Our friends over at Allbuffs have put together a season preview roundtable with some of the best Buffs basketball minds on the net. We'll be discussing the upcoming season all week long so go ahead and dive in.
Excitement in Boulder is high for this basketball season. And AllBuffs is here to help. We asked some of the more knowledgeable people supporting the program their thoughts on this season, and over the next five days leading up to tip-off of the 2011-12 season against Fort Lewis, we're going to give you their thoughts and tell you what to expect for the upcoming season.
So now that you know everyone, here's the breakdown of what we'll be covering.
* Monday, November 7th - The PAC-12
* Tuesday, November 8th - CU in 2011-12 (Part 1)
* Wednesday, November 9th - CU in 2011-12 (Part 2)
* Thursday, November 10th - CU in the Future (Part 1)
* Friday, November 11th - CU in the Future (Part 2)
First question after the jump...Where do you see CU basketball in 3 years?
RumblinBuff - For me, that question boils down to "is Tad Boyle still coaching in Boulder?" If he is, we may see this program seriously compete for Pac-12 titles come 2014-15. If not, then the whole thing is up in the air. The foundation is still being set, I'd hate to see it disturbed before it matures.
Buffnik - In 3 years, I see CU as a program that's expected to make the NCAA Tournament and get out of the first round. I think we'll be about where Turgeon had Texas A&M where 20-25 wins was the expectation.
Zach Bell - In the top half of the Pac-12 and in the big dance. I'd love to say ‘winning the Pac-12' but Arizona, UCLA, and Washington all looked poised to be extremely strong in the coming years. The Pac-12 could quickly become a 5-6 bid league year in, year out provided it keeps its current stable of coaches.
Goose - A few months ago, I would have said we would be a team that would make a tournament every year, but it would probably be 2/3 NIT and 1/3 NCAA. Now? I'm starting to think that we could become a perennial tournament team for the Big Dance. UCLA & Arizona are always going to have the history that keeps them as a perennial contender, but I think we could conceivably be the #3 team in the Pac-12 most years with an occasional conference championship.
Tyler Ziskin - The Buffs will be solidified into the top half of the Pac 12 and a legitimate NCAA tournament team. Colorado is always a tough opponent in Boulder, but we need to be a legit threat on the road as well. If we can get that solved by 2014... man, we could really be special.
Head over to Allbuffs to read the rest ofpart five.