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 7.0 (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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