In the interest of attempting something new this season to test his players' knowledge, Colorado men's basketball coach Tad Boyle and his staff devised a sort of mid-term preseason written exam for the Buffaloes.

These tests were administered late last week before the Buffs headed to Texas to face SMU in a closed scrimmage. Boyle and his staff still are sorting through the results with time beginning to wind down ahead of the season-opener at home on Nov. 11 against Sacramento State.

"Some of our guys are better test-takers than others, but we're actually going over them this week," Boyle said. "We're college basketball coaches. We're not professors. So some of the questions may not have been worded the best. But it gives you a feel for the concepts that you've put in and you're trying to put in, and who maybe doesn't.

"There's one player, a new player, that scored really, really low. You could tell either he wasn't either mentally into it that day or he just hasn't been paying a lot of attention. You learn a lot."

Pat Rooney: rooneyp@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/prooney07



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