2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Colorado Buffaloes
Conference: Pac-12 Conference
How They Qualified: At-Large Berth
Region: No. 8 seed in South
When Spencer Dinwiddie went down I am sure many people thought Colorado‘s chances of making it to the NCAA tournament were long gone. Dinwiddie clearly made the Buffaloes a much better team and I really think they could have been ranked in the top 10 with him, but the Buffs still have some talent.
Colorado still managed to have a pretty good Pac-12 record and it still finished in the top five of the standings. That is pretty impressive when a team is without its best player.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Josh Scott (14.1 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Josh Scott (8.5 rpg)
Leading Passer: Askia Booker (3.4 apg)
Bad Losses: None
Good Wins: Kansas
Askia Booker has done a great job this season and he is a big reason why the Buffs have still competed in college hoops ever since their leading scorer went down. However, players like Josh Scott and Xavier Johnson have stepped up as well. Both are averaging 12 or more points per game.
Whether if we are talking about conference play or non-conference play, Colorado has been challenged all season long and that should help its cause when it comes to the tournament.
No one would have taken this team lightly if it was at full strength entering the tourney. Well, Tad Boyle‘s team still has talent and it is more than capable of winning a couple of games in the dance.
The Colorado Buffaloes are dancing!