We don't do a whole lot of women's basketball coverage around here, but when the team starts at 6-0 I feel it deserves a mention. The Buffs moved to 6-0 on the season last night thanks to a 68-59 win over the Wyoming Cowgirls in Boulder. From CUBuffs.com:
The Buffs used a 9-0 run midway through the second half to pull away from Wyoming and win 68-59 on Wednesday night at the Coors Events Center.
"When you're not in your conference schedule, you want as many different scenarios as you can get," said CU coach Linda Lappe, whose team went to 5-0 and 3-0 at home this season. "We're starting to get that with this year's schedule . . . . I feel we'll be prepared for whatever we see down the road."
What the Buffs saw Wednesday night from the previously unbeaten Cowgirls (4-1) was an opponent that runs its offense efficiently, was strong on the boards, goes to the rim often and still was shooting just over 40 percent from beyond the arc.
"We've seen a lot of good things from good teams," said CU senior guard Chucky Jeffery. "It's good because in the Pac-12 we'll be seeing a lot of different things from different things . . . (Wyoming) has some good three-point shooters. They ran a lot of pick-and-pops, which we haven't seen a lot, but we adjusted and got the win."
The Buffaloes now head to Champaign to take on the 3-2 Illinois Fighting Illini in their second road contest of the season. Following that they return home to take on Denver and Colorado State before welcoming No. 7 Louisville to Boulder for what could be an interesting game. When's the last time the Colorado basketball teams started a combined 12-0?
If any of you are fans of the team and would be interested in providing a little bit of coverage here on the site make sure and reach out to me, especially if you are a college student hoping to get into journalism or social media. If you're in Boulder we could certainly help with access to the team and games.