LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Colorado Buffaloes fans cheer on their team before the Buffaloes take on the California Golden Bears in the semifinals of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 men's basketball tournament at Staples Center on March 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Colorado played another great game, and they eventually put away the Golden Bears by a score of 70-59. Andre Roberson and Carlon Brown continue to stand out for this team and have been a main reason for their success. Brown mentioned, "We just want it, we've never been in a position like this, it's about one game, one time tomorrow, and we are going to come out and give it everything we have." Brown and Roberson combined for 33 points. Roberson had 17 points and 9 rebounds. When asked to talk about Roberson, Boyle said, "Andre has really emerged as a big time shot blocker, he's such a quick jumper and he made some big time blocks and covered up for some mistakes. He was terrific tonight and he has been terrific the past two nights." Overall, this Colorado team played excellent once again and are they playing their best ball at the right time.
Things the Buffaloes did well: Colorado was impressive on defense to say the least. Boyle keeps preaching it and the Buffaloes keep doing it. Offensively, the Buffaloes were as efficient as they can be. They shot 50% from the field. Andre Roberson was phenomenal like he has been all tournament. This guy has so much potential and he already is an amazing player. His leaping and timing never fail to impress. Austin Dufault had big plays down the stretch as well. He struggled in the first, but found his groove and showed his superior athleticism towards the Cal interior big men adding 15 points.
Things the Buffaloes struggled with: The play in the last minutes of the first half was a little suspect, but Boyle decided the lineup at that time. Jeremy Adams and Sabatino Chen can play at certain times, but I don't like the idea of them playing at the same time. Bottom line, Colorado is doing as much as they can with the talent they have and that's all you can ask for from a team at this point of the season.
Up Next: The Buffaloes take on the Arizona Wildcats. If the Buffaloes keep up this style of play, they can get the victory and make an appearance at the NCAA Tournament.