CU women's basketball preview: Southeastern Louisiana

MATCHUP: Southeastern Louisiana Lions (2-3) at No. 21 Colorado Buffaloes (6-0).

GAME TIME: Wednesday, noon, Coors Events Center.

BROADCAST: Radio — 1600 AM; TV — Live stream at Pac-12 Plus.

COACHES: Southeastern Louisiana — Errol Gauff, 1st season (2-3 at SELU and overall); Colorado — JR Payne, 1st season (6-0; 107-113 overall).

LEADERS: Southeastern Louisiana — Scoring: G Taylin Underwood, Jr., 20.0 ppg; Rebounding: G Tyler Morrison, Fr., 6.3 rpg; Assists: Morrison, 4.0 apg. Colorado — Scoring: G Kennedy Leonard, So., 17.7 ppg; Rebounding: F Monica Burich, Fr., 6.3 rpg; Assists: Leonard, 7.0 apg.

NOTABLE: The Buffs are ranked for the first time since the week of Jan. 6, 2014. CU went 8-13 the rest of the way that season and 22-40 over the past two seasons before putting together the ninth 6-0 start in the program's history this year...Burich has provided a spark off the bench, going 11-for-17 from the floor in the past two games while averaging 15 points and seven rebounds...Senior Haley Smith is coming off a career-high 26-point game in Saturday's win against SMU...After shooting 53.1 percent (17-for-32) in the first two games, Leonard has gone 24-for-66 in the past four games. During those last four games she is just 7-for-31 from 3-point range...However, Leonard's assist-to-turnover rate of 7.


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0 (42 assists, six turnovers) ranks second in the nation...CU's defense has forced an average of 22.3 turnovers per game...The Buffs host Idaho State on Saturday...Underwood is coming off a 35-point, 10-rebound game in a win against Bethune-Cookman.

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