The Colorado Buffaloes have not been the most relevant team in college hoops over the years, but head coach Tad Boyle has done work ever since joining the team. The Buffaloes have made the NCAA tournament the past two seasons, but will they finally make the Sweet 16 in the upcoming season?
Colorado may have made the dance the last two years, but it has not made it very far. It didn’t even make it to the round of 32 last year and the year before it won one game before losing to Baylor in the round of 32.
This program is definitely on the rise, though. Usually making the Big Dance would be looked at as a huge deal for this school–I am sure it still is–but the expectations are going to get higher as this team continues to have a lot of success.
The team will be losing Andre Roberson, but it returns its two leading scorers. The Buffaloes won 21 games last season and finished with a Pac-12 record of 10-8. However, Colorado could be the second best team in the conference. Arizona should be picked to win the Pac-12.
Colorado definitely has the talent to make the Sweet 16. It needs to take care of business during the regular season so it can earn a solid seed in the NCAA tournament. Last year, Colorado was a No. 10 seed and the year before it was a No. 11 seed. Earning that low of a seed would be really disappointing in the 2013-14 season.
The Buffs should have no problem finishing in the top five of the conference standings and they really should finish in the top three. They have the talent to be ranked all season long and no one should be surprised if they go on a Sweet 16 run.