CU women's basketball preview: Omni Classic
MATCHUP: St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers (1-2) Colorado Buffaloes (4-0).
GAME TIME: Friday, 11 a.m., Coors Events Center.
BROADCAST: Radio — 1600 AM; TV — None.
COACHES: St. Francis — John Thurston, fifth season (53-73, 94-94 overall); Colorado — JR Payne, first season (4-0, 105-113).
LEADERS: St. Francis — Scoring: F Olivia Levey, Sr.., 14.3 ppg; Rebounding: F Maria Palarino, So., 9.3 rpg; Assists: G Rachel Iozzia, Sr., 4.0 apg. Colorado — Scoring: G Kennedy Leonard, So., 19.3 ppg; Rebounding: F Zoe Correal, Jr., 7.8 rpg; Assists: Leonard, 8.5 apg.
NOTABLE: This is the first game of the annual Omni Classic. Boston College will play SMU in the second game Friday at 1:30 p.m. Depending on the results the Buffs will face either Boston College or SMU at 11 a.m. on Saturday...CU is coming off a road win at North Dakota State, a victory paced by Correal's first career double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds)...CU is 4-0 for the first time since 2013...Leonard is averaging three steals per game...As a team CU has compiled an assist-to-turnover rate of 1.14...It will be a homecoming for Boston College senior Kailey Edwards, a Legacy graduate who led the Lightning to the 2012 Class 5A state title in a win against Monarch at the Coors Events Center.
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