It was Jasmine Sborov poster day at the Coors Events Center on Sunday, but fans of the Colorado junior guard never saw her on the court.
Sborov was diagnosed with a fractured foot on Saturday and will be out indefinitely. Coach Linda Lappe did not know exactly when Sborov suffered the injury but said she had been playing with it and it finally became too painful.
"I feel bad for Jaz," Lappe said. "This is the most fun time of the year and to not be able to compete and to play is really hard for her. I think she showed a lot of character and unselfishness by helping our team and our bench be better today."
Sborov had become a strong rebounder in recent games. She was averaging 7.8 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Haley Smith replaced Sborov in the starting lineup and scored two points without grabbing a rebound.
CU forward Arielle Roberson played hurt Sunday but not in the traditional sense.
Roberson is close with point guard Spencer Dinwiddie on the CU men's team. Dinwiddie suffered a left knee injury at Washington and had to be carried off the court.
Roberson learned Dinwiddie was hurt not long before the Buffs tipped off against Stanford. She was able to focus on the game even though her heart was hurting for Dinwiddie.
"When it's game time you've got to put it in the back of your mind," Roberson said. "You worry about it later."
Roberson finished with 19 points and six rebounds.
Jamee Swan had mixed emotions about the best day of her career statistically Sunday.
She produced the second double-double of her career with 20 points and 13 rebounds, both of which were career bests. She also had a career high five assists. But the fact that it came in a loss made it a little less enjoyable.
"I feel like I played pretty well," she said. "I don't think I could have done it without having my teammates helping me get to places I needed to get to and getting me the ball."
Lappe was encouraged to see her sophomore forward have such a strong performance against the No. 2 team in the country.
"Jamee was fantastic," Lappe said. "We knew that we were going to need Jamee in games like this and she was going at a good pace today.
"She was aggressive. She's a tough rebounder and a physical player and at times, she gave Stanford a lot of problems."
Brittany Wilson didn't start because of knee sprain. She still was able to play 23 minutes off the bench and scored 15 points and five rebounds. She also scored the 1,000th point of her career, becoming the 25th CU player to reach that milestone.