The Buffaloes followed up arguably their best road performance with their worst road performances as they lost to the Oregon State Beavers 83-69. Although the Beavers did play and shoot well, the Buffaloes still were weak on defense and made the careless mistakes they commonly make on the road. Scoring wise for Colorado, Askia Booker totaled 15 points and Carlon Brown added 14. Ultimately, it was a disappointing performance for the Buffaloes and this game showed a great deal about the team's overall state.
Things the Buffaloes did well: Andre Roberson had 14 points and 9 rebounds. His game never seems to change, no matter the environment. Hopefully, next year he can take over and lead the team to play better on the road. The identity of the team next year has to change. If Colorado wants to become a premier team and program, they have to win on the road. The team is young, so it is expected, but the players and coaching need to improve on the road.
Things the Buffaloes struggled with: The Buffaloes looked lost and lethargic in the second half. The Buffaloes were able to tie it at 34, however, it seemed like they thought they had the game won at that point. Oregon State went on a 34-10 run and the game was over after that. The free throws were atrocious. They shot 13-27 from the free throw line. Even though Oregon State played a better game, the Buffaloes have one of the best defenses in the Pac-12 and 83 points is too much for any team to give up.
Up Next: The Buffaloes have earned the 6th seed in the Pac-12 and will take on Utah in the Pac-12 Tournament. Colorado should be fine for this game, but this team plays different in every environment. The team will need to step up, but barring a miraculous performance from the Utes, the Buffs should pull out the win.