the first round of the NIT. The Panthers have a tournament streak in them, but they have to get off to a confident start.

What to Watch For

Josh Scott is playing extremely well for Colorado; he leads the team in points per game and rebounds since Dinwiddie’s injury. However, the Buffaloes will not win unless someone else steps up. Pittsburgh is an all-around talented team that likes to share the ball; Colorado must disrupt that. Patterson and Zanna will be the least of the Buffaloes’ worries if Pitt gets into a groove early on.

Prediction:

Colorado just isn’t the National Title threat that they were earlier in the season after Dinwiddie’s injury. The Buffaloes are a good team, but don’t look cohesive anymore. On the other hand, Pittsburgh looks like they could be catching on at the right moment. Expect big things from the Panthers in the tournament.

Pittsburgh 70, Colorado 60

Taylor Sturm is a Columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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