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Norfolk State NIT upset gives CU basketball one last home date

Buffs to host upstart Spartans in NIT second round
03/20/2019 09:49 PM MDT
The surging Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team will get to play one final game at the CU Events Center. 
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After first taste of NIT, short calm before resuming the storm for CU basketball
03/20/2019 09:52 PM MDT - The Colorado Buffaloes at least know this much: Nothing will get any easier from here. Despite making regular postseason appearances at different levels throughout the nine-season tenure of head coach Tad Boyle, the Buffs' track record early in those postseason tournaments has been frustrating, to say the least, since CU reached the Final Four of the NIT in 2011. Full Story

Tyler Bey's injury status won't be clarified until later in week for CU Buffs
03/20/2019 12:56 AM MDT - Dreams of another run to the NIT Final Four, a destination the Colorado Buffaloes reached at the end of coach Tad Boyle's first season in Boulder in 2011, might have flashed before the veteran coach's eyes midway through the second half. Full Story

CU Buffs outduel hot-shooting Dayton Flyers in NIT first round
03/20/2019 12:20 AM MDT - The postseason will continue for the Colorado Buffaloes. Overcoming a hot-shooting start to each half by the visiting Dayton Flyers, the Buffaloes won the rebounding battle and turned up their own offense at opportune moments, outlasting Dayton for a 78-73 victory late Tuesday in an NIT first-round game at the CU Events Center. Full Story

BuffZone podcast: Previewing the CU Buffs' NIT matchup with Dayton
03/19/2019 04:09 PM MDT - Our Pat Rooney and Brian Howell preview the CU men's NIT game with Dayton. Full Story

Game day notes: CU Buffs' McKinley Wright discusses his (almost) career at Dayton
03/19/2019 09:07 AM MDT - McKinley Wright was supposed to be a member of the Dayton basketball program. When the Flyers visit the CU Events Center Tuesday night for a first-round battle in the NIT, Colorado's sophomore point guard will encounter some familiar faces on the opposite bench. Full Story

Dayton brings big paint presence into NIT first-round date against CU Buffs
03/18/2019 07:43 PM MDT - Success in tournament play often is more about attitude and emotion than it is Xs and Os. An argument can be made that is even more the case in the NIT, where a 32-team cast of misfits ranging from those stung from missing the cut for the NCAA Tournament to hungry up-and-comers compete for college basketball's top consolation prize. Full Story

Season to continue as CU Buffs set to host Dayton in NIT first round
03/18/2019 10:21 AM MDT - It's official. The season indeed will continue for the Colorado men's basketball team. Full Story

Oregon matches 2012 CU Buffs with four-win run to Pac-12 Conference title
03/17/2019 12:03 AM MDT - Colorado no longer can lay claim to a unique and never-repeated run at the Pac-12 Conference tournament. Full Story

Rooney: With or without NIT bid, CU basketball needs to shoot for 2020 Big Dance
03/16/2019 08:37 PM MDT - There might still be games to play this season for the Colorado men's basketball team. Full Story

McKinley Wright hopes to put off inevitable shoulder surgery as long as possible for CU Buffs
03/16/2019 02:13 PM MDT - McKinley Wright is bracing for surgery. He just hopes to put it off a little longer. Full Story

Tad Boyle makes the case for NIT to invite CU Buffs
03/15/2019 11:41 PM MDT - The Pac-12 Conference tournament is over for the Colorado Buffaloes. Whether the 2018-19 season is over remains to be seen. Full Story

Turnovers thwart CU basketball's bid for Pac-12 title game berth
03/15/2019 10:42 PM MDT - LAS VEGAS - Washington has buried Colorado with dominant runs several times this season. UW did it again Friday night when it mattered most. Much like they did in Seattle three weeks ago, the Huskies ambushed the Buffaloes after halftime, pulling away from CU for a 66-61 win in the Pac-12 Conference semifinals at T-Mobile Arena.  Full Story

Alex Strating delivers big-time for CU basketball at Pac-12 tourney
03/15/2019 12:05 PM MDT - Alex Strating didn't get off the bench during Colorado's opening-round win against Cal at the Pac-12 Conference tournament But Strating had given the Buffaloes solid minutes against Oregon State before, and he had a feeling his number might get called when the Buffs battled the Beavers in the quarterfinals Thursday. Full Story

Chat replay: Pat Rooney discusses CU basketball (March 15, 2019)
03/15/2019 01:23 PM MDT - BuffZone.com beat writer Pat Rooney takes questions and leads a discussion on University of Colorado basketball ahead of the Pac-12 Conference semifinals. Full Story

Solving Washington defense the challenge for CU Buffs in Pac-12 semifinals
03/14/2019 10:14 PM MDT - In order to play for a chance to advance to the NCAA Tournament, the Colorado Buffaloes first will have to topple the best the Pac-12 Conference has to offer. Full Story

Shane Gatling reveling in the moment...and hitting big shots for CU Buffs, too
03/14/2019 11:31 PM MDT - Don't blame Shane Gatling for occasionally taking a moment to savor his situation. A year ago, Gatling was playing at the junior college level after failing to fit in as a freshman in one season at Niagara. Full Story

Balanced effort sends CU Buffs into Pac-12 semifinals for first time in five years
03/14/2019 10:19 PM MDT - LAS VEGAS - Winning the first game of the Pac-12 Conference tournament, as the Colorado Buffaloes have done every season since joining the league in 2012, is one thing. Advancing further has been problematic for coach Tad Boyle's club in recent seasons. That finally changed Thursday. Full Story

Tyler Bey looks to shake poor game for CU basketball
03/13/2019 08:44 PM MDT - A year ago it was a triumphant homecoming for Las Vegas native Tyler Bey, who recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds in front of his fans during his Pac-12 Conference tournament debut in 2017. Full Story

Defense, rebounding lift CU Buffs past Cal in Pac-12 tourney opener
03/13/2019 07:22 PM MDT - It was at the sort of outcome near and dear to coach Tad Boyle's heart. Full Story

Game day notes: Pat's picks, plus more honors for Tyler Bey
03/13/2019 10:19 AM MDT - This year more than any year seems like the one in which it would be most foolish to make picks based on seeds. Full Story

Emergence of Cal's Connor Vanover a problem for CU Buffs in Pac-12 tourney
03/12/2019 04:54 PM MDT - Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle doesn't typically venture on to the court during his team's early warm-ups on game night. But since the cavernous bowels that houses the visiting locker room at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif., doesn't exactly provide an atmosphere of inspiration, Boyle opted to wander courtside when his Buffaloes visited Cal in January. Full Story

CU basketball flashback: 50th anniversary of 1969 NCAA tourney team
03/12/2019 01:04 PM MDT - In time, maybe March 13 will be remembered in Colorado basketball lore for another reason, perhaps as the day in 2019 when a young and up-and-coming bunch of Buffaloes began an improbable run to a Pac-12 Conference tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Full Story

Team-by-team glance at the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament
03/12/2019 01:05 PM MDT - A team-by-team glance, in seed order, for the Pac-12 Conference men's basketball tournament in Las Vegas. Full Story

Nate Tomlinson learning on the fly with CU basketball coaching staff
03/11/2019 05:20 PM MDT - Make no mistake. Nate Tomlinson was a good basketball player. Good enough to play a key role in a unique run put together by the Colorado Buffaloes yet to be repeated at the Pac-12 Conference tournament. Full Story

Tyler Bey, McKinley Wright earn All-Pac-12 first team honors for CU basketball
03/11/2019 07:59 PM MDT - It was McKinley Wright and Tyler Bey that led that led Colorado's surge out of the Pac-12 Conference bottom third over the final 10 games of the regular season. On Monday, the Buffaloes sophomores were recognized for their efforts. Full Story

McKinley Wright repeats as MVP for CU basketball
03/10/2019 06:30 PM MDT - With the Pac-12 Conference looming for the surging Colorado men's basketball team, the Buffaloes took a quick timeout Sunday to hand out their annual team awards. Full Story

Rare feat: A 5-seed, 12-seed matchup for CU Buffs that features two of Pac-12's hottest teams
03/10/2019 06:31 PM MDT - The task ahead of the Colorado men's basketball team isn't an easy one. Yet it's a journey a Tad Boyle-coached Buffaloes have successfully traversed before, and this time they will try to run the table in Las Vegas as one of the hottest teams in the Pac-12 Conference. Full Story

Results, schedule from Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament
03/16/2019 12:33 AM MDT - All the results plus the upcoming schedule from the Pac-12 Conference men's basketball tournament in Las Vegas. Full Story

Assist-to-turnover rate on the rise for CU basketball going into Pac-12 tourney
03/09/2019 08:29 PM MST - Before this week, the Colorado men's basketball team had not enjoyed a single game this season in which four players recorded at least three assists. Full Story

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Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
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Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
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Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story


  • Nov. 3 - Colorado 66, Colorado Mines 57 (exhibition)
  • Nov. 13 - Colorado 100, Drake 71
  • Nov. 16 - Colorado 79, Nebraska-Omaha 75
  • Nov. 20 - San Diego 70, Colorado 64
  • Nov. 24 - Colorado 93, Air Force 56
  • Nov. 28 - Colorado 93, Portland 69
  • Dec. 1 - Colorado 86, Colorado State 80
  • Dec. 4 - Colorado 82, South Dakota 58
  • Dec. 8 - Colorado 84, Illinois-Chicago 72
  • Dec. 11 - Colorado 78, New Mexico 75
  • Dec. 22 - Indiana State 72, Colorado 67 (Honolulu)
  • Dec. 23 - Hawaii 70, Colorado 62 OT (Honolulu)
  • Dec. 25 - Colorado 68, Charlotte 53 (Honolulu)
  • Jan. 3 - Arizona 64, Colorado 56
  • Jan. 5 - Arizona State 83, Colorado 61
  • Jan. 10 - Colorado 92, Washington State 60
  • Jan. 12 - Washington 77, Colorado 70
  • Jan. 20 - Utah 78, Colorado 69
  • Jan. 24 - Colorado 68, California 59
  • Jan. 26 - Stanford 75, Colorado 62
  • Jan. 31 - Oregon State 76, Colorado 74
  • Feb. 2 - Colorado 73, Oregon 51
  • Feb. 6 - Colorado 84, UCLA 73
  • Feb. 9 - Colorado 69, USC 65
  • Feb. 13 - Colorado 77, Arizona State 73
  • Feb. 17 - Colorado 67, Arizona 60
  • Feb. 20 - Washington State 76, Colorado 74
  • Feb. 23 - Washington 64, Colorado 55
  • March 2 - Colorado 71, Utah 63
  • March 7 - Colorado 93, UCLA 68
  • March 9 - Colorado 78, USC 67
  • March 13 - (5) Colorado 56, (12) Cal 51 (Pac-12 tournament first round)
  • March 14 - (5) Colorado 73, (4) Oregon State 58 (Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals)
  • March 15 - (1) Washington 66, (5) Colorado 61 (Pac-12 tournament semifinals)
  • March 19 - (4) Colorado 78, (5) Dayton 73 (NIT first round)
  • March 25 - (8) Norfolk State at (4) Colorado, 7 p.m. (ESPN2; NIT second round)