10. Colorado Buffaloes (12-9, 3-6 Pac-12) LW: 10
After splitting a pair of home games with Oregon State and Oregon, coach Tad Boyle and the Colorado Buffaloes now sit at 12-9 on the season and 3-6 in Pac-12 play.
This entire season has been up-and-down for the Buffaloes as they haven’t been able to find their true identity yet, and the trend continued this past weekend.
In the first matchup of the week, the Buffs were able to take an early lead against the Beavers as they led by nine late in the first half. However, a problem that has haunted Colorado many times this season made a return, as they saw their lead diminish in a 76-74 loss.
Just a few days later, the Buffaloes looked like a completely different team against the Ducks. One of the main takeaways is that the Buffs put their foot on the pedal early and never let off the gas. At one point, Colorado jumped out to a 24-5 lead thanks to a 17-0 run midway through the first half. Its lead never dipped back below 15 as they were able to close out the Ducks 73-51.
A big component in the win over Oregon was a huge night provided by sophomore Tyler Bey, who notched his ninth career double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds.
The Buffaloes will get the chance to show which team they plan on being throughout the rest of conference play this week when they head to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins on Wednesday and the USC Trojans on Saturday.