The No. 21 Colorado Buffaloes defeated the lowly Georgia Bulldogs 84-70 in a game where Georgia never really stood a chance to begin with. The Buffaloes won by overwhelming the Bulldogs on the boards. Colorado out-rebounded Georgia by 12, and Josh Scott had 13 rebounds and 14 points en route to a double-double.
All five of the Colorado starters scored at least 10 points and had at least one assist and one steal. Their all-around successful performance against the Bulldogs has to give them confidence moving forward into PAC-12 conference play, where they will face much better opponents.
This win against Georgia doesn’t mean much in the long run for Colorado, but their continued success has to worry the favorites in the PAC-12. The No. 1 Arizona Wildcats have rolled over opponents, as have the No. 12 Oregon Ducks, but Colorado has more impressive wins than both teams.
The UCLA Bruins have looked impressive offensively, but that can be attributed to their weaker schedule. If the Buffaloes had won against the No. 7 Oklahoma State Cowboys, they would be a top-10 team in the country.
The Buffaloes should be disappointed they aren’t more highly touted, but they start PAC-12 play against the Oregon State Beavers next. After that game, they will get a chance to prove themselves against No. 12 Oregon. If Colorado defeats the Ducks, then they will finally get the recognition they deserve as a legitimate contender for the PAC-12 regular season title. Don’t be surprised if they defeat an undefeated No. 1 Arizona team on January 23.